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Set in peaceful parkland, this fine 16th-century tower house is packed with enough art and antiques to keep connoisseurs happy all day. It contains fine French furniture; English, continental and Chinese porcelain; and a major collection of paintings, including 17th-century Dutch art, 19th-century English watercolours, Scottish Colourists and early 20th-century works. The magnificent library contains some 6,000 volumes.
The castle itself was the home of the Brodie family until the late 20th century. In fact, the family?s association with the area goes back further than the building of the castle, possibly as far as 1160 when it is believed Malcolm IV gave these lands to the Brodies. In 1645, the castle came under attack from Montrose?s army and sustained some damage, but thankfully survived. Today, you can see the additions made to the building in the 17th and 19th centuries.
There's also a picnic area, tea room and gift shop, adventure playground with timber fort for the kids, woodland walks, gardens and a lake. If you have chance to visit during the Spring, the famous collection of daffodils will be in full bloom.
In care of National Trust For Scotland
Admission Charge -
Adults £8.00 for castle and grounds
Directions: About 7kms West of Forres, just off A96
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