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Brief description of site

Brodick Castle has a magnificent setting on the east shore of the Isle of Arran with views to the mainland. The estate runs from seashore to mountaintop and comprises 18th- and 19th-century parkland, woodland walks with waterfalls, a formal walled garden and informal woodland gardens. The walled garden holds a wide variety of plants, many of them tender.

Brief history of site

The woodland gardens were developed from the early-20th century onwards under a mixed deciduous and coniferous canopy and contain internationally renowned collections of rhododendrons, a pond garden and a rock garden. The early-18th-century walled garden was reconstructed in the early-20th century as a formal terraced garden.

Location information:

Address: Brodick Castle and Country Park, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY

Locality: Isle of Arran

Local Authorities:

North Ayrshire

Historical County: Buteshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 69 Grid Ref: NS016378
Latitude: 55.5933 Longitude: -5.15019


Brodick Castle is 1.5 miles from Brodick pier. Buses meet every ferry. For details see:

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The country park is open daily throughout the year. The castle and walled garden are open daily between April and October.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: castle

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 353.87

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