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Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor

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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. Culloden Battlefield is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Culloden Moor Edition.
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  • WOW!! What a very humbling place to visit, so well thought out and easy to walk around, very informative displays along with a dress up section where you also get to touch replica weapons. The gift sh...  more »
  • The visitor centre here is very well done. There is lots of information about both the sides that fought at the battle and although I thought I knew lots about the Jacobites, I certainly learnt a grea...  more »
  • I really wasn't informed about this part of history until I visited the battlefield. The exhibit is well presented and the 360 viewing experience is a must do even if it is very unsettling. There is a...  more »
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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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