Going Ashore: Cawdor Castle

Flower Garden from Roof
Cawdor Castle
Cawdor Castle

This ancient fairy tale castle, with 600 years of fascinating history, is the seat of the Earl of Cawdor and still a family home.

Made famous by Shakespeare as the fictional castle of Macbeth, Cawdor has a superb collection of tapestries, art, furniture and beautiful landscaped gardens. The drawbridge and central keep still exist, as well as the original holly tree around which the castle was built.

Tapestry Bedroom
The Tapestry Bedroom

There are three unique gardens to explore; walled, flower and wild. The adjacent Big Wood has remnants of the original Caledonian forest, which once covered all of Scotland.

Cawdor Gardens
The Gardens at Cawdor Castle

Shore excursions to Cawdor Castle generally leave from Invergordon and can be combined with visits to Loch Ness, Inverness, Culloden Battlefield and Urquhart Castle.

Images and video courtesy of:

www.cawdorcastle.com

www.europeanwaterways.com

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