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... where there were formerly cows... We're staying in the lovely Dornoch Castle Hotel...which was never really a castle, but the Bishop's Palace....no matter...the ensuite in our room is in fact in a turret....quite a challenge for a tiler, nae doot! Tonight the Dornoch Pipe Band plays in the square...if the rain holds off ....Duncan played in it when he was 13 or ...
... from all around the world, it was a bit depressing to see so many animals stuffed & mounted - a real eye opener. After that we went and looked around the castle - like a lot of places you aren't allowed to take photos inside, they want you to buy the book ( and we did ). The castle is still owned by the family, that shows how much money is still in the family, normally they hand the properties over to the national trust because they can't afford to keep running them
I took a paid Rabbies two day tour up to Inverness and back after Glasgow. There was a lot of beautiful scenery and stops along the way.
We went on a short hike at one of the first stops to where a few of the tallest trees in the UK, it's hard to see in the photos but the trees are absolutely massive, the tallest ones being over 200ft ...
... we do the stops in order and pouts when stop 5 is overtaken by stop 7. We attempt another distillery, but find that children under 8 cannot take part in a tour so we skip it and opt for the Black Isle Brewery, which had some nice beers. The Scottish beers we've discovered are more flavorful than the English and Black Isle is no different. We choose to go into Inverness for dinner and after some one-way streets and maneuvering around construction ...
... to the new course. The museum was very interesting and would have liked to spend longer there.
On to Pitlochry and into the Highlands. A quaint little town where we wandered easily.
The Highlands are amazing with lots of rock, heather, scrubby grass and no trees. It's quite boggy in low areas with what appears to be moss and peat. There's very ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Culloden House Inverness
Romantic in the extreme.
Simply one of the BEST hotels we have stayed in.
When we go away, we look for comfort and service...and always recognise that we dont have to spend a fortune to find this. Sometimes you find it in lower priced hotels, but this was the best by a long shot.
On our visit to Culloden House,,,,,,,,,WHEEEEEE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, we got that and more!
Cannot fault the room in any way.....absolutly immaculate..........food service....maybe the best we have come across anywhere apart from Dubia or UAE...
For a romantic break away in the Inverness area...this hotel offers everything
I spent one night here at the end of a short tour of Scotland by motor cycle, having earlier stayed in a 4* hotel in Edinburgh, a B & B on Skye and a charming small hotel on Harris. This was the most expensive hotel of the trip, also the most luxurious in its setting (though not in its facilities).
Stayed for 1 night here in a suite (no. 14) on the 17/4/2005 - got a great deal on laterooms. The bedroom was huge - 2 queen beds, a sofa, 2 chairs, fireplace and lots of other furniture and there was still lots of space! Bathroom was also huge but a little dated, however the shower was good and there was always lots of hot water. Beds were extremely comfortable and lots of fluffy towels provided. The decor is very individual - all period type furnishings and furniture and some of it is a little faded around the edges, but in a good way. We arrived after a long drive and a stressful time and we immediately felt relaxed and 'at home'. The staff were great, and could not do enough for you. However be aware that this is a full service country house, and as such if you want tea or coffeee you have to ring for it on room service. B/fast was wonderful with good service and lots of choice. Public rooms are very decorative and at night are very atmospheric. Did not try the restaurant, but we had told them of a vegetarian in our party and they had produced a wonderful looking special menu just for that person without us asking. Dinner was about £35 for 4 courses
What a place! We have just spent three days over New Year at Culloden House and it was fantastic. The staff are professional yet very friendly and make you feel at home, the rooms are of a very good standard and the food was to die for, If you ever want to experience a "TRUE" Scottish Country House experience then this is the place.
We embarked on ther Orient Express Northern Belle on 22nd May this year to Inverness and the Isle of Skye.
Stayed at Culloden House over the Bank Holiday weekend in May 2004. As you arrive, the view is truly breath-taking. Lovely Georgian house, red carpet to the door, huge driveway... very romantic. Our room, which was massive, faced out onto the drive and was truly perfect.
Elegance and Service but watch the prices of scotch
We stayed a Culloden House in November 2003. They had a winter special and the normal $300 a night room rate included breakfast and dinner.
The hotel is lovely. It is very elegant and nothing could be more relaxing than sitting in front of the fire in a beautiful drawing room enjoying a before or after dinner drink. The rooms were large and nicely appointed with period furniture. The service was friendly and attentive. You definitely feel pampered and transported to another time.
If you don't drive, getting around can be very expensive as you can't walk to anything. And watch the prices of scotch. I had a before dinner drink and it cost $18 pounds or $35 .
All in all our stay there was very memorable. We loved the beautiful scottish highlands.
One of the best!
We stayed here several years ago and found everything about the hotel to be outstanding. The grounds are beautiful, the people warm and friendly and the food outstanding. Our deluxe room was huge, more of a suite really, with a luxurious bathroom. Before dinner we had drinks in beautiful den-library while a bagpiper played on the lawn outside.
After dinner, we had dessert in a living room next to a roaring fireplace. The Culloden House was definitely worth the price!
We stayed in the Culloden House Hotel for two nights on our recent honeymoon in Scotland. The view when you pull up is positively breathtaking -- the sweeping front lawn, the ivy covering the gracious three-story Georgian manor, the gardens. The interior, while certainly pleasant, does not quite live up to the exterior, however. I felt that our room could have been kept up a little more nicely. It was certainly not objectionable, and it was quite comfortable, but it was just not all that fabulous for what we paid ($320 per night). However, that was not one of the four-poster rooms; the others might be more luxe.