“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind...” – Seneca
|(The site of the Battle of Culloden)|
Date: 9 May 2017 (Tuesday)
Route: Inverness - Culloden
Distance: 4.8 miles (16 min)
Hotel: Travelodge Inverness Fairways Hotel (USD69)
Culloden is the name of a village three miles east of Inverness and the surrounding area. Three miles south of the village is Culloden Moor, site of the Battle of Culloden.
|(Visiting the Culloden Battlefields)|
|(The lay out of the Battle fields)|
Culloden village was originally made up of estate houses attached to Culloden House. Historic buildings include Culloden House itself, which is now a hotel, the Culloden stables, now rebuilt as holiday homes, and the historic tithe barn which is now the Barn Church.
|(Visitor Centre with exciting interactive exhibition)|
|(The site of a short but bloody battle)|
The Culloden Battlefield is under the care of the National Trust for Scotland, and its visitors' centre is a huge tourist attraction. A new interactive visitor centre has recently been built by the National Trust for Scotland and includes an interactive state of the art battle experience including an immersion film battle room.
|(Historical write-ups of the battle)|
|(A well-preserved cottage at the battle field)|
|(A cannon ball is said to have been recovered around the cottage)|
Apart from the battlefield, the most notable site in the surrounding area is the "clootie well," in Culloden Woods, where brightly coloured rags are hung as offerings from people wishing to be cured of ailments. A similar, and better known, well is near Munlochy. This tradition may be based on Celtic ceremonies, involving votive offerings to water spirits.
|(Staying a night at Travelodge Inverness Fairways Hotel)|