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Culloden Wood

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

Culloden Wood offers an ideal site for a family ramble, with way marked trails offering either a 3km trip including several local landmarks or a much shorter one in and out of the trees for those with smaller legs.

It's also an area full of history: the trees cover part of the site of the battle of Culloden (the last battle fought on British soil) and the Prisoners' Stone is a grim reminder of those days… this is where the last 17 of Prince Charles' troops were executed by firing squad. The brutal folk of the Jacobite Army then bashed in the bonces of the shot soldiers to be sure.Despite all this, one of them, Fraser, survived and managed to sneak away and escape! A gory story but with a great message: never give up!

Also don't forget to take a few coins for making a wish or 2 in St Mary's Well, though tradition dictates that if it's a wish for healing then you're better off to leave a scrap of cloth belonging to the poorly person… nonsense of course but the nice kind!

Please note that the postcode provided is for Satnav to get you close but please plan your journey thoroughly and independently.


Image "St Mary's Well" copyright Ted & Jen via Flickr / Image cropped vertically from original.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday Dawn - Dusk


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


, Inverness, The Highlands, IV2 7BZ, Scotland

Phone number

01463 791575



Click here to visit Culloden Wood's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Culloden Wood has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Culloden Wood has not told us about their dining options.

No, Culloden Wood is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Culloden Wood have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Culloden Wood has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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