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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  • Happen to visit this battle site and visitor center last Saturday. I found the experience very informative and great to see the battlefield lines of attack and defense flagged out, The Visitor Center ...  more »
  • For lovers of culture and history, we highly recommend this place rich and moving. We found the Museum very well done with lots of available information. The field of battle to put a point of honour to this story which saw the culture of the highlands disappear for several years.
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  • We spent hours walking around the visitors centre and battlefield soaking up the atmosphere and history. It's a very thought provoking place and we were really impressed with the level of detail avail...  more »
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  • I have been a few times over 30 years and it still amazes me what I learn here. I love to hear about how it wasn’t Scotland vs England but more about the politics of power and the reign of Kings. Very interesting. So many ifs and buts about it all. If only they didn’t attempt the night raid, if only they didn’t choose that spot, if only France had the men for the invasion and so on..but, it didn’t happen and the rest is history! Brave men fought there and the battlefield still gives you some of the feel for it. Worth a visit and worth spending time at the museum. They have changed the film and I don’t think it gives as much info as before but the layout of the site is much better. National Trust get in free.
  • Amazing place. I knew of the history of the battle before and chose not to pay the admission fee, and so cannot rate the centre itself. The gift shop is lovely and well stocked. The battlefield is well marked with plenty of information signs regarding positions and events.
  • Visitor centre was well done with some very interesting exhibits. We liked how they had one wall for each perspective on the revolution. Battlefield tour was good, a little chilly at the time. There's nothing to break the wind while out there so come prepared.
  • Very interesting place. I have always had a hard time understanding this battle. The visitor center (paid admission) was extremely helpful. One side explains the British position and one the Jacobites. I really understood after seeing the light table recreation of the battle . The field itself is literally a field. There are flags to show troop positioning and a few markers.
  • Hallowed ground for sure. A great walk-through museum/exhibit giving all the known details. It really provides perspective to the fall of the Jacobite uprising. Definitely worth the stop...allow about 2-3 hours to walk through the exhibit and around the actual battlefield.
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