Top 10 Attractions
1. Culloden Battlefield
Bonnie Prince Charlie ran from Culloden House buckling on his sword to fight the last land battle on British soil here. Museum & battlefield maintained by National Trust of Scotland.
2. Cawdor Castle
The "most romantic castle in the Highlands". Stylish small castle & gardens. Shakespeare chose it for the setting of Macbeth.
3. Ft. George
Formidable fortifications erected on the edge of the sea by King George II after the Battle of Culloden. Interesting exhibits well maintained by Historic Scotland. Don't miss the Queen's Own Highlanders Regimental Museum (Cameron & Seaforths). The fort is still home to active duty Highland regiments; current regiment is the Black Watch.
4. Loch Ness, Jacobite Cruise and Urqhuart Castle (pictured above)
Let us book you a small boat cruise on the loch where you can search for the elusive Nessie. Afterwards tour the ruins of the much fought over Urqhuart Castle, now maintained by Historic Scotland.
5. The Glens
Beautiful glens for single-track drives and walkabouts including Glen Affric, the route Bonnie Prince Charlie took when escaping to Skye. Ask reception the night before for a picnic lunch to take with you.
6. Golf Courses
Let us reserve you time on any of thirty-three courses within an hour's drive of Culloden House including Championship courses such as Royal Dornoch, Nairn or the new Castle Stuart Links located just 2 miles from Culloden House.
7. Whisky Distilleries
40 miles from Culloden House you'll find the Whisky Trail of Speyside. You can take distillery tours, see how this celebrated liquor is created, and then enjoy a sample or two. For a closer option Glen Ord distillery is only 12 miles away.
8. Black Isle & Cromarty
The Black Isle has small fishing hamlets, dolphin cruises, links golf courses, quaint craft shops plus excellent views of Fort George and Inverness. Cromarty, the eastern Highland's "best preserved village", is a beneficiary of the '70's oil boom that allowed owners to preserve and restore its centuries-old cottages and buildings. Hugh Miller's Cottage, part of the National Trust of Scotland, is there.
9. Dunrobin Castle
Duke of Sutherland's castle & gardens. Wonderful falconry display.
10. Day's Out
Much of the Highlands is available within a day's drive back and forth from Culloden House. Click on "Car Tours" at left for some suggested trips.