Brodie family paintings projected onto castle in magnificent light show

Just as nights start to get darker, Brodie Castle has flipped the switch on its magnificent light show for 2022.

Now in its third year, Brodie Illuminated sees the magnificent stronghold lit up with projected imaged and the gardens transformed into a mystical maze.

Thousands of visitors now head for the colourful spectacle every year which is open from tonight 2 November to 26 November between Wednesday to Saturday.

Giant paintings

This year, the paintings from inside the castle are projected onto the giant canvas of the Brodie Castle frontage, providing a timeline of the Brodie family, and with a special twist thanks to modern technology, many of the faces are brought to life with animation – while you look on at the family portraits, they will be watching you as you walk across the grounds!

This year’s tour also features a completely new route, taking in the castle’s legendary Playful Garden which is home to characters including a giant rabbit and unicorns, as well as the shrubbery and wider estate.

Brodie Illuminated 2022 runs over four evenings each week (Wednesday to Saturday) from Wednesday 2 November until Saturday 26 November, from 5pm to 9pm. People can keep out any autumn chills with warm and tasty refreshments which will be available each evening, and youngsters can enjoy funfair rides on Fridays and Saturdays.

New experiences

Edward Walling, the Trust’s Acting Operations Manager at Brodie Castle, said: ‘This year we have created a completely fresh route, with lots of new experiences to engage our visitors and to immerse themselves in, so whether they’re a returning visitor or coming along for the first time, they won’t be disappointed.

‘Brodie Illuminated is a highly popular event here which really seems to capture people’s imaginations. Come along for an evening of enchantment, wonder and a spectacle of colour! A big Brodie welcome awaits.’

Ticket booking slots are every half hour from 5pm with the last bookable time being at 8pm. Dogs are very welcome on short leads. To find out more and to book your tickets go to and click on ‘events’.

Pics: Marc and Susan Hindley

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