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Playful Brodie Castle plan hits the ground running

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November 11 2016

Playful Brodie Castle plan hits the ground running
Hoskins Architects working in collaboration with landscape architects erz have designed a £2.8m ‘Garden of Playfulness’ to sit within the grounds of Brodie Castle. Morayshire.

Commissioned by the National Trust for Scotland the work will see the Forres stronghold, ancestral home of the Brodie family, transformed into a key tourist attraction through construction of a visitor pavilion and gateway to the wider estate and gardens.

Offering retail, a restaurant and indoor play areas the centre will operate throughout the year with capacity to host special events and exhibitions.

The National Trust for Scotland’s chief executive, Simon Skinner remarked: “We are creating nothing less than one of Scotland’s most significant heritage attractions in the heart of Morayshire. We expect Brodie Castle and its Garden of Playfulness to be a great boost for the local economy, attracting many more visitors and offering the regional community a wonderful place to enjoy on their doorstep.”

Should all go according to plan the new visitor centre will open its doors next year.
The new centre and gardens aim to draw families to the historic home
The new centre and gardens aim to draw families to the historic home

5 Comments

Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 11 Nov 2016 at 13:49 PM
NS will struggle to compete with the cafe at Brodie Country Fare on the Main Road outside Brodie.
Sven
#2 Posted by Sven on 12 Nov 2016 at 08:38 AM
"offering retail, a restaurant and indoor play areas the centre "

There is already a retail and restaurant on the main road and a play area at the side of the castle. Are the NTFS really going to spend money to compete with what is already very good and established?
Bella
#3 Posted by Bella on 14 Nov 2016 at 16:53 PM
The existing cafe at Brodie Castle is excellent and more than a match for the facility on the main road.
Sir Ano
#4 Posted by Sir Ano on 14 Nov 2016 at 17:35 PM
More Unicorns!
CDH
#5 Posted by CDH on 14 Dec 2016 at 10:33 AM
I was going to make a comment on the slightly pretentious "garden of playfulness"..

until i saw the unicorns. I love it.

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