Premier Inn Inverness Centre - Millburn Rd
Travel Blogs from Inverness
... pretty knackered by then and went to bed early.
This was all yesterday. Today I had to go back in to Stirling to stamp my foot at Vodafone. To be fair to the person serving me they couldn't work out why my card had stopped working - but in the end they got me back on line and refunded my money. So not a bad outcome. The rest of the communications problems I have been having are simply due to the pretty poor phone reception out here at the university. It strikes me ...
... line-height: 21.299999237060547px;">As we came out of the castle, a piper in full regalia started playing at one of the doors, just as a tremendous downpour of rain started. It made the hairs on the back of the neck stand up!
From there it was a short hop to Pitlochry, where we had a stroll along the side of the River Tummel and up to the dam, where ...
... it was misty and drizzly, as it probably was on that sombre day in 1746. The battle that defeated Bonnie Prince Charlie lasted less than an hour, and left more than 1500 Jacobites dead on Culloden moor.
Charlie's stomach was obviously feeling better, as he thought he could now cope with a few whisky tastings, so we headed for the Speyside distilleries, stopping first at ...
... or little creatures called pine martins. I've never heard of a pine martin but I'm certainly interested to find out what they are. It's interesting to hear about the different animals here in the UK. They love their rabbits and are even having trouble with the disease myxomatosis that is wiping out the rabbits. In Australia we introduced myxomatosis to try to get rid of the rabbits as they are pests there. Jibril ...
... enjoy a few whiskeys after dinner!
The following day we went to the Battlefields of Culloden, just outside of Inverness. This was the site of the last battle on British soil, and occurred on 16th April 1745. The Jacobites (Mainly Scottish highlanders) fought for Prince Charles Stuart who attempted to regain Scotland, and mainly fuelled by religion.
The Red Coats were mainly composed of English soldiers, but also many Scots ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking