Ancestral home to the Clan Brodie for over 400 years, it is understood the family were gifted the land by King Malcolm IV in 1160. The original castle was built in 1567 but was destroyed by fire in 1645, by Lewis Gordon of Clan Gordon. The impenetrable 16th-century guard chamber is flanked on one side by a 17th-century wing and on the other by a sprawling Victorian extension in the Scots Baronial style. The last resident member of the family to live at Brodie Castle was Ninian Brodie who died in 2003.
Today the castle and surrounding policies, including a national daffodil collection, are owned by the National Trust for Scotland and are open to the public to visit throughout the year. The castle may be hired for weddings and indoor or outdoor events. Castle tours are led by one of our trained guides, taking in the main rooms of Brodie Castle and covering the history of the Brodie family. The tour lasts for around 45 minutes.
The “blasted heath” where Macbeth is said to have met the three witches, is located on the lands of Brodie. The event was popularised in Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth. This location is referred to locally as Macbeth’s Hillock.