Cawdor Castle

Castle in Inverness & the Great Glen

This castle, 5 miles southwest of Nairn, was once the seat of the Thane of Cawdor, one of the titles bestowed on Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The real Macbeth – an ancient Scottish king – couldn’t have lived here though, since he died in 1057, 300 years before the castle was begun. Nevertheless the tour gives a fascinating insight into the lives of the Scottish aristocracy.