Cawdor Castle, Inverness

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Address: Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5RD, United Kingdom, Inverness

Phone: +44-1667404401

Ticket Price: 11 EUR

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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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Cawdor Castle, Inverness Reviews

  • They did not like tall people in the past: mind your head in the stairs ;) Great place. The castle itself is very interesting to visit. It is various pieces of history. The gardens are amazing. Gorgeous plants and amazing landscape. It is a must go if you're around.

  • I'm giving this 5 stars for the gardens and cafe. The castle itself interesting but I wouldn't drive out just for that but the gardens were wonderful. The scones coffee and sandwiches in the bright pleasant little cafe were delicious. They even have a beautiful small golf course you can play. Think it must be 9 holes. Looked quite nice if you're a golfer. An enjoyable outing.

  • We thought Cawdor Castle a magical and spiritual place. The Castle itself is a beautiful home, tasteful and cosy. The gardens are splendid, again full of mystery and magic. The cafe is welcoming, offering lovely food in spotless and bright surroundings. The lady in the shop was most helpful and very friendly. Altogether Cawdor Castle is magnificent and I think the owner is most generous in letting us see it in all it's glory.

  • Lovely grounds and lawns. I did not get to explore much as I was just running through but it was a beautiful setting

  • Enter the castle grounds and step back into 1454 when Kings and Queens roamed the elegant hallways. The maze garden and sculptures are beautiful and the trail that runs alongside the creek below the castle is worth the stroll. Take your time here and enjoy the history of Scotland.

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