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

The Courtyard Café is the perfect spot to begin and end your visit to Cawdor Castle.

Open daily from 10am until 5pm, The Courtyard Café is Situated in the South Courtyard of the Castle with views on to the Flower Garden.

In addition to the organic produce from the vegetable gardens at the Castle and Auchindoune House and wild game from the Estate, we are proud to work with a range of local suppliers to use the very best ingredients of the Highlands. Try our very own traditionally pressed Apple Juice, made from a variety of over 60 apples including heritage varieties grown organically both at Cawdor Castle and Auchindoune House.

The Castle
Local Produce

Alongside our own home baking we stock selection of cakes from the resident Kiwi in the Cairngorms – KJs Bothy Bakery, formerly the Mountain Café in Aviemore.

We stock Stew ‘n’ Drews Ice Cream, made in small batch freezers just along the coast in the beautiful seaside village of Hopeman, Moray.

This season, we have added a stretch tent located within the Flower Garden which provides a relaxed space for you to enjoy your refreshments. This will provide some cover whilst enjoying the beautiful scents and surroundings of the gardens.

Useful Info
  • Hot and Cold Drinks, Sandwiches, Cakes, Soup and Hot Dishes.
  • Hot food is served 11am-3pm
  • An admission ticket to the Castle or Gardens is required to visit the Courtyard Café.
  • Currently offering Takeaway Only due to government restrictions.
  • Alcohol will not be available at the Courtyard Café until 17th
Member Benefits

Did you know that becoming a Friend of Cawdor Castle and Gardens allows you to enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee in the Courtyard Café on every visit. Click here to find out more.

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