The castles of the North East Highlands make a fascinating historic tour. Time dependent we can take in both Cawdor Castle and Dunrobin Castle within a day.
Cawdor Castle was built around a 15th century tower house. Best known for its literary connection to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, in which the title character is made “Thane of Cawdor”. Even though Macbeth is an 11th century King (4 centuries too soon for this building).
Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland’s great castles, located on the east coast over looking Moray Firth just north of the village of Golspie and only a one hour drive north from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.
The castle dates back to the 13th century and is the family home to the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland, one of the most powerful families in Britain.
Dunrobin Castle has seen the architectural influences of Sir Charles Barry, who designed Houses of Parliament and Scotland’s own Sir Robert Lorimer.
Optional additional stops on this tour can include Culloden Moor & Visitor Centre, Loch Ness Jacobite Cruises and Glenmorangie Distillery.