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Cawdor Castle

There are many, many castles in Scotland, according to some sources 3,000!
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Cawdor Castle Cawdor CastleCawdor is known as the place where MacBeth killed Duncan to take possession of the Scottish throne. There is just one problem: MacBeth killed Duncan in 1040 and Cawdor Castle originates from the 14th century. Maybe the murder took place in Inverness Castle but even that is not sure.

Cawdor Castle Cawdor CastleThe castle has been extended immensely in the 17th century and has been renovated splendidly and looks like a fairytale castle. The Cawdor family lives here for 600 years already. The castle opens in May for the public and we visited it in 2005.
You can look in the courtyard, the bedrooms, the living rooms and the kitchen, but also walk outside trhough the three different gardens: the walled garden, the flower garden and the wild garden.

Cawdor Castle Cawdor CastleA small drawbridge lies over a narrow canal which is now dried up. On the estate is also a house which can be rented.
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