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Cawdor Castle

Nairn IV12 5RD, Scotland
+44 7711 126685
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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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"lady cawdor"
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"gardens are beautiful"
in 30 reviews
"family home"
in 24 reviews
"dowager countess"
in 33 reviews
"wild garden"
in 15 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 21 reviews
"gift shop"
in 35 reviews
"own pace"
in 14 reviews
"on display"
in 16 reviews
"holly tree"
in 9 reviews
"someone's home"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 12 reviews
"golf course"
in 14 reviews
"soup"
in 10 reviews
"maze"
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"macbeth"
in 79 reviews
"tapestries"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This castle is huge and has been added onto over the centuries. But the show stopper are the grounds! The hours the gardeners must put in to keep everything looking like it does, i can’t imagine. This is a must see if in the area.

Thank Bluindallas
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When visiting Cawdor Castle, we were lucky enough to have met Colin at the front desk when entering the Castle. He was very friendly and informative about the history of the Castle and the surrounding area. The grounds are beautiful and the interior of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautifully preserved family home with an eclectic collection in the castle Beautiful gardens and a fantastic set of wild walks and nature trails

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quirky old house ( castle) of Shakespere fame. Rooms that were available to see were full of art, tapestry and antiques. The room has a single or two small print sheets with info ( some witty comments) which was ok but not that imaginative. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hefty entrance fee, but beautiful interior. Friendly & knowing guides. A lot of bedrooms! Wheelchair only accessible on groundfloor.

Thank Martin v
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fabulous place. Everything works and the entrance fee is actually worth it. The negative reviews are petty and pitiful. In the context of price, history and what is trying to be done for the visitors there really can be no complaints. The...More

2  Thank muchado55
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see historical house that's still lived in and therefore has a homely feel with a few modern touches too. Very friendly staff happy to answer questions but felt there could be more of an overview about the history of the castle and it's...More

1  Thank Jasmine101Surrey
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We were there in July. The weather was perfect and the gardens were beautiful. Basically you walk through on your own which is good because you can set your own pace.

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

You can spend some time roaming around the grounds here. Beautiful castle, very well kept. The grounds and gardens are definitely worth the time to hike around.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Cawdor Castle is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The castle is best known from its literary connections to William Shakespeare’s Macbeth even though the castle is actually built after the play was written. Thank you "Travel's Easy" in Denmark for recommending and organising.

1  Thank marianoadavies
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Thomas S
31 January 2018|
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Response from Martin L | Reviewed this property |
No, it is private still and well worth a visit
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fabulousboo90
15 January 2018|
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Response from twarney | Reviewed this property |
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
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Bill H
7 August 2017|
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Response from Pedick73 | Reviewed this property |
Hey Bill I hope my answer is not too late, I fixing a pen too much help time in the gardens but I would think you could do it in a couple of hours as long as the weather is good.
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