Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Culloden Moor

Culloden Moor is a historic battlefield in Scotland, 4 miles from Inverness.

The battle here in 1745 was the last fought on British soil. The Jacobite army, led by Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, best known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, was soundly beaten by the British army, led by William, Duke of Cumberland.

After the battle, Charles escaped, dressed as a ladies` maid, "over the sea to Skye", while Cumberland hunted down and slaughtered survivors, earning himself the nickname, depending on one`s viewpoint, "Sweet William" or "Stinking Billy".

The sombre battlefield today is full of standing stones, each representing one of the clans whose members perished in the battle.