Highlands for Families no.1, Brodie Castle

Updated: Aug 5

This is to be the first in a series examining some things you can do in the Highlands with kids. Having visited much of the region over the last few years, I can tell you there's plenty of fun to be had with your little or not so little ones, and often you can sneak in some learning on the side without them even noticing. In my family there are four of us, myself (obviously), my partner Stella and our two boys 'E' and 'A'. We most commonly visit historical sites due to our interests and the overwhelming and stunning variety of these across the highlands and into Aberdeenshire, but in later blogs I will also write about other places you can visit.


Today I'm going to be talking about Brodie Castle in Moray, a beautiful building run by the National Trust for Scotland. When we visited in early July 2021, there were certain areas of the castle itself we weren't allowed to go in, but overall we were very impressed and we would definitely consider a second visit when we might be able to see more of the interior. As with most historical sites, the older bits aren't very wheelchair friendly but there's plenty of other things to see and do here if this is an issue for you.

We travelled to Brodie Castle by car. I imagine there are other means of reaching the area, such as by coach, but most people would arrive this way due to convenience. Unfortunately it's often very slow and complicated to travel around Scotland without four wheels. The ca