Clans Burial Marker at Culloden Battlefield, Scotland

This morning we departed Inverness city and embarked on a trip encompassing three local historic sites, viz:

  • First to Culloden Battlefield. Here in April 1746 occurred the last battle on British soil when a British ‘Redcoat’; Army under General Cumberland defeated a force of Jacobites under Bonnie Prince Charlie and thereby finally disposed of the Jacobite threat to the thrones of England and Scotland. We walked around the entire site including Jacobite lines, Redcoat lines and burial markers of the defeated clans.We also visited the excellent Visitor Centre with detailed information on events leading up to the battle and the battle itself.

Video clip of Culloden Battlefield.

 

Surface of Culloden Battlefield similar that which existed in 1746

Clan burials at Culloden Battlefield, Scotland

Leanach Farmhouse, Culloden Battlefield

  • Next to nearby Clava Cairns, an important prehistoric site which dates from around 2000 BC.

Video clip of Clava prehistoric site.

Burial Cairn at Clava prehistoric site, Scotland

Clava Cairns Prehistoric Site, Scotland

  • Final visit of the day was Fort George, a massive military facility built post Battle of Culloden, around 1760. The fort is still, occupied by the British military.

Entrance to Fort George, Scotland

Fort George Barracks, Scotland

Forgt George defences, Scotland

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