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Cawdor Castle

IV12 5RD

Cawdor, a magical name, romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. A superb fairy-tale Castle, and just what every visitor is looking for, here is Scottish history that you can touch and see and sense for yourself. Cawdor Castle is not another cold monument, but a splendid house and home of The Dowager Countess Cawdor.

Come in over the drawbridge and gaze into Scotland's medieval past. Look up and around and feel the unyielding solidarity of the ancient stonework. Enter the low doorways, climb the winding stairs, look out of the windows set deep in the massive walls and you will understand the necessity of the warmth of the beautiful woven tapestries. See the snug sitting-room in the core of the Tower, the forbidding dungeons and the fresh water well. Imagine the cooks preparing a feast in the original kitchens and you will be swept back centuries in time.

A day out at Cawdor is not merely the romance of ancient walls and the delight of fine furnishings. Stroll through beautiful gardens and across the lawns, snooze in the sun, walk one of the five popular Nature trails meandering through majestic trees beside tinkling streams, play 9 holes of mini-golf, or try the putting green. Picnic in the park, have an ice-cream or a square meal and a drink in the licensed restaurant.

General Information:

  • Free car and coach parking
  • Wheelchair access limited
  • Restaurant

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Off the A96 on the B9090 between Inverness and Nairn.

Cawdor Castle Postcode for SatNav: IV12 5RD


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