Discover the romantic Highland castle, the 14th century home of the Thanes of Cawdor. Built by the Cawdor family for over 600 years including three unique Scottish gardens and a Cawdoor bigwood experience!
What castles are there to visit in Nairn?
Located about 5 miles south west of Nairn, Cawdor Castle was built around a 15th century tower house which originally belonged to Clan Cawdor before passing into the hands of Campbells in the 16th century. Although famed for its literary connection to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the actual 11th century events upon which the play is based took place many years before the castle was built. However the castle does boast its own unique tale surrounding its construction. According to legend, the castle is built around a thorn tree, which has since been identified as a holly dating from 1372, which visitors can still see today in the dungeon.
- Adults cost £12.50 per ticket
- Children aged 5 – 15 cost ONLY £7.50
- features a shop and a café!
- Open 10am – 4pm