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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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I live locally and have only been twice in the 4 years we've lived here as its too expensive to go often. Its a lovely castle, the flower gardens are beautiful and the nature walks are lovely today we saw loads of butterflies. A top...More
Forget the Macbeth rumors – Shakespeare’s Macbeth may have been the Thain of Cawdor but that fictional character lived a few centuries before this castle was built. No matter, Cawdor Castle is well worth a visit. The castle is restored for modern living, it is...More
As other reviewers have noted, this is not a mediaeval castle preserved in that time period. Personally, I found it interesting to see how the home had been updated over the years. I came as part of a small group tour and our guide provided...More
So we visited here as part of a cruise tour. The castle on the outside is beautiful but on the inside I personally didn’t feel that the decor was really in keeping and was far too modern for the castle. I appreciate that this may...More
The best part of this half day visit was walking the garden paths and a nature trail along a small stream behind the castle. The castle itself is underwhelming. You tour through a few rooms but its basically an estate home. The café has ice...More
Needed to see Cawdor, even though I had it on my 'castle list' for mistaken purposes. Macbeth was probably never there but thankfully Shakespeare stretched historical fact, otherwise I might have missed this gem. Cawdor is a 'proper castle', lovingly maintained. As is the case...More
Visited here today but unable to review as we didn't realize it wasn't dog-friendly. I realized we wouldn't get into the castle but was hoping to get into the grounds and the gardens which I had heard so much about and really wanted to see.
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.