History

Visiting Brodick Castle is a must-do while on Arran.

Brodick Castle is located in a larger country park and occupies a very scenic area including a beautiful garden. Brodick Castle traces its history back to Viking times. A fortified tower at the 13th century, it was developed into a castle during the 16th century and expanded by Oliver Cromwell in the next 17th century.

The 6th Duchess of Montrose, Lady Mary Louise, had been living here at the beginning of the 20th century until 1957. There is still some 17th century furniture which has survived and is now part of the Brodick Castle collections along with some superb paintings, silver and porcelain which ended up as the part of the Hamilton collection. The Castle also has a sporting pictures and trophies collection.

Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park is a perfect mix of nature and heritage and is well worth a visit if on the Isle of Arran.

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