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 Brodick Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brodick Castle is a castle situated outside the port of Brodick on the Isle of Arran, an island in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland.
In 1957, the Duchess of Montrose gifted the castle to the nation, in order to avoid substantial inheritance tax liabilities on her death.
The castle is open to the public, as are the grounds.
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 Scottish Castles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This beautiful castle, completed in 1626 by the prosperous Laird William Forbes is one of the five Castles of Mar. Until it was presented to the National Trust for Scotland in 1963 it was occupied by direct descendants of William Forbes.
The castle was captured in 1313 by the Scottish army led by the Earl of Moray, the nephew of Robert Bruce.
The castle occupies a coastal promontory and is protected on the north and east by the cliffs and sea.
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 ARRAN, EARLS OF - LoveToKnow Article on ARRAN, EARLS OF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Glen Cloy the ruins of a fort bear the name of Bruces Castle, which his men lay concealed, and on the southern arm of Loch nza stands a picturesque ruined castle which is said to have m his hunting-seat.
Brodick Castle, the ancestral.t of the dukes of Hamilton, is a splendid mgnsion on the rthern shore of Brodick Bay.
Brodick is the chief village in Arran, but most of the dwellinguses have been built at Invercloy, close to the pier.
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 Brodick Castle & Gardens Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Brodick Castle can best be described as a strategically important defensive fortification from the 1200s to 1600s with an 1800s stately home wrapped around it.
The castle was rebuilt by them in 1510, but suffered further damage in 1528 during clan battles between Campbells and MacLeans, and again in 1544 at the hands of Henry VIII's forces.
What the visitor to Brodick Castle is rather more likely to see today owes most to work that began in 1844, in effect to convert the castle into a stately home for the Hamiltons.
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 Brodick Castle
Again in 1544, Brodick was destroyed in support of Henry VIII against the Regent, Earl of Arran.
Once again Brodick Castle was rebuilt by 1545, where the Earl of Arran became Duke of Chatelherault (French title).
The last Hamilton died in 1957 and the castle was turned over to the crown in lieu of death taxes.
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In 1503 the castle and Arran was given by James IV to his cousin, Lord Hamilton.
Parts of the present castle date from the 1588 during the ownership of the 2nd Earl of Arran who was the guardian and regent of Queen Mary.
The castle was occupied by Cromwellian troops after the first Duke was executed during the Civil War in 1648 and the second died in battle just three years later.
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 Brodick Photo World: 05/12/2004
As the home of the Dukes of Hamilton, the castle was occupied by Cromwellian troops after the first Duke was executed during the Civil War in 1648 and the second died in battle just three years later.
Brodick Castle eventually passed into the hands of Mary, Duchess of Montrose (daughter of the 12th Duke of Hamilton) who revitalised the gardens.
The castle built of red sandstone is in a beautiful setting amongst the trees on the foothills of Goatfell, Arran's highest peak at 874 metres high and which I have to confess that I have not climbed.
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 Brodick Castle, Arran - Wee Guides to scotland castles and mansions
The Stewarts built the original castle, but it was held by the English during the Wars of Independence, until 1307 when recaptured by the Scots.
Brodick was taken over by The National Trust for Scotland in 1958.
A 'Grey Lady' is said to haunt the older part of the castle, her spirit possibly that of one of three women starved to death in the dungeons because they had plague.
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 Brodick Castle
The 1st Hamilton Earl of Arran rebuilt the castle about 1510 but it was damaged in a raid in 1528 between feuding Campbells and Macleans and again in 1544 by the Earl of Lennox for Henry VIII of England.
The oldest part of the castle dates from the 13th century, added to in the 14th century and later in 1558 (East Tower) and extended by Cromwell in the 17th century.
In 1958 the castle and ‘associated chattels’ were accepted in lieu of estate duty by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue and accepted by the Trust at the request of the Treasury.
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 The Essence of Arran
Once the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton, Brodick Castle houses a glorious collection of furniture, with some pieces dating as far back as the 17th century.
Set in the shadow of Arran's imposing Brodick Castle, with panoramic views of Brodick Bay and Goatfell Mountain, Arran Brewery, the new, high-tech micro-brewery, blends naturally with its stunning surroundings.
Lochranza Castle is a striking tower house in spectacular surroundings at the foot of the mountains, overlooking Kintyre.
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 Brodick Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Brodick is the largest settlement on Arran, and after a slow start due to the reluctance of the historical landowners to populate the view from their castle, much of the development on the island is now focused on the town.
Much of the rest of Brodick is strung out along the landward side of the main road that forms both the promenade and the resort's main car park.
Brodick Bay would be an asset to any seaside resort as it curves around to the north, growing increasingly sandy as it does so.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /arran/brodick   (867 words)

