A fine National Trust property in Scotland
Did you know that Brodick Castle and Country Park is unique in being the only island country park in Britain?
Standing majestically in the foreground of Arran's highest mountain Goatfell, and with commanding views across Brodick Bay over to the Ayrshire mainland, the property oozes heritage and style in line with it's 800 year origins.
A great family day out. For rainy days or sunny days. Landscaped gardens, waterfalls, woodland trails and wildlife ponds are all to be found within the castle grounds. Inside are all the usual - and unusual! - artefacts associated with castle treasures and the family's history.
And you can even get married there! Wedding details.
Joining the National Trust? Here's a Secret . . .
We all know the benefits of joining the National Trust, but it may be surprising to hear that if you join the Scottish National Trust you will receive all the benefits of membership, including access to all UK locations, while saving a substantial amount on your annual fee.
As a comparison at the time of writing, a family membership (2 adults and 4 children) would cost you £98* per year on the UK site, however the same membership on NTS is a huge £31 cheaper at only £67!
We joined the NT at Brodick Castle as a family back in 1998 and for many years, as the children grew up, we enjoyed access to superb locations all across the UK. I recall the only reduction to the membership was the lack of a hand book, but with internet and a little planning the saving should buy you coffee and cakes all round!
*NB there is a discount if paid via DD for the first year but this does not continue for subsequent renewals.