Place:Brodick, Bute, Scotland

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NameBrodick
TypeVillage
Coordinates55.5756°N 5.1505°W
Located inBute, Scotland
See alsoKilbride, Bute, Scotlandparish in which Brodick is located
source: Family History Library Catalog


Brodick is a village on the east coast of the Island of Arran. It is the island's ferryport, connecting it to Ardrossan on the mainland where there are road and rail connections to the rest of Great Britain. The ferry trip takes the better part of one hour.

Brodick Castle is nearby the village. It was previously a seat of the Dukes of Hamilton.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Brodick.

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