With the rain continuing to come down we made a brief journey onto the Culloden Battlefield, nowadays just a paddock of long grass but actually the location of the Battle of Culloden in 1746. This battle is very significant to the Scottish as it was the battle that resulted in a crushing defeat for the Jacobite forces (primarily Scottish highlanders) allowing the Hanoverian British government to maintain power.
As we made our way back to Edinburgh we also made a stop at the Hermitage walking trail, which curled through a forest next to a river that was raging from the rainfall over recent days.
Fairly tired (of our guide!) and wet from the walk it was good to finally get back to Edinburgh, thus completing the tour. The tour itself was great and the scenery and places we visited were fantastic, but unfortunately it appears we may have been better off with a different tour company.
We spent one further night in Edinburgh to wind down, with a game of golf the next day at Brunsfield Links, the citys free pitch and putt. Elle took much enjoyment out of showing up Barry for the majority of the round before a 30 metre chip in from the latter put things back in proper order!
Later that day we headed to Glasgow, and checked into one of the lesser lights in the way of hostels thus far.