Our lovely friends The Robertsons recently visited Arran and kindly gave us a review of Brodick Castle and Gardens which we have been wanting to visit for a while. Here’s what they thought of it…
“We recently spent a few days on the beautiful island of Arran as part of our summer holiday. We stayed at the fantastic Auchrannie resort and as it was such a nice day, decided to walk along to Brodick Castle for the morning.
As part of the National Trust for Scotland, Brodick Castle is set among a beautiful woodland, in the shadow of Goatfell. After the short 39 step walk, visitors can sit in a squirrel hide to watch for red squirrels, after which you continue up to the castle.
Our girls were drawn to play in a brilliant park (with toddler area and area for over 6s with zip wires, swings, slides etc) which has a great cafe and seating area. Following a play there, we ventured up the the castle itself. As it was such a lovely day, we didn’t visit inside the castle and opted to wander round the beautiful gardens which were well worth the visit.
It could be a pricey one off visit as you need to pay to use the park and visit the castle, but we ended up joining the National Trust to start encouraging us to visit more places in Scotland.”
Sounds lovely, we will definitely make the effort to visit Arran soon and spend a day at Brodick Castle and Gardens. Thanks Robertsons!