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Excursion 9: Cawdor Castle & Culloden Battlefield
Tour Code: ING-007
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 4 1/2 hours)

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Explore the historic battlefield of Culloden Moor and Cawdor Castle, an enchanting and romantic medieval fortification. Traveling south from Invergordon, you'll follow the banks of the beautiful Cromarty Firth and cross the Black Isle before turning westward through alternating open country and woodland. Continuing inland, but never venturing far from the Moray Firth, which is famous for its dolphins, you'll reach the Culloden Battlefield.

This eerie, windswept moorland is the site of the last battle on British soil, when the Jacobites were finally subdued, marking a turning point in Scottish history. Next you will head to the village of Cawdor and its impressive Cawdor Castle, a traditional medieval castle and residence, interestingly associated with Shakespeare's "Macbeth." The castle, dating back to 1372, is still in the hands of the Cawdor family after six centuries. The approach is by drawbridge, and the castle is romantically furnished and surrounded by exceptionally pretty gardens.

After an inside visit, there is time to roam through the beautiful gardens. Soft fruits, flowers, vegetables, and orchards mingle closely together to form the North Garden. Other gardens include the Paradise Garden, Knot Garden, Thistle Garden, as well as an orchard with old fruit trees. The wild garden on the bank of Cawdor Burn leads into the wonderful Cawdor Forest.

Important Notes: No bags are allowed into the castle; photography is prohibited.

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