Brodick Castle photographs
This is a picture of Brodick Castle on the Island of Arran which lies just off the West Coast of Scotland
Brodick Castle was a strategically important defensive fortification from the 1200s to 1600s due to its location looking across the sea but was altered in the 1800s to include a stately home (which the picture shows) wrapped around it.
The castle is situated on a rock shelf above the north side of Brodick Bay and under the shadow of Goatfell (Munro), which rises behind it. The location was probably used as a defensive site by the Vikings until they were driven from Arran after 1000.
Brodick Castle is famous for its woodland garden, begun in 1923 by the Duchess and now plays host to an internationally acclaimed rhododendron collection. The walled garden (which the picture shows one of the entrances) dates from 1710 and has been restored as an Edwardian garden.
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