Brodie Castle

Castle in Inverness

Brodie Castle
CC BY-SA 3.0 / Mihael Grmek

Brodie Castle is a well-preserved Z plan castle located about 3+1⁄2 miles (5.5 kilometres) west of Forres, in Moray, Scotland. The castle is a Category A listed building and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.

The original Z-plan castle was built in 1567 by Clan Brodie but was destroyed by fire in 1645 by Lewis Gordon of Clan Gordon, the 3rd Marquis of Huntly. In 1824, architect William Burn was commissioned to convert it into a mansion house in the Scots Baronial style, but these additions were never completed and were later remodelled by James Wylson (c. 1845).

The Brodie family called the castle home until the early 21st century. It is widely accepted that the Brodies have been associated with the land on which the castle is built since around 1160, when it is believed that King Malcolm IV gave the land to the family.

Ninian Brodie of Brodie (The Brodie of Brodie), the castle’s last resident member of the family, died in 2003.

The Brodie Castle appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Inverness!

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Visiting Brodie Castle


10am-5pm Mar-Oct, 11am-3pm Nov & Dec


adult/child £11/6.50

Address: Brodie Castle Brodie Forres IV36 2TE United Kingdom
Duration: 20 minutes

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