Brodie Castle & Gardens

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.

Which famous castle can we visit near Forres?

Visit Castle Brodie, home to the Clan Brodie for over 400 years. The grounds and gardens are amazing with fun sculptures for all the family.

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.

  • Visit the home of one of Scotland’s most prominent families – the Clan Brodie.
  • Admire the art collection that includes Dutch Old Masters to modern watercolours.
  • The garden includes over 124 varieties of daffodils, that can be enjoyed in spring.
  • The Playful Garden is home to a fascinating menagerie of characters inspired by the castle’s quirky and colourful history, including Scotland’s biggest bunny sculpture.
  • Adult: £11.00 Family £35.00 One adult family: £29.00 Concession £9.50 Child £6.50
  • Guided tours inside the castle last about 45 minutes and it is recommended to book in advance.
  • Open: 10:00am to 16:00pm.

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