  
 Brodick Castle, Arran, Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The present castle dates from the 13th century, with major alterations in 1544, 1588, 1652 and 1844 by the Dukes of Hamilton who owned it from 1503, when the castle and the Earldom of Arran were granted to Lord Hamilton by his cousin James IV.
The most important was the alteration doubling in size of the castle in 1844 by the 10th Duke of Hamilton and his wife, Princess Marie of Baden.
The castle eventually passed into the hands of the daughter of the 12th Duke of Hamilton.
www.scotland-calling.com /forts/brodick.htm   (264 words)

  
 Brodick Castle - history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In 1503 James IV bestowed the castle and the Earldom of Arran on his cousin, Lord Hamilton, and Brodick Castle became their seat.
Inside Brodick Castle can be found the superb paintings, porcelain and silver collected by the various owners, as well as some fine 17th-century furniture.
The castle is also home to the art collection of 18th century author William Beckford of Fonthill, whose daughter married the 10th Duke.
www.ucl.ac.uk /sustainableheritage/research/HistoricFutures/public-pages/public-case-sites/brodick-history.html   (332 words)

  
 Scotland's Island Experience - THE CASTLES AND GARDENS OF THE WEST COAST.
Departart by ferry to the Isle of Arran.
Departart by ferry to the Isle of Mull.
This delightful castle is the nicest in the Highlands.
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 Arrans's Mysterious Sites
According to local tradition, a white stag is said to appear near to the castle when one of the Hamilton Chiefs dies.
A man is said to have been seen in the vicinity of the library, sitting on one of the seats.
The other spirit is said to be that of a Grey Lady, she has been identified with a woman who died from the plague while incarcerated in the castle dungeons.
www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk /scotland/arran/arran2.html   (214 words)

  
 Scottish Tourist Sites - The Castles of Scotland.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The castle has a fine collection of Victorian sporting trophies and paintings, which are said to be Scotland's finest, and paintings from the collections of the Dukes of Hamilton, William Beckford and the Earls of Rochford.
One of the finest castles in Scotland, Caerlaverock was the stronghold of the Wardens of the Western Marches, and the seat of the Maxwell family.
The oldest part of the castle is the 14th century central tower, fortified in 1454 and surrounded by 16th century annexes.
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 Clan Hamilton Places   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This red sandstone castle nestles in dark trees at the foot of Goatfell Mountain on the small but beautiful Isle of Arran.
The most important was the doubling in size of the castle in 1844 by the 10th Duke of Hamilton and his bride, Princess Marie of Baden.
Brodick Castle was the home of a different ducal family for only one generation though, for upon the death of Mary, Duchess of Montrose in 1957, the castle has been owned and preserved by the National Trust for Scotland.
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 Brodick Castle (Scotland) -- © Gardens-Guide.com - Brodick Castle garden visit - Times and Information, Prices, ...
Brodick Castle and Country Park are situated on the Isle of Arran and lie within an extensive and significant historic designed landscape influenced by W A Nesfield.
The gardens at Brodick Castle cover approximately 80 acres and contain one of the major plant collections within the Trust's care.
There are also two walled gardens, the one near the Castle (of around 2 acres) dates from 1710 and is now used for a flowergarden reconstruction of the Edwardian period; the other (of around 3 acres) was formerly a kitchen garden and is now used for a propagation facility and nursery.
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 Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran, Scotland
This red sandstone castle nestles in dark trees at the foot of Goatfell mountain 1.5 miles out of Brodick, the main port on the Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland.
In 1503 the castle and the Earldom of Arran were granted by James IV to his cousin, Lord Hamilton.
Once you are inside the castle grounds, you can also take advantage of several walking trails, including one leading up Goatfell mountain (874 metres) and another to the intriguingly named "Duchesses' Bathing Pool".
www.castles.org /Chatelaine/BRODICK.HTM   (464 words)

