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Prince Charlie's Cave [Arisaig]

South Morar, Arisaig, Loch nan Uamh, Invernessshire.

NGR:NM 69064 84422
WGS84:56.89346, -5.79335
Length:Not recorded
Vert. Range:1.5 m
Altitude:Not recorded
Geology:N Britain Paleogene Dyke Suite - basalt & microgabbro
Tags:Cave, SeaCave, Archaeo

Fissure Cave near Arisiag House by Borrodale Beach.

Site where Bonnie Prince Charlie supposedly sheltered after the '45 before fleeing to France. [J. Wordsworth]

Arrived at Borrowdale in early morning,. Found Angus MacDonald living in a bothy, as his house had been burned ... Tradition still shows the cave on the shore below Borrowdale House which the Prince is believed to have inhabited on this visit tom Borrowdale (10-13 July). [Blaikie quoting Lion in Mourning, Vol. II, p. 252]

A small roughly square entrance is concealed from below but can be easily reached by a scramble over boulders.

Reputed to be the cave where Prince Charles Steuart spent the night before his final embarkation to France from Loch Nan Uamh on September 19th 1746. The cave can be reached by a short walk from Druimindarroch or from Arisaig House

Alternate Names: Prince Charlie's Cave [1]

Notes: A disclaimed silver coin is recorded as coming from Prince Charlie's Cave, Borrowdale, in Treasure Trove records. It is described as a William III shilling, worn and bent twice as a love token. [J. Wordsworth]

Hydrographic Feeds: None

Hydrographic Resurgences: None

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This entry was last updated: 2022-01-30 22:59:18

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