History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
It was not always so quiet here, however. In 1690 the forces of James VII and William of Orange met in the Battle of the Haughs of Cromdale, the final fling in the Jacobite attempts to claim the throne of England.
The English troops surprised the Highlanders under General Buchan while they were sleeping, and over 300 of the Scots were killed. Despite the Jacobite loss, they composed a song to promote the idea that they had actually won, with the help of the Earl of Montrose, who actually died about 40 years earlier.
The tune is still played by pipe bands today. The battle site is about two miles east of the village.
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Address: Cromdale, Highlands, Scotland
Attraction Type: Village
Location: On the A95 just east of Grantown-on-Spey
Photo Credit: Bob Jones, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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