  
 Brodick Castle Definition / Brodick Castle Research
Brodick Castle is a castleThe Castle (from the Latin castellum, diminutive of castra, a military camp, in turn the plural of castrum or watchpost), is a fort, a camp and the logical development of a fortified enclosure.
After leading the overthrow of the British monarchy he ruled England, Scotland and Ireland as Lord Protector from December 16, 1653 until his death, which is believed to have been due either to malaria or poisoning....
A picture of the castle appears on the back of twenty pound notes issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland The Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS) is one of Scotland's four national clearing banks and one of the oldest in the UK, founded in Edinburgh in 1727 by Royal Charter....
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 History of Arran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Hamiltons, well established in Brodick Castle, now gained, by peaceful means, possession of the last Montgomery lands at Lochranza, including the castle, Catacol and Machrie.
In 1909 Brodick Castle installed a private turbine to provide electricity, but it was 1933, before the Arran Light and Power Company brought electric power to Arran with Brodick being the first village to benefit.
In 1957 another era ended with the death of the Dowager Duchess of Montrose and Brodick Castle became the property of the National Trust for Scotland.
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 Tours of the Realm - Sample itinerary - Scotland
The castle was captured by the MacDonalds in 1647 and partly dismantled.
By 1715 the castle was garrisoned by Government troops, but was later retaken by the Jacobites before the Battle of Sheriffmuir and in 1719 the castle was defeated by four English frigates and for the next 200 years fell to ruins.
Cawdor Castle dates from the late 14th century and was built as a private fortress by the Thanes of Cawdor, with the ancient medieval tower being built around a legendary holly-tree.
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 Bonny, bonny banks - Los Angeles Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Having taken the tour and a wee sip of whiskey, I drove on to the ruins of Lochranza Castle, which probably dates to the 16th century and sits dramatically on a spit of land.
Leaving the castle, I continued north through Corrie and Mid Sannox to Lochranza; just outside, A841 turned into a tailpipe-scraping roller coaster on the way to Catacol, which is home to the "Twelve Apostles." The row of identical white cottages was built in 1863 to house farming families uprooted in one of the Clearances.
The gem of the eastern shore is Lamlash, four miles south of Brodick, with its Edwardian architecture and village green.
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 Scottish Castles Brodick Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A large self service restaurant has been created in the old servants' hall of the castle with tables also available in fine weather on the terrace.
On fine days it's a useful tearoom stop combined with a walk through the castle gardens.
Not to be missed is the Victorian castle kitchen.
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 Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran and places to stay nearby
Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran and places to stay nearby
Brodick Castle boasts a particular fine example of a woodland garden.
the Brodick Castle garden is home to an internationally acclaimed collection of rhododendrons whilst the walled garden has been restored as a Victorian Garden.
www.greatbritishgardens.co.uk /brodick_castle.htm   (155 words)

  
 Brodick Castle in Brodick, Isle of Arran - Southern Scotland - UK Attraction
Brodick Castle in Brodick, Isle of Arran - Southern Scotland - UK Attraction
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The foundation stone for the main Victorian extension was laid in 1844 by Princess Marie of Baden, wife of the 11th Duke of Hamiltion.
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 Castles from Rampant Scotland Directory
A vast collection of photos of castles, mansions, towers, standing stones, churches, abbeys in the UK, including many which are not often seen on the Web, in some cases because they are particularly ruinous.
The aim is to improve public awareness of Scotland's castles as a valuable inheritance and encourage the responsible ownership, conservation and restoration of ruined structures at risk.
There is documentary evidence on the castle from the thirteenth century to the 1920s, archaeological features, detailed description of the castle's architecture and the castle's early history to the present day including a chronology of events.
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 Brodick Castle and Country Park - a Gardens Guide review
Brodick Castle and Country Park - a Gardens Guide review
: A thirteenth century castle, in red sandstone, with one of the great woodland gardens.
The walled garden has been planted with roses and herbaceous plants.
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 Great days out 2005 - Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Built on the site of a Viking fortress, parts of the castle date from the 13th century and treasures include fine 18th century furniture, paintings and silver.
The castle and gardens are owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland and there is a Ranger's Countryside Centre, licensed tearoom/restaurant, shop, plant sales and children's adventure playground.
Please note that the bus service will not be available on 30 October, but Brodick Castle is within walking distance of the ferry terminal.
www.spt.co.uk /tickets/brodick.html   (419 words)

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