Brodie Castle is the ancestral home of Clan Brodie, allies of Robert the Bruce. It was originally built in 1567 as a defensive structure. Brodie Castle was extended in later centuries in a style reflecting a more peaceful and stable period in the region. The castle is full of interesting artefacts, books and paintings. One famous ancestor was Major Ian Brodie. Between 1899 and 1942, he bred in the region of 400 varieties of daffodils. Every year in spring, the castle lawns are carpeted in the sunshine yellows of daffodils.
The tended gardens are open all year and there’s a popular walk around the duck pond which also has a bird hide.
Brodie Castle now has a Playful Garden which features a soft play area, music area, miniature Brodie Castle and a large rabbit sculpture.
Brodie Castle also has an onsite cafe.
Brodie Castle is now looked after by the National Trust for Scotland.