Things to do in Glenfinnan

Historic Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan is famous as the place where Bonnie Prince Charlie, "The Young Pretender", raised his Standard on 19th August 1745 to rally the Clans loyal to the Stuart cause at the start of the doomed Jacobite uprising.

Later the hills around Glenfinnan were to provide a refuge for the fugitive Prince as he fled for his life after the defeat at Culloden. Flora MacDonald helped the Prince "Over the sea to Skye" and became immortalised in the romance of the lost Jacobite cause. From Glenfinnan it is easy to visit many of the other sites associated with Bonnie Prince Charlie:

  • The Seven Men of Moidart, Trees planted after the rising to commemorate the important men who helped the Prince in his cause.

  • The Prince's Cave,near Lochailort, where he hid from the Redcoats.

  • Culloden Battlefield, near Inverness, where the Jacobites were defeated.

  • The Prince's Cairn, past Lochailort, where Charles departed from Scotland forever.