Cawdor CastleCurrently Closed
- 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
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!
- Group tours can be arranged on appointment.
- Disable accessed.
- 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
- By Car, Taxi, Bus no 1A
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39.47% of people who visit Inverness include Cawdor Castle in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
69.88% of people start their Cawdor Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Cawdor Castle
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cawdor Castle
This may have partially been my fault for not looking into the history of Cawdor before visiting, but I found that I had no connection with the castle. As I wondered between the rooms, there was no information on the castle's past, just some rather generic descriptions of items within the castle. I also visited right at the end of their season, and I got the impression that the staff was ready for things to just close down. If you enjoy visiting palaces, I think there are better. If you are in the area though, it is still worth stopping by. The grounds around the palace were not as large as some, but they were still quite nice.
A magical place to visit. The gardens are beautifully kept ; look out for the wonderful orchid sculpture bird feeder. Pleasant tea room and shop.
This was an interesting castle. The interior tour has a lot of tongue in cheek comments in the dialog describing the rooms. They really like Don Quixote as many of the tapestries are scenes depicting his adventures. Regardless, the gardens were worth the stop.
Beautiful! We went to Cawdor castle on our final day in the highlands and I recommend you go if you are in the neighborhood. The castle is complete and simply gorgeous inside and the gardens are beautiful. Also stop in the restaurant for some great scones.
Very interesting self guided tour of the castle. Several rooms are very well decorated and furnished. Interesting history. The gardens are beautiful. Good value, recommended.
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