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Private Scotland Tour

Monday, July 06, 2009

Today, we started from Inverness, Capital of the Highlands and headed for two nearby sites, namely Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns. Culloden is where occurred the last battle on British soil in 1746 where a British Government force under General Cumberland comprehensively and ruthlessly defeated a Jacobite/Highland army under the charismatic 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'. There is an excellent Visitor Centre at Culloden. See image no 4 below for 18th century armaments.

Next we visited the close by Clava Cairns which date back some 4000 years into prehistory.

The following two images are of Clava as is this video clip
After Clava we drove down to Pitlochry in Perthshire for a pub lunch. See image no. 3.
Unfortunately the Edradour Distillery was unexpectedly closed so we continues our journey down to Stirling Castle which mainly dates from the 16th century (images 5 and 6).

Overall a productive day albeit we suffered from very heavy rainfall.


posted by Catswhiskers @ 3:16 PM 


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