Cawdor Castle

LOCATION

CAWDOR, HIGHLAND

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Home of the Thanes of Cawdor since the 14th century, this lovely castle has a drawbridge, an ancient tower built round a tree, and a freshwater well inside the house. Set in stunning grounds with three varied gardens, Cawdor is surrounded by the magnificent Cawdor Big Wood, one of the finest woodland areas in Europe, with five nature trails to explore.

Cawdor Castle
CAWDOR, Nairn, IV12 5RD
Phone : 01667 404401

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Ramps to restaurant, shops and garden, ground floor only of castle accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open May-1st Sun in Oct, daily 10-5.30 (last admission 5)

About the area

Discover Highland

Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe. 

At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.

The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century. 

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