On the 27th July 1689, the Pass of Killiecrankie echoed with the sound of battle cries and gunfire when, nearby, a Jacobite army led by 'Bonnie Dundee' defeated the government forces under General Hugh Mackay. One soldier evaded capture by making a spectacular jump across the River Garry at Soldier's Leap.
This spectacular wooded gorge, much admired by Queen Victoria in 1844, is tranquil now, and is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest because it is a fine example of an oak and mixed deciduous woodland. The Visitor Centre exhibition features the battle, natural history and ranger services. In the Centre visitors can now watch birds nesting, via a remote camera in the woodlands.
Additional Information:Guide book in French and German. Explanatory text in Danish, French, Gaelic, German, Italian, Japanese, SwedishBraille guidebookDisabled toiletShopSnack barPicnic areaWoodland walks, waymarked walksRanger serviceParkingEvents
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