Wednesday in Culloden, Speyside and Perthshire

Yesterday we headed to Perthshire via Culloden Moor, site of the 1746 Battle of Culloden. It was very moving to tour the site where the Jacobite uprisings (led by Bonnie Prince Charlie) ended in a tragic defeat for the Scottish highlanders in their effort to return a Stuart to the throne of Scotland. There was a very touching display and film in the visitor centre that gave a terrific sense of the battle between the Scots and the English. We then had a lovely lunch in the charming town of Pitlochry and then stopped at Kincraig for an impressive display of working sheepdogs. We then continued to Blair Atholl for a tour of the whisky distillery and the first of many wee drams we sampled yesterday. We stayed overnight in a charming hotel in Dunkeld on the river Tay where people were actually fly fishing for salmon. Absolutely gorgeous and a walking path along the river took us to the old cathedral of the town.

 Dunkeld House Hotel

Working Border Collies  
 

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One thought on “Wednesday in Culloden, Speyside and Perthshire

  1. Hi Lorraine and George. You are taking us down memory lane and we love it! Andrew did his BSc. research on the Isle of Skye before they built the bridge and on at least three occasions, we have sailed a bonny boat like a bird on the wing over the seas to Skye 🙂 Thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories of Scotland and its history. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Charlene

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