Culloden-Cawdor Castle Tour
The Battle of Culloden in 1745 was the last great bloody skirmish on British soil, spelling the end of the Jacobite Rebellion under Bonnie Prince Charlie, the young French pretender to the throne.
At the battlefield’s wonderfully evocative, interactive exhibition centre, events surrounding this pivotal moment in Highland and British history are brought to life in colourful, objective detail. Attracting visitors from all over the world, including a great many descendants of fallen clansmen, the barren paths of the battlefield and war graves offer a moving and atmospheric insight into what transpired.
This part of Inverness-shire is also rich in ancient history with Clava Cairns, the well-preserved, 4,000 year-old Bronze Age cemetery complex, nestling nearby in a beautiful, leafy setting.
Cawdor Castle*, with fairy-tale towers, 15th century fortifications and splendid walled gardens, propels us forwards again through time.
*Admission fees for exhibitions is extra.