Culloden House is a Grade A listed mansion with parts of it dating back to its medieval origins. This historic 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. 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. Our handsome baronial Forbes Room with its beamed and chandeliered ceiling, Royal Stuart tartan drapes, rich oak paneling and marbled fireplace adds a special feel to your private event. This white mansion has spacious bedrooms and baths and is located next to the walled garden. The self-contained house includes four double ensuite bedrooms and a living area.
Culloden’s four-acre walled garden was built by the Forbes family in the 18th century to provide food and flowers for the house. In more recent decades it was used for sheep and Highland cattle grazing. Ten years ago we decided to restore the gardens and commissioned Michael Innes, the former Gardens Advisor for the National Trust of Scotland, to give it a stylish new look. It is designed it for your enjoyment from early spring flowering bulbs through autumn orchard fruits.
Upon entering the gates, first your eye is caught by the beautiful house and the sweeping lawn. Then you may notice the towering trees circling the drive. In the 18th century, it was the fashion to grow an arboreteum of trees newly discovered by plant hunters. 300 years later seeds collected while exploring China and the Americas have grown into the magnificent specimen trees before you. The 40-acre estate includes for your pleasure seasonal bluebell and rhododendron walks, open parkland, paths into Culloden forest, a croquet lawn, tennis court and a duck pond.