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 - 6 Oct 2014

    Catering

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

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

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

    Transport

    • Free Parking On-Site

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Languages Spoken

    • Italian Speaking
    • French Speaking
    • German Speaking

    Payment Methods

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

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee

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