Cawdor Castle

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  • From Aberdeen: Loch Ness, Inverness and the Highlands Tour

    1. From Aberdeen: Loch Ness, Inverness and the Highlands Tour

    Make an early start in Aberdeen and head north to just outside Inverness for your first stop at Cawdor Castle. Dating from the late 14th century, the castle was built as a private fortress by the Thanes of Cawdor and consists of an ancient medieval tower around the legendary holly tree. Visit the extraordinary castle itself and explore the three gardens. Next, make a quick outside stop at the site of the last major battle on British soil, Culloden Moor, the resting place of 1,500 Jacobite and 50 government soldiers who fought and died here in 1746. Time for lunch on the shores of Loch Ness at the Dores Inn. On a cold day, relax by the cozy log fire and savor lunch from a varied menu of home-cooked food. On a nice day, eat out on the sun terrace or enjoy a drink or two from the ‘The OutDores Inn’ bar soaking up the rays in the large beer garden. After lunch, head to Inverness, the Gate...

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What people are saying about Cawdor Castle

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Excursion average, but our guide was awesome.

We would have been satisfied without the tour guide, but she made the day an experience. Thank you, gladly again, with her.

Our tour guide Allison was superb and very accommodating to our needs. She made the tour very fun and informative.