The history of this site can be traced back to the fifth century and the present structure dates to the early sixteenth century. The castle and gardens are now owned by the National Trust for Scotland and located just outside Brodick/Breadhaig. The Isle of Arran/Eilean Arran has rich history dating back to pre-history. It has strong Goidelic and Norse influences and at one time was part of the Kingdom Mann and the Isles which from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries comprised of the Hebrides, the islands of the Firth of Clyde and the Isle of Man. They were known to the Norse as Sudreyjar (Southern Isles) with Nodrejar (Northern Isles) comprising of Orkney and Shetland).