Location L - Ben Mhor: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail

Ben Mor, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

Type:Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail

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Ben Mor from Howmore © Mike Shailes
  • Ben Mor from Howmore © Mike Shailes
  • © Tommy Macdonald

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Neil MacEachain's Narrative of the Wanderings of Prince Charles in the Hebrides:

"Having taken leave of Miss Flora, they pursued their journey, and about sunrise they arrived upon the side of a hill three miles from Corodale, where they sat down under a rock in order to take some rest. The prince, as he took no victuals the night before, complained of hunger, and asked of Neil if he had anything to eat; Neil gave him a piece of bread and cheese that Miss MacDonald had given him the night before. After he eat of it very heartily, he laid himself down and slept, while Neil stood sentry upon him all the time; when he and O'Neil was sufficiently rested, he ordered Neil to take some rest, and sent O'Neil to mount guard in his turn."


The Bonnie Prince Charlie Boat Trip starts in April and runs every fortnight until end of September. The boat trips from Kallin Harbour visit some of the places associated with the Prince, many of which are accessible by sea on the beautiful east coast of South Uist and Benbecula. Click here for details.  


For more interviews, songs, stories and information about Bonnie Prince Charlie click here.

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Opening Times

* 22nd June 1746. Neil leads the Prince northwards where they shelter somewhere on Ben Mor. Later Neil is sent to Benbecula to find out how Flora is getting on with the escape plan.

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