Historical sites & places of interest
BRODIE CASTLE: Situated 0.7 Miles from The Old Mill Inn
Step back in time to the castle’s glory days, when the Brodie family were one of Scotland’s most prominent families. The Brodie family called the castle home until the late 20th century and it is now splendidly cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. It’s widely accepted that the Brodies have been associated with the land the castle is built on since around 1160, when it is believed that King Malcolm IV gave the land to the family.
Visit in spring when the grounds are carpeted with over 100 varieties of daffodil.
Read the letter sent by Robert the Bruce about the chief of Clan Brodie’s argument with monks who lived nearby.
Admire the art collection – from Dutch Old Masters to modern watercolours.
CAWDOR CASTLE: Situated 10 Miles from The Old Mill Inn
Cawdor Castle dates from the late 14th century, built as a private fortress by the Thanes of Cawdor. An ancient medieval tower built around the legendary holly tree. Still home to the Cawdor family to this day and lovingly filled with beautiful furniture, fine portraits, intriguing objects and amazing tapestries the Castle has evolved for over 600 years.
CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD: Situated 17 Miles from The Old Mill Inn
On 16 April 1746, the final Jacobite Rising came to a brutal head in one of the most harrowing battles in British history. Jacobite supporters, seeking to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British throne, gathered to fight the Duke of Cumberland’s government troops. It was the last pitched battle on British soil and, in less than an hour, around 1,500 men were slain – overwhelmingly most of them were Jacobites.