TOUR for 1-6 PEOPLE
This is a private tour designed for 1 -6 people with your own tour guide for the day.
TRAVEL IN LUXURY
Sit back and relax as we take you on the Jacobite Tour in our luxury 7 seater vehicle. Designed for your comfort.
PICK UP AND DROP OFF
We will collect you and drop you off at your hotel or agreed pick up point.
The Barracks has strong links with the 1715 and the 1745 Jacobite risings
1715 JACOBITE RISING
Ruthven was built after the 1715 rising to enforce and police the Jacobite disarming act of 1716
1745 JACOBITE RISING
The last 3000 men from Culloden gathered at Ruthven after the battle.
Jacobite Tour to Ruthven Barracks
No Jacobite Tour would be complete without visiting Ruthven Barracks where the final act of the Jacobite Army took place. Around 3000 Jacobite's from the heavily defeated army gathered at the Barracks after Culloden to await word from Bonnie Prince Charlie. His message arrived four days later and read ‘Let every man seek his own safety in the best way he can’. The army destroyed the barracks before dispersing angry and heartbroken after sacrificing everything for their Bonnie Prince.
Built on the ancient site of Castles belonging to the Gordon's and the Coymns
MAJOR GENERAL WADE
Added stables to the Barracks in 1736 to house 30 Dragoons for troop protection.
The first action at the Barracks saw 12 Redcoats repel 300 Jacobite's.
The Jacobite's returned with heavy guns and took control of Ruthven