Cawdor Castle

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Cawdor Castle Ltd, Nairn, Inverness-shire, IV12 5RD

    Discover the romantic Highland castle, the 14th century home of the Thanes of Cawdor.

    Located about 5 miles south west of Nairn, Cawdor Castle was built around a 15th century tower house which originally belonged to Clan Cawdor before passing into the hands of Campbells in the 16th century. Although famed for its literary connection to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the actual 11th century events upon which the play is based to place many years before the castle was built. However the castle does boast its own unique tale surrounding its construction. According to legend, the castle is built around a thorn tree, which has since been identified as a holly dating from 1372, which visitors can still see today in the dungeon.

    Experience the castle’s sumptuous interior and see the impressive Drawing Room, its wall adorned with portraits of generations of Campbells, the Tapestry Bedroom with its precious wall hangings, the Dining Room with its magnificent stone fireplace and the Old Kitchen which retains its 19th century range and an array of antique cooking implements.

    The castle’s carefully manicured grounds encompass three beautiful gardens, the Cawdor Big Wood and a 9-hole golf course. The castle also has a gift shop, book shop and wool shop, in addition to a restaurant located in the castle itself and a snack bar near the car park.

     

    Gradings
    5 Castle
    Awards
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 May 2014 - 5 Oct 2014

    Catering

    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Lunch Available
    • Organic Food
    • Shop
    • Snack Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities 9 hole golf course and woodland nature trails available

    Transport

    • Free Parking On-Site

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • German Speaking
    • Italian Speaking

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
      • restaurant

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 3
      • There is a handrail by the steps

    Parking

    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
      • with a ramp
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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