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Cawdor Castle

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Location type: Castle
Location address: United Kingdom, Highland
Number of texts: 2
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Cawdor Castle is set amid gardens in the parish of Cawdor, approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Inverness and 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Nairn in Scotland. The castle is built around a 15th-century tower house, with substantial additions in later centuries. Originally a property of the Clan Calder, it passed to the Campbells in the 16th century. It remains in Campbell ownership, and is now home to the Dowager Countess Cawdor, stepmother of Colin Campbell, 7th Earl Cawdor.

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Cawdor is linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth via a complicated web. Macbeth becomes Thane (nobleman) of Cawdor early in the narrative.

Macbeth’‘s mother was Donada, the second daughter of King Malcolm II of Scotland, and his father was Findlay, chieftain of Moray. Macbeth married Gruoch, a widowed grand-daughter of King Kenneth III. Gruoch’‘s brother, and her first husband died at the hands of Malcolm’‘s followers headed by another grandson and his successor, King Duncan I.
Macbeth was crowned High King of Scots at Scone outside Perth, with his Queen.

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