National Trust for Scotland, Brodie Castle

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This fine sixteenth-century tower house stands in beautiful parkland near Nairn on the Moray Firth. It contains unusual plaster ceilings and a major art collection, and tells the fascinating story of the Brodie family, who were associated with the area for over 800 years. The castle houses fine French furniture; English, continental and Chinese porcelain; and a collection of paintings, which includes seventeenth-century Dutch art, nineteenth-century English watercolours and early twentieth-century works. The magnificent library contains some 6,000 volumes. There is a woodland walk with a large pond, and a nature trail, which has access to wildlife observation hides. In springtime the grounds are carpeted with the many varieties of daffodils for which Brodie Castle is famous.

Forres, Moray IV36 2TE Scotland

0844 4932156

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