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Brodie Castle & Estate

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

Things to do

School visits

We welcome school visits at Brodie Castle, whether for a tour of the castle or to use our Playful Garden. For more information, please see our Learning pages.

Nature spotting

Get out and about on the estate by taking one of our woodland walks to see red squirrels, or meander around the pond looking at the variety of wildfowl and dragonflies.

Take a look at our wildlife spotter’s guide

The Brodie estate is home to the National Daffodil Collection, and you find out more about Ian Brodie, the 24th laird, and his passion for daffodils. In spring you can see over 100 species of daffodil in the Playful Garden and around the estate.

Walking in Scotland

Holiday accommodation

Cormack’s Lodge (sleeps 2/3). This romantic rural cottage is tucked away down a narrow road, a short walk from the castle. During the day, wander round the castle grounds then while away evenings in front of the wood-burning stove. The dining room has views of the estate and the cottage has its own private garden, perfect for alfresco breakfasts and impromptu picnics.

South Lodge (sleeps 4). South Lodge lies close to the castle and is secluded and perfect for families with children. A large garden for impromptu picnics and a warm wood-burning stove in the sitting room make this a great retreat at any time of year.

Gardener’s Cottage (sleeps 6). This magnificent detached cottage is set over two storeys and makes an idyllic, pet-friendly setting for a family getaway. Set on an estate with a rich history, you’ll enjoy easy access to the 16th-century Brodie Castle as well as the beaches of Findhorn and Nairn. Prepare for the day and head out to the Playful Garden through your garden gate, where you’ll find Scotland’s biggest bunny sculpture and the National Daffodil Collection, the perfect way to immerse yourself in nature right on your doorstep.

Laird’s Wing (sleeps 14). Fine art, antique furniture and centuries of history make this huge apartment a splendid place to celebrate family occasions or spoil your visiting guests. The late Ninian Brodie lived here until 2003, and it has all the comforts of a luxury modern home, while being spread across three floors of the magnificent turreted castle. When not enjoying the grand dining room or games room, guests can play croquet in the castle grounds or wander through acres of nature trails, spotting swans, ducks and red squirrels. There’s no better place to experience the life of a contemporary laird.

Venue hire

Brodie Castle is available for weddings, celebrations, private functions and meetings – please see our venue hire pages for more information and prices.

Walks here

Pond Walk

Easy – suitable for all abilities on a surfaced and level path
45 minutes
1¼ miles (2.1km)
Café; toilets; shop

Green Walk

Moderate – a rough grassy path, sometimes wet underfoot
20 minutes
½ mile (0.8km)
Café; toilets; shop in Brodie village and at the castle