on the Island of Arran, Brodick Castle was the seat of Dukes
of Hamilton, built 13th century with later additions. Interior
features fine plaster ceilings, furniture, porcelain and paintings.
Grounds include 1710 formal garden, Victorian rose garden, and
nature trail. It was the seat of the Dukes of Hamilton and latterly
the Duke of Montrose until 1958 when it passed to the National
Trust. Built on the site of a Viking stronghold, the castle
dates in parts from the 13th century. The castle was sacked
by the English three times. The last occupation being at the
command of Oliver Cromwell in the mid 17th century and ended
when the garrison was massacred by the islanders.
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