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A romantic fairy-tale castle that has been the home of the Thanes of Cawdor since 1370, Cawdor has evolved into a charming family mansion and the most outstanding of stately homes. The dramatic medieval tower, dungeon, turrets, battlements and...more
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We visited this castle as a couple on a wet Sunday at the end of August. We still found it to be very warm and welcoming with a lovely homely atmosphere. There was plenty to keep us entertained for a couple of hours, even in...More
Well kept Castle set in beautiful gardens about 30 minutes from Inverness. Privately owned and family still use the castle. Currently costs £11 to enter castle and gardens an worth every penny. Rooms are well laid out with many family heirlooms on display. The gardens...More
What a very special and absolutely lovely castle and gardens. The care and love that have gone into this exceptional property are evident. if you anywhere in the area, or even if you are not, this is essential to see. And by the way, they...More
Ok Shakespeare fibbed by saying Macbeth was the Thane of Cawdor. He probably never came near the place.......but who cares? The castle is true to the opening lines about this castle has a pleasant seat etc etc. We had a most enjoyable couple of hours....More
This gorgeous castle is only a short drive from Inverness, downju the road from Culloden battlefield.
It is the quintessential Scottish castle with its drawbridge, dungeon and worn stone staircases.
Each room is meticulously furnished and beautifully presented, with a couple of guides stationed throughout...More
Cawdor Castle is an absolute must see while in the Scottish Highlands. It is still used by the Cawdor family to this day. The castle is lovely & if you are looking for Downton Abbey this is about as close as you will get. The...More
We visited Cawdor Castle and Gardens in Sept., 2017. It was beautiful and ready for tourists...there was a small cafe with excellent lunch choices, there was much to see, and I enjoyed reading about the family. The gardens were exceptionally nice with plenty of blooms...More
A beautifully restored castle full of furniture, tapestries, family memorabilia. A self-guided tour. The gardens were lovely. The staff friendly. Great country road up to the castle, and an old cairn nearby.
Being a Campbell and visiting Cawdor Castle is a surreal experience. To walk the same grounds as your ancestors is truly a moving experience. The castle is in excellent condition and the grounds are beautiful. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The small cafe has...More
We visited in August and were lucky to arrive when it was not crowded. We were able to enjoy the grounds and castle with just a few others. The staff onsite were lovely. Very knowledgeable and eager to chat with us to make sure the...More
Sorry for the late posting. But to answer your question in a more general tone I give you this. Normally you don't see that many castles from the main roads. Exceptions may be those atop of hills or mountains, ie Stirling... More
Sorry for the late posting. But to answer your question in a more general tone I give you this. Normally you don't see that many castles from the main roads. Exceptions may be those atop of hills or mountains, ie Stirling Castle. While you do see the occasional castle from the road I find this to be more the exception than the norm. Especially those in current use as a museum or residence. But I do find it is worth the effort to seek them out and they are not usually that hard to find. At least those that open their doors to the public. But do be more selective of those who are private. Many owners do not appreciate their privacy being interrupted, especially by strange cars in their driveway. Besides who can blame them? If a road is marked private then please respect the owners' wishes. However there are many castles that can be seen from public roads close by but typically you do have to go out of your way to find them.