Directions to Cawdor Castle are well signposted on all major routes.
The distances below are approximate.
From A9 northbound: On the descent towards Inverness, turn off the A9 on to the B9006. This brings you past Culloden battlefield, and on to a junction at Clephanton, approx. 9 miles. Turn right on to B9090, which brings you to Cawdor village (1 mile) and follow the signs to the castle.
From A9 southbound: At the roundabout at the end of the Kessock Bridge, take the turning for A9 southbound. After ¼ mile, take the turn off for the A96 to Aberdeen. Continue over the next roundabout and follow the A96 for 10 miles turning right on to the B9090. This will bring you to Cawdor village after 3 miles, then follow the signs to the castle.
From Inverness Airport (Dalcross): On exiting the airport turn immediately left, the road is narrow in places. At the main road turn left on to the A96, after 2 miles turn right on to the B9090, which will bring you to Cawdor village in 3 miles, then follow the signs to the castle.
From Nairn A96: From Academy Street, at the west end of Nairn, turn on to Waverley Road then right on to Cawdor Road. After 2 miles turn right onto the B9090 to Cawdor Village (3 miles), then follow the signs to the castle.
From the west A96 (e.g. Forres, Aberdeen): Turn off the A96 at Auldearn. At the end of the village turn left onto the B9101 for 2 miles, cross the A939 Grantown-on-Spey junction onto the B9090, for 3 miles to Cawdor and follow the signs to the Castle.
From Grantown-on-Spey A939: At Grantown-on-Spey take the A939 northbound for Nairn. After 25 miles, (just before Nairn) turn left on to the B9090. It’s then 3 miles to Cawdor, following the signs to the Castle.
By air: Inverness Dalcross Airport has flights from London Gatwick, Luton (easyJet), Edinburgh and Glasgow and is 5 miles from Cawdor Castle, taxis are readily available.
By train: There is a main railway station in Inverness (15 miles), and a small station in Nairn (5 miles).
By taxi: There are numerous taxi companies in both Inverness and Nairn.