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  • Cawdor Castle

    Uniquely for a Scottish Castle, Cawdor boasts three very different gardens. Each with their own history that generations of owners have over the years, transformed and extended. As a result, these ideas are represented today by the Walled Garden, the Flower Garden and the Wild Garden.
    Supplied by a wealth of flora and fauna, the gardens at Cawdor Castle are ever changing with the seasons. They include roses, rhododendrons, the rare blue poppy, topiary, spring bulbs and contemporary sculptures.

    In addition the Big Wood, a remnant of the ancient Caledonian forest is home to splendid trees and nature trails. Furthermore on certain days walk to nearby Auchindoune House, the summer house of the Dowager Countess Cawdor. Here you can explore the Tibetan, formal and vegetable gardens as well as an orchard and arboretum.

    Guided Tours are available by prior arrangement with our Head Gardener. Please email [email protected] to find out more.

    Consider becoming a Friend of Cawdor Castle and have unlimited garden admittance within our open season of May to October. Visit our website for more information.

    How to find us

    We are situated just 7 miles from Inverness Airport and directions to Cawdor Castle are well signposted on all major routes.



    RHS Partner Garden,
    Garden News Best Visitor Garden in Scotland 2018/2019


    • The Flower Garden
    • The Walled Garden
    • The Wild Garden
    • A medieval tower constructed around the legendary holly tree

    Guided tours

    Please contact [email protected] for more information on guided tours. Available with our Guides or Head Gardener.

    Group visits

    Please contact [email protected] for more information on group visits.

    Promotional Themes

    • Autumn Colour
    • Edible Gardens and Vegetables in Season
    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Meconopsis
    • Rhododendron Displays
    • Rose Gardens
    • Spring bulbs
    • Tree Collection/Champion Trees
    • Walled Garden
    • Woodland Gardens

    Opening Times

    Monday: 10:00 - 17:30 Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:30 Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:30 Thursday: 10:00 - 17:30 Friday: 10:00 - 17:30 Saturday: 10:00 - 17:30 Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30 also:

    Check website for castle, shop and café openings

    Dates closed

    November to April

    Admission prices

    Adult: £13.50 Child: £7.50 Concession: £11.50 Family: £35.00 (2 Adults & 5 Children) Group Adult: £11.50 Group Child: £7.00 Membership: £35.00


    Accessible parking Accessible toilets Assistance Dogs Car park Events Kids’ play area Picnic area Pushchair friendly Shop Toilets Wheelchair access


    Cawdor Castle Ltd
    IV12 5RD


    01667 404 401
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