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Battle of Culloden 16 April 1746. The Jacobite forces of
Charles Edward Stewart, having retreated from Derby, made an abortive attempt to surprise the Hanoverians. Though his troops were hungry, wearied and dispirited, Charles insisted on fighting a battle on the inappropriate site of Drummossie Moor. This boggy and uneven site hampered the Jacobite charge, whilst enabling superior Hanoverian firepower to inflict horrendous casualties at very short range. The battle and the vicious reprisals
which followed saw the end of the 1745—46 Rising and the destruction of much of the Highland way of life. This was the last battle on British soil. The National Trust for Scotland has a visitor centre at the battle site. Culloden House was the home of Duncan Forbes of Culloden; the present house dates from 1780 and is now a hotel.

Edward Stewart in 1745, was captured at Culloden and beheaded on Tower Hill. The manner of his death earned him a place in Scottish hearts; at the block he said ‘If I had a thousand lives I would lay them down in the same cause’ and then put on a Scotch bonnet, saying he died a Scotchman.

The Palace Hotel & Spa sits on the banks of the River Ness and has a great city centre location. Guests can relax and enjoy the newly refurbished bedrooms and stylish bar and lounge area as well as the luxury leisure club, beauty salon and free car parking. Sample the Highland history and culture in the new millennium city.

The Ramada Inverness. Overlooking the banks of the River Ness, the Ramada Inverness assures you of a warm welcome. The excellent Sebastian Coe Health Club includes an indoor swimming pool, sauna and spa bath. The hotel provides a superb base from which to explore the Scottish Highlands. Inverness Hotel Breaks.

Inverness Marriott. A Scottish mansion house set in 4 acres of gardens, 1 mile from the city centre and adjacent to an excellent golf course. The hotel has a superb leisure club featuring an indoor heated swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room, fitness room, sunbed, hair and beauty salons. The restaurant offers excellent food and fine wine and the conservatory offers snacks all day. Ideally situated to visit Loch Ness, Cullochen and to go skiing in the Highlands. Inverness Hotel Breaks.

The Swallow Craigmonie Hotel is located close to the centre of Inverness and provides an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions Highland Scotland has to offer including Loch Ness, historic castles and the Culloden Battlefield. All 35 bedrooms are tastefully decorated and well equipped with modern facilities. The hotel provides a variety of dining options as well as a bar. Leisure facilities include a heated pool, sauna, steam room, mini gym and Jacuzzi. Inverness Hotel Breaks.

Loch Ness House Hotel offers highland hospitality at its best at this welcoming family-owned hotel. The centre of Inverness is just 5 minutes' drive away and the surrounding area offers a range of activities including golf, fishing and sailing. Torvean Golf Course is next door to the hotel and free golf is available for 2 people subject to availability. Inverness Hotel Breaks.

The Columba is conveniently situated on the banks of the River Ness, within easy walking distance of the theatre, shops and other amenities. As capital of the Highlands, Inverness is an excellent base for exploring the area, with Culloden Battlefield, Spey Valley and the Whisky Trail nearby. The Columba re-opened in Spring 04, after a complete refurbishment. Inverness Hotel Breaks.

If you would like to Tour Culloden on a highly personalized small group tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy Stevenson

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