Cawdor Castle Gardens

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We're just home from our summer holiday roadtripping through Scotland. One of the last stops on our trip was Cawdor Castle. It was a bit of a last minute decision to visit as well, Thomas had left the last day of our trip empty so we could recover and relax a bit--he also thought I might be tired of castles by that point. As if I could ever be tired of castles! When the last day did arrive we still felt pretty fresh-faced, so we decided to trek out to Cawdor Castle and tour the gardens. You can purchase a ticket for just the gardens or tour the house and gardens. Since the day was mild and we're big fan of gardens we opted to just tour the gardens and spent hours wandering all over the grounds. I'm sure the rooms were very grand as well, but it felt nice to be outside enjoying the lovely weather and stretching our legs. One of the things I love about castle or manor house grounds is how much variety their gardens tend to hold; with such an expansive space there's usually a section for wildflowers, a more manicured walled garden, and ancient wooded area behind the castle. This stop was a lovely little finish to our trip and one I would definitely recommend scheduling into your own Scottish adventure. cawdor castle-9 cawdor castle-2-3-side cawdor castle-14 cawdor-1 cawdor castle-13 cawdor castle-11-2 cawdor castle-2-side cawdor castle-8-2 cawdor castle-13-2

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10 comments:

  1. This location is definitely a dream!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. Cawdor Castle looks gorgeous, although I'm sure your super photography skills help! I was in Scotland a few years back and would love to return... hopefully sooner rather than later :)

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  3. Cawdor Castle was my favourite castle when we were in Scotland. Smaller and more like a place that people could live in... because they did. Beautiful photos.

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  4. all I can say is SWOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNN!!!

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  5. Can I ask something, since I'll be going to Scotland next week - was it actually as mild as it looks or did you usually take off your jacket for shooting pictures?
    I'm checking the weather app regularly, but still don't know exactly what to expect climate-wise ^^"

    Hailey

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    1. It was a mix of weather while we were there--warm and mostly sunny on the day we were at these gardens, but wet and windy other days and I definitely kept my coat on then! I would say the weather has changed now though (at least in Ireland it has) so I would pack warmer clothes and just track the weather forecasts!

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    2. Thanks for the info! :) I'll just bring outfits that work with the "onion" look then, as we call it in German (layer over layer that can be peeled off if required).

      Hailey

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    3. Hailey, it's rare not to need layers here! We had maybe three weeks this summer when it was warm every day and into the evening but none of us could get out of the habit of carrying a coat around 'just in case'. Happy onioning x

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