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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tour Scotland Brodie Castle

Tour Scotland Brodie Castle. Hi Sandy, Great to see you giving Brodie Castle coverage on your web pages. You will be pleased to know that our visitor numbers are up this year, against the trend of most tourist attractions. As a long term employee of N.T.S. at Brodie perhaps I could draw your attention to one or two things.

Firstly there is no record of the castle having been destroyed by fire in 1645. Records state the castle was attacked then but only that the castle may have sustained some damage and that some of the contents were destroyed. It is thought early charters and family papers were lost then and that crops and outside buildings were damaged.

It was built as a fortified tower house in 1567, although one tower is believed to be earlier. William Burn's additions were not in a fortified style but had Jacobean gables in the original plan, later changed to to Scottish crowstep gables by architect William Wylson around 1838, when William Brodie's marriage to a wealthy heiress allowed the building works already started to be completed. Some of the fortified elements were indeed removed in the 1730's when battlements were taken down.

Your visitors may be interested to know that the Laird's apartment, part of the castle formerly occupied by Ninian, 25th Brodie of Brodie, is available to rent for holidays, as are two cottages on the estate. We also cater for weddings and dinner parties. Hope this gives you a bit more info. Regards, Mhairi Ross.

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