Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns Walking Tour – Itinerary
Our first meeting point is at Culloden Battlefield, but we’ll immediately travel to Clava Cairns to begin the walking tour. We start with a guided walk through the monuments at the Cairns and Standing Stones, and then a relocation back to Culloden Battlefield. We will walk around the battlefield, hearing about the background to the 1745, the unfolding of the battle itself and the tragedy of the aftermath. If you want to extend the tour so we accompany you through the visitor centre that is usually no problem.
Clava Cairns and Standing Stones are 4,000 years old and are a ritual landscape of fantastic design and spirituality. Outlander fans love Clava too, because it has a split stone, just like the Outlander book, where you could hope to tumble backwards in time! These Bronze Age monuments enjoy both solar and lunar alignments. There is a relationship with the position known as the point of major lunar standstill. But by far the most powerful alignment on the site is the entry passages with the midwinter setting sun.
Culloden Battlefield, site of the last battle on British soil, stands on top of a ridge, four miles from Inverness. Here, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite army met a final and chilling end. This story is well-told in the multi-media centre onsite. There is a shop and a restaurant as well as the exhibitions. We will also take you for a walk on the battlefield, to the Well of the Dead, the Main Cairn and the Clan Graves, where those fallen clansmen are buried. Because so many Highland families ended up leaving Scotland, either by choice or forced out, Culloden has become a focal point for their returning descendants. It has become a site of global importance in terms of cultural visits.
Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairn Walking Tour – Price
£80 for the tour.
Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns Walking Tour – Departure
We meet you at Culloden Battlefield