Attractions in Inverness Reviews
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Newest Review: ... fearful of an invasion of Highlanders that many people ? including George II ? were on the verge of fleeing. On the march north, Charles? army met and defeated a government force at Falkirk, but continued to move north in search of a location where the decisive battle between government and the uprising would take place. In April 1746 they arrived in ... more
Customer Attractions in Inverness Reviews (3)
by - written on 28/06/04, updated on 18/02/05 (Very useful, 215 readings)
Culloden has to be one of the most atmospheric historic sites that I have ever been to. It is one of those rare places where the events of the past seem to have been soaked up by the landscape and it is not hard at all to imagine what happened there; it has that intangible factor that heritage experts are fond of calling ?a sense of place?. So many historical attractions that I visit tend to be an assault on the senses, an overload of information or a route march through the site by bored guides. Culloden, by contrast, is a quiet and dignified site that is well worth a visit, despite the fact that its remote location makes it a long journey for ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/07/03, updated on 27/07/03 (Very useful, 115 readings)
Bus tours in Inverness, by City tours These are absolutely fantastic, you pay once, around £7 (concessions available!) and the ticket is valid for 24 hours. The ticket then covers you to hop on and hop off during this time, so if your tired of walking around trying to find somewhere, or just need a nice long sit down, this is the thing for you. In Inverness there are two different hop on hop off tours one around invernesses itself, and one around the highlands. Both with city tours, and you can get a discount on other city tours, if you show your ticket (there are loads of them all round the UK and some in Europe) . Both of the bus tours begin outside ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/07/01, updated on 06/07/01 (Very useful, 115 readings)
Culloden, near Inverness, is the site of the last major battle on mainland Britain, which took place in 1746. It was between the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie), and the government forces, led by the Duke of Cumberland, also known as the Bloody Butcher. To be honest, this is not ‘my’ period of history, however, last summer, after reading the Cross Stitch series of books by Diana Gabaldon, I became quite interested in the Jacobite period, and persuaded my long suffering father to drive me to Culloden! Now for a bit of historical background... The Duke of Cumberland leading the Hanoverian army had ... Read the complete review
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