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Broughty Castle, Dundee

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4.4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Perched on a point surrounded by the waters of the Firth of Tay, Broughty Castle stands as a survivor of multiple battles, sieges, and conflicts. Originally constructed at the tail end of the 15th century, this stout fortress has undergone multiple improvements and renovations throughout its history. Visit the sturdy castle and explore its museum documenting the development of the surrounding town and its people. Learn about the tumultuous years leading up to 1550, when the structure switched hands between the warring Scots, French, and English several times in a short span. Afterward, be sure to climb up to the top deck and enjoy sweeping views over the town, coast, and the Firth of Tay. A visit to Broughty Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dundee vacation generator to plot your vacation.
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  • Broughty Ferry castle is free for everybody. The galleries on each level have small collections which are worth looking at. The views over the beach and the river are lovely. Nice spot for an hour or ...  read more »
  • Interesting place and it's free but, you need to be able bodied, cobble stones and spiral staircase's. 
  • Visited here on a very windy day,lots of stairs to climb inside the castle but the kids loved it...staff were very friendly,lots of interesting exhibits. 
  • Excellent Castle! Great for kids - plenty of space for them to run about. Grounds and buildings are immaculately kept. Fantastic views out over the river and out to sea.
  • A lovely little foray into local history. The castle is well presented, though the staircase is quite steep and narrow. The staff are very knowledgeable about the exhibits and always helpful. Great views of the surrounding beaches too
  • Great wee museum. Full of local history going back to the 15th century and further.
  • Nice place to visit for a few hours with crazy golf course or beach and kids play area with loads of shops nearby if looking for food and drink.
  • Lovely castle, stunning view
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