Brodick Castle, Garden and County Park
No visit to Arran is complete without exploring Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park - a perfect combination of heritage, nature and relaxation.
One of the main attractions on Arran, Brodick Castle's history can be traced back as far as the Vikings. The 13th-century fortified tower was developed in the 16th century and extended by Cromwell in the 17th century.
Lady Mary Louise, 6th Duchess of Montrose, lived here until 1957. Some furniture dates from the 17th century, with superb paintings, porcelain and silver collected by the Hamiltons and by William Beckford, whose daughter was married to the 10th Duke of Hamilton. There is also a collection of sporting pictures and trophies.
The woodland garden, begun in 1923 by the Duchess, is now home to an internationally acclaimed rhododendron collection. The walled
garden dating from 1710 has been restored as an Edwardian garden. Find out about the garden's fascinating history and plant collections in a new audio tour.
The Country Park has waymarked trails, woodlands, waterfalls, gorges, wildlife ponds, a nature room and wildlife garden. Look out for the red squirrels!
Restored ice-house, adventure playground.
Country Park: all year, daily 9.30-sunset.
1 Apr to 30 Sep 11-4, 1 Oct - 31 Oct daily 11-3
1 Apr to 30 Sep 11-5, 1 Oct - 31 Oct 11-4
Reception Centre and Shop:
1 Apr to 30 Sep, daily 10-5; 1 Oct- 31 Oct10-4; 1 Nov to 20 Dec, Fri-Sun 10-3.30
Garden All year, daily, 9.30-sunset
GOATFELL: all year, daily.
FREE to members - Join Now
1 parent £21
Single parent family £21
Car park: pay and display £2
Gardens and Country Park only:
Single parent family £12
Concession/group rate £5
For more information about Brodick Castle and the National Trus for Scotland, click here