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Cawdor Castle

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“lady cawdor”(32 reviews)
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Re-opens 13th April 2019 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...more
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Nairn IV12 5RD, Scotland
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All reviews lady cawdor gardens are beautiful family home dowager countess flower garden formal gardens self guided tour gift shop own pace holly tree on display information boards open to the public soup well worth the visit golf course maze
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a proper functioning castle, the family still inhabit it. The tour of the castle is well put together and the guide was interesting to listen to. The highlight for us are the gardens no matter what time of year you visit.

Thank delman47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large car park, easy to find. Beautiful castle - I highly recommend reading the room notes in each room (or buying the guide book, which contains all the notes), because whoever wrote them has a wicked sense of humour! Gardens are stunning. Formal gardens, but...More

Thank Chemyn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting numerous so-called castles in Scotland, Cawdor had more of what I expected from a castle - thick stone walls, tapestries, low doorways, a hodgepodge design from additions over the years, a drawbridge, and formal gardens. We visited in early October, just a few...More

Thank HelenF2516
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cawdor Castle is still occupied by the Cawdor family. So it is furnished. The castle is great, but the furnishings are extraordinary as well. The add so much to the history. The gardens are fun to walk through as well.

Thank Stanley J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our last stop on a long day of touring as the weather got increasingly chilly and quite windy....really felt like Scottish fall was coming on. If you ever wonder what it is like to live in a castle, this is the place to...More

Thank SusiefromCrucible
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

The castle itself was interesting but a bit of a hotch potch in style. The old kitchen took you straight back in time. We had a lovely, inexpensive lunch of soup and sandwiches. The highlight , of course, is the grounds. They are magnificent even...More

1  Thank Sonny_12013
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This castle is lived in. Dates to 1100's and has been added to extensively. Rooms well decorated. Great signage. Worth your time. We thought the gardens were a high point. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

4  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 9 October 2018

A very nice Castle still habited from October to April. Entering the rooms is like coming home, what an atmosphere, nice furniture, paintings, the kitchen downstairs, one can walk 3 times again and still discover new things. Also outside the garden is very nice, despite...More

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The tour of the castle was self guided which we appreciated because then we could concentrate on what we found interesting. But then we also met a very friendly guide who willingly shared all his knowledge and we had a long and very interesting talk...More

Thank Asemiriam
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Although relatively small, this castle was a nice half-days excursion. The grounds are very nice (with a maze!), and there are lots of great nooks and such to explore.

Thank hdthequeen
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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
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
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.