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

Explore the marked Nature Trails through the Big Wood and walk amongst majestic trees that have been part of Cawdor history for hundreds of years.

Cawdor Big Wood

Get lost in the wonder of the Cawdor Big Wood, the ancient woodland that surrounds Cawdor Castle.

Take a gentle stroll on one of our shorter trails or venture deeper into the Big Wood and take in the great heights of the +130ft High Bridge above the Rereach Burn.

Varying in length between ¾ mile to 5 miles there is a journey through the Big Wood for everyone.

If you lose your way in the wood, walk until you come to a burn or a stream. Follow it downstream. All burns lead to the Castle.

Dog Walking

All dogs are welcome in the gardens and grounds of Cawdor, they must be kept on a short lead at all times and under close control. They are also welcome within the retail units and Courtyard Cafe.

Assistance dogs are welcome within the Castle tour.

We have a dedicated dog walking loop and an enclosed fenced dog relief area for you to enjoy with your canine companion – please ask our friendly kiosk staff who will gladly give you directions.

The dog walking route is 1km distance and takes approximately 15 minutes.

To keep all our  areas enjoyable for all, we would appreciate if you could observe the Cawdor Dog Walking Code of conduct when visiting Cawdor with your four legged companion.

  • Keep dogs on a lead
  • Clean up after your dog
  • Use the waste bins provided

There are dog waste bins located by the dog relief area and general waste bins in the car park.

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