Sitting on the banks of the River Tay, Broughty Castle is believed to have looked over the land of its namesake suburb since the 15th century. Now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland, the castle was originally built to defend the region from the British navy – and used in later centuries against potential threats from France and Germany.
A 15th Century coastal fort that saw many battles and sieges, the castle and the local environment was an important part of the area’s defence system. The castle that we see today is the latest rebuild of the fort, dating back to the 19th Century.
Entry is free and is a fascinating display of what life was like for people throughout the history of Broughty Ferry. There is a small gift shop and a pleasant café to relax in after exploring what was one a heavily -fortified building. You may even catch sight of a dolphin or two!