Award Winning, Luxury Hotel Near Inverness, Scotland UK

Discover the Luxurious Culloden House

At the time of the Jacobite uprising in 1745-46, Bonnie Prince Charlie used Culloden House as his lodging and battle headquarters prior to that fateful battle on Culloden Moor.

Today, this handsome Inverness luxury hotel stands in nearly 40 acres where you are free to wander about the woodland and private gardens to enjoy the exceptional peace, tranquility and majesty of the grounds.

Undoubtedly our greatest asset is the staff. Here Highland hospitality has been elevated to its highest art form without being "stuffy" nor too "proper" or reserved. After all you deserve, without compromise, the very best.




About Us

Hundreds of years of history, culture and luxury are combined with a relaxed atmosphere, personalised service and superb cuisine at Culloden House.

The interior features a wonderfully comfortable drawing-room with magnificent Adam plasterwork, many fine antiques and a large open fire. For us it is your house to enjoy all the finest things of life.

Culloden House is rated four star with two Rosettes for food & boasts a Silver accolade with Eat Scotland

E-mail, Internet, Fax and Sky are also available. Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the building.

Bonnie Prince Charlie

More than two centuries ago, amid the Jacobite uprising, Bonnie Prince Charlie requisitioned Culloden House as his lodging and battlefield headquarters.

He lived here, on and off, including the two nights prior to the battle.

Charles was hoping to win back the throne for his father, the son of the last Stuart king.  He was opposed by his cousin, the Duke of Cumberland, who was fighting to keep the throne for his father, George II.

Both were 25 years old.

The Battle
Charles was out-gunned and outnumbered. He escaped but the Scots way of life was henceforth altered. It was the end of an era and never again was a pitched battle fought on British soil.

The Diaspora
Culloden is a site which changed more than the history of Scotland. It has been estimated that there are some 20 million people of Scots descent living in other countries as a result of the huge diaspora as the aftermath of this one battle.

The battle site became a place of pilgrimage for millions of Scots, both in Scotland as well as those scattered abroad. The most recognizable feature, a 20 foot memorial cairn built in honor of the fallen by Duncan Forbes, 8th Laird of Culloden, became a focal point for battlefield visitors.

Today the 180 acre moor is held in perpetuity for the nation by the National Trust of Scotland.

The Present
Culloden House therefore stands out a symbol, both of Scotland's past, and her present.  Its name and situation are redolent of a turbulent and romantic history, its present that of a welcoming Scotland, welcoming to her sons and daughters making the pilgrimage back home, providing the finest of accommodation within a superbly historic setting.

Our Team

We are proud of our long-serving team.  It is to their credit that Culloden House is such a relaxing and welcoming place.



In 2011, 8 million votes were cast by readers in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice awards for their favorite hotels, airlines, islands, cities and cruise ships.  Helped in particular by high ratings given for service, Culloden House was awarded the title of:

Favorite Hotel in Scotland



Also in 2011, our team was awarded:

Scottish Ambassador of the Year - Stephen Davies
Senior Chef Fellowship Award - Michael Simpson
Grand Friendly Hotel of the Year
Gold Medals: Rising Star Manager of the Year (Murray Maclean) and Hospitality (Kyle Neville)
2011 Scottish Hotel Awards.



In 2011 Conde Nast's Gold List named our staff #1 in Scotland for service.



In 2010, they were awarded a Hospitalilty Gold Medal at the Scottish Hotel Awards. In addition, Pat Davies received a Dame of Hospitality Award - awarded over the years to only a handful of women.



In 2009, they were acknowledged by their peers at the Scottish Hotel Awards for "Outstanding Customer Care",  an award given to only one hotel.

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Contact Us

Culloden House
Inverness, Scotland, IV2 7BZ

Telephone: +44 (0) 1463 790461
Fax: +44 (0) 1463 792181



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