Cawdor Castle

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Is a tower house set amid magnificent gardens in the parish of Cawdor. Lots to explore here at Cawdor Castle including the castle and gardens there is also nature trails, duck pond, picnic areas and more. Cawdor is fortunate to have three gardens. The Walled Garden is the oldest and dates from c.1600 and later became a kitchen garden. The Flower Garden was laid out some 100 years later. The Wild Garden is the youngest, being planted in the 1960s and lies between the Castle and the stream of the Cawdor Burn.

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From A9 Northbound
On the decent towards Inverness, turn off the A9 on to the B9006. This brings you past Culloden battlefield, and on to a junction at Clephanton, approx. 9 miles. Turn left on to B9090, which brings you to Cawdor Village (1 mile) and follow the signs to the castle.

From A9 Southbound
At the roundabout at the end of Kessock Bridge, take the turning for A9 south bound. After 1/4 mile take the turn off for the A96, to Aberdeen. Continue over the next roundabout and follow the A96 for 10 miles turning right on to the B9090. This will bring you to Cawdor Village 3 miles, and follow the signs to the castle.

From Inverness Airport (Dalcross)
On exiting airport turn immediately left, the road is narrow in places. At the main road turn left on to the A96, after 2 miles turn right on to the B9090, which will bring you to Cawdor Village 3 miles, and follow the signs to the castle.

From Nairn A96
From Academy Street, at the West End of Nairn, turn left on to Waverley Road, then right on to Cawdor Road. After 2 miles you turn right on to the B9090, to Cawdor Village (3 miles), then follow the signs to the castle.

From Westbound A96 (e.g. Forres, Aberdeen)
Turn off the A96 at Auldearn, at the end of the village turn left onto the B9101 for 2 miles, cross the A939 Granton-on-Spey junction on to the B9090, for 3 miles to Cawdor and follow the signs to the Castle.

From Grantown-on-Spey A939
At Grantown-on-Spey take the A939 North bound for Nairn. After 25 miles, (just before Nairn) turn left on to the B9090, 3 miles to Cawdor, following the signs to the Castle.

Bus

There are regular buses to Cawdor from Inverness and Nairn

Train

There is a main railway station in Inverness (15 miles), and a small station in Nairn (5 miles).

Admission

Opening times (May - October):
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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£8.00£7.10£5.00£26.00

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Address: Cawdor Castle, Nairn, Highlands, IV12 5RD, UK
Phone: +44 1667 404401
Email: info@cawdorcastle.com

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