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Cawdor Castle

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Cawdor Castle Admission Ticket
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“lady cawdor”(32 reviews)
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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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Nairn IV12 5RD, Scotland
+44 7711 126685
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All reviews lady cawdor gardens are beautiful family home dowager countess flower garden self guided tour gift shop own pace holly tree on display information boards formal gardens open to the public well worth the visit soup golf course maze
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Reviewed 4 days 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago

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.

1  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cawdor Castle is definitely worth the drive to see. A self tour of the castle and enjoyed the gift shop. The gardens were my favourite. Well kept and even a maze. Really enjoyed our time there. A lovely wool shop is on the grounds as...More

Thank Angela F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toured the castle and beautiful gardens , lots to see . Very intact castle with lots of rooms fully furnished.

Thank stu992015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank SmileyBean
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank jakkinthegroove
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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
8 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.