Culloden. During my road trip to Inverness, I spent the night in Room 11 at Culloden House, an historic house with ties to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Uprising of 1745-1746.
I love all things Scotland, especially the Highlands and Culloden. I was ecstatic staying at this hotel.
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At the time of the Jacobite uprising in 1745-46, Bonnie Prince Charlie used Culloden House as his lodging and battle headquarters prior to that fateful battle on Culloden Moor.
Today, this historic Inverness luxury hotel stands in nearly 40 acres where you are free to wander about the woodland and private gardens to enjoy the exceptional peace, tranquility and majesty of the grounds.
Undoubtedly our greatest asset is the staff. Here Highland hospitality has been elevated to its highest art form without being “stuffy” nor too “proper” or reserved. After all you deserve, without compromise, the very best.
From the grounds to the walled garden, Culloden House is beautiful. Activities include golf, tennis, croquet, woodland walks and jogging trails.
When I was checking in, of course I was talking about Culloden Moor and the Outlander books. The staff let me know that Diana Gabaldon, the author of the Outlander series, has stayed here and she has done book signings in the battlefield. I will have to watch for this when book 9, “Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone” is released. If there is going to be a book signing there, I will be there!!
My room was quite large and had all the amenities I could possibly want.
I ate well – supper and breakfast were superb! Of course I had porridge in the morning.
I had a little bit of fun hanging out my window taking a selfie!
I hated to leave this hotel after only one night. I spent the early morning wandering through the walled garden and then departed. At this point, I was on a schedule. I had to return my rental car and travel back to London for the 100th Anniversary of D-Day on November 11.
There will be a return visit. I would like to return to the Highlands, this hotel and do more hiking and wandering about.
Jackie is “Mom” to one amazing son, an IT professional and an obsessed traveller. She spends her time reading, golfing at Ladies League and implementing software projects. Jackie has travelled to all 7 continents and 90 countries and is always planning the next destination and adventure!