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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  • Very tastefully done. Love going for an early morning walk around the field before the centre opens and the tourists descend. The centre is worth going into if you've never been before but if you've been once then you've seen pretty much all it has to offer. Very informative though. The cafe is open to non paying visitors and serves nice, reasonably price food. There's also a gift shop selling everything from whisky to fluffy haggis.
  • Centre is fantastic, especially loved the layout with the Jacobean timeline on one side and the loyalist forces' on the other as you walk round. The 360 battlefield movie is a really cool experience. The battlefield itself is great to walk round. Quite thought provoking if you do this after walking round the centre. Have yet to visit a better exhibition dedicated to the Jacobean period.
  • Took the guided tour. Very educational. While extensive walking, not terrible difficult. Doable with a walker or chair if needed. Facility's building is excellent with self led audio tour through museum & live 'character' portrayals! Excellent souvenir & restaurant. Fully handicap accessible!
  • This was a fantastic experience. The way the display was laid out was really engaging and the centre is lovely and modern. Cafe was good and large gift shop with plenty of parking. Really glad we made the time to stop off here.
  • Well laid out. Maps showing the location of paths and landmarks important to the battle. Erected blue and red flags on either side of the field to represent the front line of both armies. And no words can describe what seeing the grave markers of the slain Highlander clans feels like.

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