DescriptionSet 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.
Wandering the grounds, these troubled times seem distant indeed, with little to disturb this tranquil setting. In spring, the grounds are carpeted with a unique collection of daffodils. You’re free to explore sheltered woodland walks, and stroll by the pond where you can observe the estate’s varied wildlife from the specially constructed hides.
Castle, its contents and policies (71ha) were taken into the care of the Trust in 1980 through National Land Fund procedures. The late Brodie of Brodie also provided an endowment