Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor

The location of one of the best-known battles to have taken place in Scotland, Culloden Battlefield today serves as home to a visitor center aimed at preserving the site. Explore the battlefield by foot via a number of paths crossing the site, and get a panoramic view from the raised platform located in the visitor center. One of the most significant features of the battlefield is the 6.1 m (20 ft) tall cairn erected in 1881. Use our Culloden Moor trip itinerary planning website to arrange your visit to Culloden Battlefield and other attractions in Culloden Moor.
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  • If you're into your British history then Culloden Battlefield is a must due to it's significance. If you just want to walk the battlefield then you don't have to pay to enter at the visitor's centre. ...  more »
  • Being a Scot I have been taught/read about Culloden but actually being there was quite an experience. Walking round the different grave markers and reading the inscriptions brought it to life. The num...  more »
  • Site of a tremendous battle. Feel the weight of what happened in 1746 when the Scots were decimated by the British. It's amazing how you can end up with a culture, a language and an identity
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  • Excellent historical site. Well preserved and respected by all. We did a walking tour with the guide inside. Ticket prices are £11 for an adult to see relics inside (recommended), and a complimentary 30 minute walking tour. I really enjoyed how unbiased all commentary was, there was no rebels this, British that. It was all viewed from a detached standpoint as a civil dispute which I really appreciated. I wish there were more people on site to stop people from walking over the mass graves instead of viewing them respectfully from a distance.
  • Small visitor center with the story told perfectly. I really enjoyed how they laid out the walk by putting the government's story on your left while the Jacobites on your right. In the back they had a gorgeous walk showing the battlefield with information on the walkway as you continue. Large flags also show where the battle took place for each side.
  • A must visit for fans of Scottish history. Also those who charm to the books of Diana Gabaldon where this former battle field played a significant role. It oozes atmosphere. Don't expect a grand theme park though. It has more in common with paying your respect.
  • I've had an interest in the Battle of Culloden for a while, and really wanted to visit this spot. The way that the story is presented is so well done, it well exceeded my expectations. The battlefield has been amazingly well preserved, and I highly recommend a visit to this historic memorial.
  • Interesting exhibits. Make sure you sign up early if you want to go on the guided tour of the battlefield. They filled up when we were there and were only offered every hour and a half. Admission is a little pricey.

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