Set 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 century and 19th century.
The grounds in spring are carpeted with a unique collection of daffodils. You are 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.
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