A Tour of Macbeth's Scotland in 13 Places

Glamis Castle
Glamis Castle | Glen Bowman/Flickr

It is entirely possible to plan a tour of Scotland based on Macbeth, drawing on William Shakespeare’s play and the places the real King Mac Bethad mac Findlaích would have known. Such a tour allows the visitor to see some remarkable spots, stunning scenery, and ancient relics of times past. Here are 13 such places we have selected for you.

1. Cawdor Castle


Cawdor Castle
© Christoph Strässler / Flickr
The first of the witches’ prophecies, that Macbeth would become the Thane of Cawdor, came to pass shortly after they uttered it. Cawdor is definitely worth a visit, however — like Glamis — the castle was built after the time of the real Macbeth, in the 15th century. It has a curious origin tale and is open to the public, with beautiful gardens to explore.

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