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Brodie Castle – Forres, Scotland

Written by Kasm –

We visited the Brodie Castle in Forres Scotland. We took a bus from our town down the highway and then walked through some farms to get to the Castle. The Castle had lots of different rooms. First room was full of old armour, swords, Springfields and more. My Mom took this picture of me before she realized we aren’t allowed to take photos in the Castle.

Kasm @ Brodie Castle - Forres, Scotland

Kasm @ Brodie Castle – Forres, Scotland

I was disappointed that we couldn’t take pictures but my parents bought me the guide so I can read and learn more about the castle and my mom scanned some pictures from the book for me to put here.

After the Armour room, we went into a huge library and they had lots of books.

Brodie Castle Library - Contains approximately 6700 Books

Brodie Castle Library – Contains approximately 6700 Books

They did a cool thing and put a little lego figure in each room so I had to look for them every time we went into a room.

In the dining room they had dishes and cutlery with the name of their family crest which is suppose to be “Unite”, but when the workers in china painted them, they made a mistake and put “Untie” on two plates which is the opposite of Unite.

Hand-painted China with the Brodie Crest

Hand-painted China with the Brodie Crest

Brodie Family Crest

Brodie Family Crest

Brodie Family Crest - 2 Plates in the dining room were misspelled by workers in China

Brodie Family Crest – 2 Plates in the dining room were misspelled by workers in China

We visited a lot of different rooms in the castle and had a really good guide that told us all about the castle.

The Nursery - Brodie Castle

The Nursery – Brodie Castle

The Blue Bedroom

The Blue Bedroom

There was a painting of a lady that lived in the house and died in a fire. They repainted the arm which her finger pointing up to say she died and went to heaven. It was freaky because she was also pointing to the room that she died in.

Jane, Duchess of Gordon

Jane, Duchess of Gordon

Here’s a list of all the family members of the Brodie family. They lived in that Castle for a very long time but now it is a museum but they kept it looking like a house which is very cool.

 

Brodie Family Geneology

Brodie Family Geneology

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  • Lee July 28, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Hi Kasm. I love castles. Do uou know if the family still lives there and if there is a 26th Brodie? The family chart doesn’t say.
    Great job!

    • Baharak Ghorbani
      Baharak Ghorbani July 28, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      Hi,
      No, the 25th Brodie (Ninian Brodie ) sold the place to the National Trust of Scotland. I don’t think there is a 26th Brodie. I love Castles too!

      • Damien Stevens July 30, 2016 at 5:58 am

        no Brodie born Within Brodie lands can ever be head of clan

    • Damien Stevens July 30, 2016 at 9:46 am

      My grandfather is Thomas Gillian Brodie my mother just happens to be the true head of Clan

      • Baharak Ghorbani
        Baharak Ghorbani August 1, 2016 at 1:02 pm

        Hi Damien. Thank you for your comment. Our 9-year-old son, who wrote this article was quite excited to see your comment. We all enjoyed our tour of the castle!

  • LW July 28, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Very inspiring for home decoration! 😉 The “Untie” is too funny.

  • Damien Stevens July 30, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Yes there is part of the family branched off to the Americas years ago