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Culloden Battlefield

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Address: Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Culloden Moor IV2 5EU, Scotland
Phone Number: 0844 493 2159
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This battlefield marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the...

This battlefield marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles.

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Excellent historic site - powerful

This was on my list of places to visit around Inverness, and it exceeded all expectations. It is, and is treated as, a historic battlefield and cemetery. The Visitors Centre is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kingston, Canada
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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was on my list of places to visit around Inverness, and it exceeded all expectations. It is, and is treated as, a historic battlefield and cemetery. The Visitors Centre is extremely well done, using display and interactive recitals to tell the events from both sides. Once through the Visitors Centre, you go on a self-paced walk of the battlefield... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

History is brought to life in this moving and deeply respectful site. Take the time to wander and absorb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Culloden occupies a significant place in highland history and lore. The last great land battle fought on British soil (1746), it was the unsuccessful culmination of decades of effort to restore the Catholic Stuart kings to the throne of England. The eventual defeat of the highlanders at the Battle of Culloden marked the end of the Jacobite cause and ultimately... More 

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Balfron, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The battlefield area has been opened up with the removal of trees, etc bringing it back to a 'moor'. A bit more USA Naftional Parks type treatment would be good but this might come in the fullness of time. The visitors centre with good vehicle parking is excellent and a good place to go on a wet and/or cold day.... More 

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Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm not normally a history person , but whilst in the area we visited both Fort George n here . The visitors centre here is well worth paying and going in, very state of the art with lots of displays explaining the history to this awful battle . I found it really interesting and the battlefield together with the audio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to be interested in the subject - but if you are this is excellent. A very good visitor centre with some excellent displays and explanations of the history of the battle - the build up to it and what happened after followed by a walk around the battlefield itself with an excellent audio guide to explain everything that... More 

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Oban, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a keen Outlander fan, I went to visit this site and what a great experience. You walk through the visitors information section first which provides information, anecdotes and exhibits giving the Jacobite and English perspectives on either side as you walk through. The audio visual part way through was amazing and graphic showing a 5 minute glimpse of what... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best war museums I have visited. It presented both sides of the Jacobite Rebellion objectively, with concurrent timelines to allow the visitor to learn with broader perspective. The walk on the battlefield was well worth it, and the audio guides provided even more information about the events. It was fascinating to learn more of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing visitor centre bringing to life the brutality of what happened here in 1745. Highly recommended.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked around the battlefield and easy to imagine the armies facing each other. The audio was great and allowed the listener to be transported back in time. The visitor center is large with many displays and well thought out. Unfortunately a few displays weren't working when we were there. At the end of the center there is a table display... More 

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