Having visited Glamis Castle we thought we would visit Cawdor to complete the Macbeth duo. In reality Macbeth visited neither castle as they were not built until centuries after his death but who can forget the words of the witches
'All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane of Glamis!
All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!'
We arrived at the castle at 4.15pm fully aware that it stops taking visitors at 5pm and closes its doors at 5.50pm. We bought our tickets at the turnstile gates near the carpark. It was £9.75 per adult and £6.00 per child. The castle is located close to the turnstile and entrance is via a drawbridge. Once over the drawbridge there is a coffee shop on the left and castle tours on the right. There are no tour guides but a detailed description of each room is provided as you enter. No photos are allowed within the castle as it is a private dwelling. This is the same as Glamis. There are plenty of rooms - drawing rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms kitchens etc.What is so good about this castle is that it feels like it is someone's home rather than a museum piece. Painting on the wall range from old to quite modern. The kitchen itself has some moden appliances. The tour itself is unambiguous and if you follow the arrows you ultimately arrive at a gift shop.After the gift shop there is the coffeeshop but we were too late for this. Instead we visited the gardens which were very well kept. Well worth the visit.
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