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Brodie Castle

Magnificent turreted castle with a playful garden and over 400 varieties of daffodil

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to Brodie – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

This property is part of the ‘We’re Good to Go’ scheme, which means we have carried out an official COVID-19 risk assessment to check we have everything in place to reopen safely.

Please be aware that for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and employees in our hospitality venues, we will record the name and contact details of everyone who enters in order to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the venue around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We are obliged to process this data to comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020. Please see our Data Protection page for further information.

Further to this, in National Trust for Scotland non-hospitality settings, where there is either a pre-booking system in place or there is the potential for close contact (eg in some of our smaller properties), we will ask visitors to provide limited contact information. This is for the purposes of managing the number of visitors and also to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. For further information, please see our Data Protection page.

Please note that there is a one-way system around the estate.

If visiting the castle, please head to the visitor centre when you arrive and book your time slot.

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit. For more information about planning your visit, please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us, we can be contacted by email on or telephone 01309 641371.

Facilities & access

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

3G/4G coverage
  • Disabled parking bays are situated in the middle car park (for the Playful Garden) as well as at the side of the castle.
  • Disabled passengers can be dropped off at the front door of the castle.

There are accessible toilets.

Baby changing
Bike route

There’s no buggy access within the castle, only at the Playful Garden.

The Brodie Castle Café is open (Wed–Sun) from 10am–4pm. It will be takeaway-only, serving hot drinks, cake, soup, sandwiches and ice cream.

Children’s activities
Coach parking

Dogs are welcome on the estate but assistance dogs only please in the castle, Playful Garden and adventure playground.

Electric vehicle charging point

Our fantastic guides will take you around the castle, telling you the stories of the Brodies of Brodie who lived in the castle. Tours last around 1 hour.


Parking is free for members and £3 for non-members.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own food into the Playful Garden or the grounds. Picnic benches are available in the Playful Garden and at the back of the castle.

The Playful Garden is a family-friendly garden area, located just a short hop from the historic castle.

Start your journey by following the white rabbits from the car park and get a warm welcome at the longhouse-style visitor centre.

Out in the garden, come face-to-face with Scotland’s biggest rabbit sculpture, then meet the many quirky characters and the stories that connect them to this striking castle, home to the Brodie clan for 400 years.

There’s a mini version of the castle, rabbit holes to crawl through and xylophones to tap tunes on.

There’s a woodland adventure playground too, ideal for letting off some steam, just behind the castle and free to enjoy.

Self-guided trail

Both Brodie Castle and the Playful Garden have gift shops, selling bespoke and local gifts and crafts.

Toilets will be available during opening hours.

There are walks all around the estate, the pond and the shrubbery that are accessible and free to all.

Rodney’s Stone, an 8th-century Pictish monument, is situated on the castle entrance drive and is accessible on foot from the car park.

  • The Playful Garden is fully accessible.
  • The ground floor of the castle is accessible with assistance and chairs are available in most rooms.
  • The path around the pond and the woodland paths are suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
  • A manual wheelchair is available (pre-bookable).

Opening times


Access to the castle is available through regular guided tours. Please book your tour upon arrival, at the Welcome Centre.

1 Jan–31 May, closed 1 Jun–30 Jun, Sat & Sun, 11.00–15.00 1 Jul–31 Aug, Wed–Sun, 11.00–15.00 (last entry 14.20) 1 Sep–30 Sep, Sat & Sun, 11.00–15.00 1 Oct–4 Feb 2022, closed
Castle Café

Takeaway only until further notice.

1 Jan–5 Mar, closed 6 Mar–1 Apr, Sat & Sun, 11.00–15.00 2 Apr–30 Jun, Wed–Sun, 10.00–16.00 1 Jul–31 Aug, Wed–Sun, 10.00–17.00 Current period1 Sep–31 Oct, Wed–Sun, 10.00–16.00 1 Nov–19 Dec, Sat & Sun, 11.00–15.00 20 Dec–4 Feb 2022, closed
Playful Garden

Please note that the soft play area will not be open, due to COVID-19.

1 Jan–1 Apr, closed 2 Apr–30 Jun, Wed–Sun, 10.00–16.00 1 Jul–31 Aug, Wed–Sun, 10.00–17.00 Current period1 Sep–31 Oct, Wed–Sun, 10.00–16.00 1 Nov–4 Feb 2022, closed

Current period1 Jan–31 Dec, open daily

Entry prices

Castle only
One adult family
Playful Garden only
Child (under 3s free)
Castle & Playful Garden
One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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