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Cawdor Castle and Gardens

Cawdor Castle and Gardens

  • VisitScotland 5 Star Castle
  • Green Tourism Gold Award

Castle

GREEN TOURISM GOLD, VS 5 STAR CASTLE

Address

Cawdor Estate Office,
Cawdor,
Nairn,
IV12 5RD

Details

The Castle:
A fairy-tale castle which you can touch and see and sense for yourself, Cawdor is a splendid house and home to the Dowager Countess Cawdor. With its low doorways, turnpike stairs, massive walls warmed by rare tapestries and its original kitchen, Cawdor is a place where you can slip right into Scottish History.

The Gardens:
Cawdor’s three outstanding gardens are not to be missed. They include herbaceous borders, roses, rhododendrons, the rare blue poppy, spring bulbs contemporary sculptures and a wild garden. In Cawdor Big Wood are splendid trees and nature trails. On certain days walk to nearby Auchindoune House to explore the Tibetan, formal and vegetable gardens as well as an orchard and arboretum.

Golf, Shopping and Eating:
The golf course at Cawdor Castle has been in use since 1976 and covers 25 acres of beautiful parkland. Its 1161 yards (par 32) offer a variety of challenges that will keep both seasoned players and beginners entertained.
At Cawdor there are three shops, the gift shop, highland shop and wool shop where visitors can purchase a souvenir from their time at Cawdor.
The Cawdor Courtyard Restaurant and Clubhouse Coffee shop offer a selection of home baking and meals prepared by the Cawdor Chefs from the finest local ingredients.

Fishing on the Findhorn:
Banchor Beat is also known as the Laird's Beat of Cawdor Castle to which it belongs. It reflects all that is magical about the River Findhorn with its scenery and the opportunities to take all classes of salmon from an array of pools and streams.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled accessGuided tours for groups

Opening details

Open 01 May - 04 October from 10.00 - 17.30. Last admission 17.00. Open 7 days. Outside the Summer season private tours can be arranged by appointment.

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    Location

    Directions

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    Map reference: NH 847498  Lat: 57.52427 Long: -3.92661

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups