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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Ornate plasterwork ceilings
Equally little is known of the first medieval house here. The fortified house we see today dates from around 1560, with considerable rebuilding in the following centuries to turn the Z-plan tower into a comforatble residence.
Macbeth at Brodie?
Near the castle is a mound, or low hill, known as Macbeth's Hillock. Traditionally this is said to be the place where Macbeth met the three witches who fortold his rise to become king. We know that Shakespeare embellished Scottish history liberally to create the plot of his play, so take the story with a grain of salt, but there was a real Macbeth, so there could be some basis in fact for the traditions.
Beside the entrance drive leading to Brodie Castle is a carved Pictish stone known as Rodney's Stone. This stands 6 feet high and is beaurtifully carved with traditional Pictish symbols.
About Brodie Castle
Address: Brodie, Forres, Moray, Moray, Scotland, IV36 2TE
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: 4 miles west of Forres, off the A96
Website: Brodie Castle
Phone: 01309 641371
Fax: 01309 641600
National Trust for Scotland
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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