A few weeks back we spotted a free Open Day over at Cawdor Castle Gardens, conveniently scheduled for our day off together. After a leisurely breakfast of champion surfer pancakes (think thick yet fluffy) and strong hot coffee for Mr B, we took the pooch out for a bracing 5k walk in Daviot Woods, and then pootled over to Cawdor for a more leisurely wander around the Castle grounds. While the Castle wasn’t open itself, it was still nice to admire the exterior of this 14th century castle within its surroundings.
On the way into the grounds I spotted this gorgeous caravan in perfect condition.
The grounds featured both wild and flower gardens, with paths winding around and about shaped bushes and sculptures.
There were plenty of red benches dotted around for visitors to take a seat and admire their surroundings too!
The maze sadly wasn’t open (we were told on entering the grounds that it was, which was a shame as Mr B had already challenged me to a race around the carefully coiffered hedges – another time!) so we took our time looking at the front of the castle.
as well as spotting more red benches!
Cawdor Castle and Gardens are now open for the summer season, and based on the limited amount of grounds that were open, it would be well worth the entrance fee (Adult £10.70) which includes entrance to the Castle. Also on site are cafe facilities, a golf course, nature trails and even places to fish for salmon.
I visited when the ground were open as part of National Open Gardens Day 2016.