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    The pretty little village of Cawdor, located in a unique and unspoilt destination in the Scottish Highlands, is famous for its association with Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

    Set in the stunning Findhorn valley and surrounded by the ancient Cawdor big woods and expansive Cawdor moorlands, the village boasts a spectacular location and breathtaking scenery. It offers many outdoor activities including fishing, shooting, horse riding or golf at nearby Nairn, which prides itself on its award-winning beach.

    The village of Cawdor lies 5 miles south west of Nairn and 8 miles east of Culloden. Cawdor Castle is synonymous with Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth: the witches predict that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor, which sets off his desire to be king.

    Despite it being highly unlikely that the grisly events on which Macbeth was based took place here, the 14th century castle is a popular attraction. Visitors will marvel at its restored fairytale towers, turrets, gargoyles and hidden passageways. The grounds boast a maze, golf course, walled garden and nature trails. The Campbells of Cawdor spend the winter here, but the castle and grounds are open from May to mid-October.

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