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Stunning place

visited brodick castle twice as we was staying on arran,unfortunately the first time the squirell... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Douglas B
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Wonderful gardens

We went to the castle on the 2nd January, when it was closed, but the gardens were open to wander... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2019
Mike S
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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The quintessential Victorian ‘Highland’ estate, Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park on the Isle of Arran is the perfect place for a family day out.Dramatically set against the backdrop of Goatfell mountain, the grand red sandstone Scottish...more
Brodick KA27 8HY, Scotland
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All reviews national trust summer house gardens are lovely adventure playground red squirrels nts members extensive grounds well worth a visit bronze age pine cones formal gardens the kitchen play park tea room sandwiches lovely walk soup
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately during our visit the castle itself was closed - major renovations until summer 2019 at least - however the gardens were open, and well worth exploring. We ventured down to the hide and watched the birds, squirrels, and other wildlife to great enjoyment -...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MoonRiverTravelsUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

visited brodick castle twice as we was staying on arran,unfortunately the first time the squirell hide was closed due to the storms we had and the castle was closed for refurbishment. The second time we visited the squirell hide was open and we was able...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 4 January 2019

We went to the castle on the 2nd January, when it was closed, but the gardens were open to wander around free of charge! Obviously most of the plants were in hibernation, as were the red squirrels, but it was still a wonderful place to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike S
Reviewed 18 December 2018

If you like the smell of cannabis then this is the place for you. I paid to visit the lovely castle gardens, but was horrified with what I discovered. Whilst walking at the very bottom part of the gardens I got a waft of cannabis...More

Date of experience: May 2018
9  Thank pars75
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We have been to Arran loads of times but this was the first time that we had visited the castle. Stunning place with great views and excellent kids outdoor play facility. It was fascinating to Reed the history of the castle. We will be back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank eagle10g1
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Castle wasn’t open this time we visited but we have been before and really enjoyed it & learnt lots! The gardens are beautiful, so many walks to do with stunning scenery all around. I would highly recommend

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank 131bellasmum
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Had we read the SNT webpage carefully, we would not have bothered visiting this place. The castle is closed and is undergoing serious long-term renovation. Our initial disappointed diappeared as we walked through the magnificent grounds of the house and were able to watch red...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mcowburn1
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Very wet but nevertheless beautiful grounds, autumn colours and an enjoyable hour or two. Staff were helpful and knowledgeable too. Castle also worth a visit but it was tours only this time and we had a ferry to catch!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank susiesplashes
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We arrive after lunch in autumn and the gardens and woodland were full with colour from leaves changing colour.enjoyed a leisurely walk around the grounds and pond area which took over two hours but it was worth it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

My partner and I recently visited the grounds of Brodick castle (the castle itself is under construction) the ground were beautiful and provided a lovely back drop to an afternoons hike. The scenery is breath taking and a must see for any visit to Arran!

Date of experience: October 2018
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15 January 2019|
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Response from lozziepop | Reviewed this property |
We had our dog (off lead) in the grounds in August 2018. Lovely to walk around.
7 August 2018|
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Response from Happy-traveller365 | Reviewed this property |
There is also a separate toddler area, which is great. Sane style climbing frames and tree houses, but on a smaller scale. Toddler swings, flying fix and sand pit too...
Jane H
19 April 2018|
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Response from MacCardrona | Property representative |
Hi. The castle will reopen for 2019.