Brodick Castle & Country Park
- Telephone 0844 493 2152
- Website www.nts.org.uk/Property/…
Situated on the beautiful island of Arran, Brodick Castle's history can be traced back as far as the Vikings. The setting is staggering - fronted by the sea, bedecked with gardens, surrounded by hills and overlooked by the majestic mountain of Goatfell.
Imagine what it must have been like to live in this fantastic location, surrounded by fine paintings, antique furniture and precious objects, all of which you can still see today.
At any time of year the gardens are well worth a visit, though especially in spring when the internationally acclaimed rhododendron collection bursts into full bloom. Venture out into the country park and discover wildflower meadows where Highland cows graze, woodland trails and tumbling waterfalls.
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There are 11 events at this location
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Brodick Castle & Country Park Open Day
Brodick Country Park Volunteer Group
Volunteer once a month to help keep Brodick in top condition. Rangers will instruct you in practical conservation and gardening tasks. Bring waterproofs, warm clothes, a packed lunch and a drink; tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
Thu 13 Jun
Thu 18 Jul
Thu 15 Aug
The Bronze Age Roundhouse Experience
Find out what life was like on Arran during the Bronze age and explore the newly-built replica Bronze age roundhouse. Places are limited. Booking is essential.
Tue 21 May
Tue 28 May
Tue 4 Jun
Take a Tuesday turn around the garden with the head gardener and learn all about the international plants which grow there.
Tue 21 May
Tue 28 May
Tue 4 Jun
Landrover Forest Adventure
A chance to traverse little-explored paths on a landrover trek with the rangers, who've got plenty of local knowledge to impart as they go. Pick up from Brodick ferry can be arranged.
Wed 22 May
Scotland's Gardens Open Day
A chance to take in the different gardens across the country on a special opening day, with activities and special events for visitors.
Spring Birds Saunter
A morning walk in Brodick Estate to listen to the birds sing. A bird expert will be present to help you tell the birds apart. Booking is essential.
Summer Solstice Wildlife and Bonfire
An evening hunt for nocturnal creatures such as bats and barn owls, finishing off with a cosy fire in the Bronze Age roundhouse.
White Deer Stalk
Roam the hillsides with NTS park rangers and maybe you'll glimpse the elusive white deer. This is an upland hike with steep ascents and rough terrain, not suitable for all ages.
Woodland Survival Skills
How long could you survive in the wild? Find out at this survival skills workshop which focuses on food, warmth and shelter. Ages 8–12. Booking is essential.
Young Naturalists Club
This monthly nature club for kids aged 6–11 is mostly held out of doors, and is a great way for budding naturalists to get up close with the wonders of nature. Booking is essential.