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TITLE
Calder Castle / Cawdor Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_250_110
PLACENAME
Cawdor Castle
DISTRICT
Nairn (landward)
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
NAIRN: Cawdor
DATE OF IMAGE
1801
PERIOD
1800s
CREATOR
Mr Nattes / Merigot
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31053
KEYWORDS
Cawdor Castle
castles
Macbeth
Thanes of Cawdor
Jacobites
buildings
Calder Castle / Cawdor Castle

"Enough of curious and interesting is to be seen both within, and without doors...these render Calder Castle a dangerous abode, for persons possessed of weak nerves, and strong imaginations." Taken from 'Remarks on Local Scenery and Manners in Scotland during the years 1799 and 1800' vol.2 by John Stoddart.

The name Calder was more commonly pronounced Cawdor which is where the family takes its name from. The castle is famous for its associations with Macbeth, but Macbeth died in 1052 and the first Thane of Cawdor was appointed by Alexander II in 1236. Sir Hugh Campbell, 15th Thane of Cawdor, declared his support for the Jacobites in the 17th century and it became necessary for him and his family to relocate to Wales for much of the next century. The family returned as the Earls of Cawdor and worked on the restoration and conservation of the castle, which is still home to the Cawdor family

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Calder Castle / Cawdor Castle

NAIRN: Cawdor

1800s

Cawdor Castle; castles; Macbeth; Thanes of Cawdor; Jacobites; buildings

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

"Enough of curious and interesting is to be seen both within, and without doors...these render Calder Castle a dangerous abode, for persons possessed of weak nerves, and strong imaginations." Taken from 'Remarks on Local Scenery and Manners in Scotland during the years 1799 and 1800' vol.2 by John Stoddart. <br /> <br /> The name Calder was more commonly pronounced Cawdor which is where the family takes its name from. The castle is famous for its associations with Macbeth, but Macbeth died in 1052 and the first Thane of Cawdor was appointed by Alexander II in 1236. Sir Hugh Campbell, 15th Thane of Cawdor, declared his support for the Jacobites in the 17th century and it became necessary for him and his family to relocate to Wales for much of the next century. The family returned as the Earls of Cawdor and worked on the restoration and conservation of the castle, which is still home to the Cawdor family