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.
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.