The Castles of Scotland by Martin Coventry | Goblinshead | A comprehensive guide to 4,100 castles, towers, historic houses, stately homes and family lands
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Culloden House

South Highland: About 3.5 miles east of Inverness, on minor roads south of A96, in Culloden village, 2 miles north-west of battlefield, at Culloden House Hotel.

 

Private   NH 721465   OS: 27   IV1 7BZ

 

OPEN: Hotel. Weddings and events.
Tel: 01463 790461   Web: www.cullodenhouse.co.uk 

 

Culloden battlefield (1746): www.nts.org.uk

Culloden House, an attractive symmetrical mansion, seat of Forbes family and mostly dating from the end of the 18th century. in fine grounds and now used as a hotel, near the site of the Battle of Culloden, near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. Culloden House (© Culloden House)

Standing in nearly 40 acres of grounds, Culloden House, a fine symmetrical mansion with a main block of two storeys and an attic and lower matching wings, dates mostly from 1772-83. It incorporates the cellars of a 17th-century (or earlier) tower house. There is a fine 4 acre walled garden.

  A substantial castle of three storeys is marked on Timothy Pont’s map of Moray, called ‘Coulloddinn Castle’.

Culloden House, an attractive symmetrical mansion, seat of Forbes family and mostly dating from the end of the 18th century. in fine grounds and now used as a hotel, near the site of the Battle of Culloden, near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. Culloden House (old postcard)

Culloden was a property of the Mackintoshes and the Edmonstones, but it was sold in the 1620s to the Forbes family, and Duncan Forbes of Culloden is on record in 1625. John Forbes of Culloden and his son had a ratification of 1669 which mentions the tower, fortalice, manor place etc.

Culloden House: Culloden battlefield 1746, memorial to those killed fighting for Bonnie Prince Charlie, near Culloden House, an attractive symmetrical mansion, seat of Forbes family and mostly dating from the end of the 18th century. in fine grounds and n Culloden House: Culloden battlefield 1746, memorial to those killed fighting for Bonnie Prince Charlie

Duncan Forbes of Culloden, Provost of Inverness, was a Hanoverian, who fought with Butcher Cumberland at the Battle of Culloden. Bonnie Prince Charlie had used the house before the battle, but many wounded Jacobites were brought here after the fighting, and then shot. Those who were not killed had their skulls bashed in with musket butts. Forbes, however, was against the slaughter, and nearly got himself into trouble by protesting. The house had many Jacobite mementoes, and is now used as a hotel.
  The house is reputedly haunted by the ghost of Bonnie Prince Charlie, although this is disputed. The apparition of a man, dressed in tartan, is supposed to have been witnessed on several occasions.

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