During the Jacobite uprising in 1745-46, Bonnie Prince Charlie used Culloden House as his lodging and battle headquarters prior to the fateful battle on Culloden Moor. Today, this luxury hotel, surrounded by nearly 40 acres of woodland and private gardens, is a majestic centrepiece of peace and tranquillity.
Twenty-eight bedrooms are elegantly furnished and well-equipped. Fine dining at Culloden House uses only the best local ingredients: Loch Fyne salmon, succulent Orkney crab, and Scotch beef fillet from the Highlands.
Naturally, the cellars of Culloden House are abrim with Malt Whiskies, and the Library Bar is the perfect spot for sampling. Even if the whiskies are not to your taste, it’s worth a visit to appreciate Culloden’s passion for rare Malts.
The four-acre walled garden was built by the Forbes family in the 18th century, providing the house with food and flowers. Recently it was used for sheep and Highland cattle grazing, but now the hotel has transformed it with the help of Michael Innes, former Gardens Advisor for the National Trust of Scotland, to give it a stylish new look. Enjoy the early spring flowering bulbs right through to the autumn orchard fruits. For a longer walk, explore the bluebell and rhododendron trails across the estate. Ramble across open parkland, take the winding paths into mysterious Culloden forest, or simply relax beside the duck pond.
For those with a keen interest in history as well as a penchant for luxury, Culloden House is the perfect immersive retreat.