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TITLE
Entrance to Cawdor Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_3443_P001
PLACENAME
Cawdor Castle
DISTRICT
Nairn (landward)
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
NAIRN: Cawdor
DATE OF IMAGE
1803
PERIOD
1800s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31754
KEYWORDS
castles
families
clans
thanes
nobility
Thane of Cawdor
MacBeth
Entrance to Cawdor Castle

Entrance to Cawdor Castle from the lawn with the moat and drawbridge in 1803.

The name Cawdor is occasionally written as 'Calder'. 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.

The castle was built under a Royal license granted to the then Thane of Cawdor in 1454. Sir Hugh Campbell of Cawdor made some major alterations to the castle between 1660 and 1670.

Despite a long absence in Wales the Cawdor family returned to the castle which is still their home.

This illustration is one of a set bound with an anonymous manuscript entitled 'The Ancient and Honourable Family of Calder', from the Fraser-Mackintosh Collection at Inverness Library

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Entrance to Cawdor Castle

NAIRN: Cawdor

1800s

castles; families; clans; thanes; nobility; Thane of Cawdor; MacBeth

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Entrance to Cawdor Castle from the lawn with the moat and drawbridge in 1803. <br /> <br /> The name Cawdor is occasionally written as 'Calder'. 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.<br /> <br /> The castle was built under a Royal license granted to the then Thane of Cawdor in 1454. Sir Hugh Campbell of Cawdor made some major alterations to the castle between 1660 and 1670.<br /> <br /> Despite a long absence in Wales the Cawdor family returned to the castle which is still their home.<br /> <br /> This illustration is one of a set bound with an anonymous manuscript entitled 'The Ancient and Honourable Family of Calder', from the Fraser-Mackintosh Collection at Inverness Library