Cawdor Castle

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  • Address: Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5RD, United Kingdom, Inverness
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1667404401
  • Ticket Price: 11 EUR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Landmark, Castle, Family And Kids, Nature

About Cawdor Castle, Inverness

Set amid the gardens in the Parish of Cawdor, this castle is built around a 15th century tower house. It remains in the Campbell ownership and was passed on to Campbells from Clan Calder- the original owners in 16th century.

Known for its literary connection to Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth’ where the title character is made ‘Thane of Cawdor’, the castle was actually built years later the life of King Macbeth.

An A-listed building with the garden listed among the significant gardens of Scotland, it is a must-visit on your Scotland trip!

Cawdor Castle Information

  • Group tours can be arranged on appointment.
  • Disable accessed.

Cawdor Castle Ticket Prices

  • Concessions: £9.50
  • Children (aged 5 to 15): £6.50
  • Student (with valid student ID): £9.50
  • Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 5 children aged 5 to 15): £30.00
  • Adult parties (12+): £9.00
  • Children's parties (20+, one teacher free with every 20 pupils): £6.00
  • Gardens, Grounds and Nature Trails: £5.75
  • Adult Season Ticket (Castle and grounds): £tbc
  • Friends of Cawdor Castle Gardens Membership: £16.50
  • Nine-hole golf course day ticket£12.50Putting green (per round): £3.50

How To reach Cawdor Castle by Public Transport

  • By Car, Taxi, Bus no 1A

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Things to Know Before Visiting Cawdor Castle

  • 85.91% of people who visit Inverness include Cawdor Castle in their plan

  • 67.41% of people start their Cawdor Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Cawdor Castle

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

94.29% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cawdor Castle

People normally club together Clava Cairns and Fort George while planning their visit to Cawdor Castle.

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Cawdor Castle, Inverness Reviews

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  • Incredible wonderful castle to visit! The family still lives there and it's very we taken care of. Gardens are amazing by far the best we saw!! Really a lovely place to be. I wish I could have stayed longer!! Could have stayed all day!!

  • Well worth a visit! We are fortunate to live reasonably near to this castle with it's wonderful gardens and other entertainment. The castle is bijou and very much a castle, not just a stately home. The duchess lives there in the winter and down the road in her other residence in the summer. The gardens show a good variety of trees, shrubs and blooms as the seasonal changes happen. Early in the season the Rhododendrons are glorious. Midsummer the garden is vibrant and full of colour. The gardens have gorgeous red squirrels and plenty of birds around the beautiful and unusual bird feeder and a bright red bench to sit on while you bird watch or drink your coffee. There is takeaway coffee near the golf shop 👍Later on in the season a lovely blowsy quality of the mature garden at the start of autumn. There are several feature gardens each one has charm and beauty. There is a mix of weather as is normal for the highlands of Scotland so come prepared with jackets, jumpers, umbrellas and lighter gear for nice sunny days. Check the weather forecast for advice. Take plenty of photos 😀 It really is such a nice place to visit. The forest walks are interesting. I believe there are rare mosses and plants. The walks are different lengths and are sign posted. Turn left here 😄 The walks can get wet and muddy underfoot. Don’t forget to take your bottle of water. The forest walks are not suitable for the disabled. There are memberships available. You can rent golf clubs and play a round or put. The coffee shop is nice but could do with more variety covering a wider range of options with at least a few vegan, vegetarian, for people who have diabetes and gluten free. After all what a disappointment when you travel here and can find nothing to eat or drink for afternoon tea or lunch. A proper, formal afternoon tea would be a fantastic addition to the cafeteria! 🤞The prices are in the medium price range. There is plenty of free parking including for busses and camper vans. The toilets are clean. Most places are disabled friendly. The gardens are closed in the winter. It is open from the end of April onwards, seven days a week. Last entry I believe is 5pm. Cawdor castle has a very good website with lots of information on what there is to see and do. See you there!

  • Very interesting. Make sure and leave time to tour the grounds. They were wonderful!

  • Friendly staff and a facinating self guided tour through the ages of Cawdor Castle.

  • Beautiful castle and gardens. Privately owned.

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