Brodie Castle
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Brodie Castle

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

Things to do

PLAY AREAS

The Playful Garden is open at weekends during the winter season (3 January until 28 February).

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 to clamber into, rabbit holes to crawl through and xylophones to tap tunes on.

The soft play area is perfect for wet weather days.

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

GUIDED TOURS

Our fantastic guides will take you around the castle, telling you the stories of the Brodies of Brodie who lived in the castle. Tours run every 30 minutes and last around 1 hour.

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.

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. 

WALKS

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.

HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION

There are three properties on the Brodie estate available for holiday let. Please see the holidays website to book.

Cormack’s Cottage (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.

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.

HIRE A VENUE

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

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

Green Walk

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

To find walks at National Trust for Scotland places, download the Trust Trails app.

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