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Culloden


Highland

Old Leanach Cottage, Culloden
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Old Leanach Cottage, Culloden

A locality 4 miles (6.5 km) to the east of Inverness in Highland Council area, Culloden comprises a sizeable commuter settlement, Culloden House, Culloden Forest and Culloden Muir which was the scene of a battle fought on 16th April 1746 at which the Highland army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart was defeated by the forces of the Duke of Cumberland. A National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre houses a permanent Jacobite exhibition and also in the Trust's care are the Graves of the Clans, the Well of the Dead, the Memorial Cairn, the Cumberland Stone, the Field of the English and Old Leanach Cottage which survived the battle being fought around it. Built in 1772-83, Culloden House between Smithton and Balloch belonged to the Forbes family.


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