Cawdor Castle - A five star visitor attraction near Nairn in the Scottish Highlands.

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Cawdor Castle

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The Castle
A traditional Scottish Castle built and inhabited by the Cawdor family for over 600 years. An ancient medieval tower constructed around the legendary holly tree.
Cawdor Castle
Castle Gardens
Uniquely for a Scottish Castle, Cawdor boasts three very different gardens. Each with their own history that generations of owners have, transformed, and extended.
Cawdor Gardens
Visit Cawdor Big Wood and experience the nature of an Ancient Oakwood. Play Golf on our 9-hole course or enjoy freshly prepared, homegrown, and local produce in our Courtyard Café.
Cawdor Attractions

Plan your visit

Opening Times

Cawdor Castle and Gardens are open daily from 30th April until the 3rd October 2021.

  • Castle
    10am – 4pm (last entry at 3pm)
  • Gardens and Grounds
    10am-5.30pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Highland Shop & Gift Shop
  • Courtyard Café
    10am–4pm (hot food served until 3pm)

Please note opening hours are subject to change.


Cawdor Castle, Gardens, Grounds and Nature Trails:

  • Adults (age 16+): £13.50
  • Concession (over 65’s): £12.50
  • Child (age 6-15): £7.50
  • Under 5: Free
  • Family Day Pass: £35.00 (2 adults and up to 5 children)

Gardens, Grounds and Nature Trails:

  • Adults (age 16+): £8.00
  • Child (age 5-16): £6.50
  • Under 5: Free
  • Annual Memberships from £20

What’s On

Finally, to close the season will be HandleBards; cycling Shakespearean actors who carry their full set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes whilst they tour Shakespeare plays across the UK.
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Three Inch Fools return for with another family favorite, a calamitous new production of Robin Hood. Written in conjunction with West End director Sean Turner of The Play That Goes Wrong.
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It’s pirate ships, pieces of eight and salty old sea dogs for Summer 2021 in Quantum Theatre’s swashbuckling new adaptation of the classic pirate adventure, Treasure Island.
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