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Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Culloden Moor IV2 5EU, Scotland
0844 493 2159
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Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This battlefield marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We arrived right after a fierce windy storm. When we walked up to the center a beautiful rainbow graced the battlefield. It wasn't so nice in 1745 for Bonnie Prince Charles! The exhibition center was replete with a walking tour of the battle ending with an animated battle table that shows how the battle "went down".

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I had wanted to visit Culloden Battlefield my whole life. To be able to walk where history took place and people gave up life in order to live was absolutely awing. It was magical to me and peaceful in such a sad way. I liked the museum but wasn't keen on the two sided walk, so we followed our ancestors... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

There is a new visitors centre at Culloden (NTS) which has informative displays and great deal of information about the events and major players involved in the Jacobite Rebellion and the 45, which ended I the massacre at Culloden in 1746. As a history fan I knew quite a lot, but still found much of interest. The battlefield walk (well... More

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I cannot say enough about how beautiful and interesting I found the museum and battlefield. My first acquaintance with Culloden was the "Outlander" book series by Diana Gabaldon. Having done more (academic) research on the topic, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit such a historic place. The museum is first quality - very interesting and interactive. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

The visitor center has something for people of all ages and attention spans. The most striking exhibit was the 360 degree battle reenactment film. It was very moving to see the event more as an outright slaughter rather than an actual battle. The actual battlefield is beautiful and the audio tour is very well done. Highly recommend having a good... More

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Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The guided tour with the location specific sensors was excellent. I way to step back to April 16th 1746 and hear wonderful stories of information about individuals. Well worth the price of admission.

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Richmond Hill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We traveled to Culloden Battlefield by bus from Inverness. The ride is about a half hour and it leaves you right in front of the Culloden Battlefield visitor centre. You can walk through the battlefield for free and there is an exhibition you can pay for. It's very quiet and actually quite beautiful because they are trying to recreate what... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I last visited Culloden about 15 years ago, and it had a tiny, shabby visitor's center. Today they have a very nice modern center with an incredible interactive museum--be sure to take the time to walk through and literally see both sides of the conflict. (Suggestion--walk through one side at a time.) We decided to take the guided tour of... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The museum is great and we spent the majority of our time walking through it and reading all about the Bonnie Prince and his campaign to win Scotland's independence. There are several parts of the museum that we interactive and I think it would even hold a child's attention. You can step outside to take a tour of the battle... More

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Sydney, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you happen to visit the site of the Culloden Battlefield on a cold, grey, wet, gloomy day and take time to walk around the clan gravestones on the moor it can be a very somber and spooky feeling. We were pleased to see the visitors centre has been considerably improved with a huge amount of historical information about the... More

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