Friday we visited the Culloden Battlefield. On this spot in April 1746, a half-hour battle changed the course of history. The Jacobites, supporting Bonnie Prince Charlie tried to regain control of the crown. Their great heart could not overcome the superior forces and fire arms of the crown and Scotland did not gain the independence it sought. We were struck by the difference between this battle and our own American Revolution just 30 years later.
Back on the bus for a short transfer to Dunrobin Castle
Our next stop was the majestic Dunrobin Castle which dates back to the 1300s. Though the castle was spectacular, the falconry display in the formal gardens was the highlight of the stop.
Leaving the castle, we took in breathtaking views as we drive along the windswept cliffs of Scotland’s east coast. I expect Ireland to every bit a beautiful. We stopped for the night in Thurso, the most northern "city" of Scotland, with 7000 inhabitants.
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