Friday, July 26, 2013

Part 7 Culloden Visit with Outlander on my Mind

Part 7 Culloden Visit

I don't think as a tourist to Scotland and an avid Outlander series reader, any fan would miss the chance to visit Culloden. Culloden Battlefield was a must see. A. Must. See. 
It is hard to be excited while visiting the moor. It is rather somber for a tourist attraction, yet I would not have traded the visit for anything. 

It is said that the moor's condition strongly resembles just as it did back in April 1746. These blue flags represent the line where the Highlanders stood. The path has been stamped down with crunching hard gravel but one step off the path, it is spongy wet weeds. 

Me with the Clan Fraser burial stone. 

A view of the clan burial stones. 

The cottage where Diana Gabaldon wrote that Jamie Fraser and various Jacobite soldiers hid after the disastrous battle. 

It was an incredible visit. Very worth while. 


Kathleen Shaputis said...

Might I say I'm a wee bit jealous of the magical trip you're on. Love the photos of my ancestral lands. My dream is to walk the moors some day.

Kathleen Shaputis

Unknown said...

Thank you Kathleen. It was the trip of a lifetime! I am glad you are enjoying the pictures.