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Historical Highland Sites near Highland Holiday Cottages

Within a short drive of Crubenbeg Highland Holiday Cottages you can soak up the deep-rooted history of this wonderful land and its people.

Scotland is well known for our long history and part of this is the many Scottish Castles that can be found throughout our wonderful country. We warmly welcome everyone to visit our Castles and monuments as these are important historical buildings that need your support to keep them maintained. By visiting and paying the entrance fees you help support the organisations that work to preserve Scotland's heritage.

Close to home, get to know how the Highlander lived in times gone by at the excellent Highland Folk Museum with 2 sites, one in Newtonmore and the other in Kingussie. There's also Ruthven Barracks just outside Kingussie, built by General Wade after the 1715 uprising to control the rebellious Scots.

Also not to be missed is Culloden Battlefield (The site of the last battle fought on British soil and a very, very special place indeed) and close by it's also worth a visit to the well-preserved Bronze Age burial site at Clava Cairns.

There's also Urquhart Castle , with its excellent newly opened Visitor Centre and, nearby, we mustn't forget historic Nessie. The Castle and the " Nessie Village " of Drumnadrochit are 80 to 90 minutes drive from here through some lovely scenery.

En route, you can also stop off for a few minutes at the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge - a very moving experience.

Heading south, a short drive takes you to the Pass of Killiecrankie , the site of a famous battle in 1689 and of some excellent walks nowadays.

Another couple of miles takes you to Pitlochry, location for the famous Festival Theatre, a lovely evening out and not too far to drive back here afterwards.

A little further south, near Dunkeld, there's The Hermitage, with a wild 'tree garden', two romantic 'follies' and a short nature trail through varied woodland containing Britain 's tallest tree, a stately Douglas fir 212 feet (64.5 metres) high.

www.newtonmore.com (Ruthven Barracks)
www.nts.org.uk (Culloden)
www.historic-scotland.gov.uk (Clava Cairns)
www.perthshirebigtreecountry.co.uk (Killiecrankie)
www.pitlochry.org.uk (Pitlochry & The Hermitage).

Learn about the history and heritage of this part of the Highlands of Scotland while on one of our short breaks.

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