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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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Description: 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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A foggy rainy day.

The weather applied what the place was telling about. On the battle field you could imagine a bit of the battle...have been reading about Jamie Fraser as Diana Gabaldon is writing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The weather applied what the place was telling about. On the battle field you could imagine a bit of the battle...have been reading about Jamie Fraser as Diana Gabaldon is writing about. A visit at the Culloden battle field was something necessary to do. We didn´t walked through the exhibition inside but we thought that we got what we wanted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

An amazing, important battlefield. Do not miss this extremely well done museum and the opportunity to travel in the footsteps of the men who fought and died here. The information is delivered in a very consumable fashion and there is some interactive weapon displays. In the field itself, the audio tour will give you the sense of the futility of... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a wonderful site to visit. The headsets make the walk around the battle field so much more interesting and work really well using gps. The visitors' centre is wonderful, a really good shop, restaurant and talk given by one of the volunteers. The staff are so helpful.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

An amazing insight awaits all visitors the Culloden battle site museum. Really good muti visual displays describe the events leading up to the battle in an informative and yet not stuffy or patrionising way. The audio visual on the battlefield itself really gave you a feel for the scale and loss in the battle.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We are NTS members, so we like to drop in and support the place whenever we're in the area. The exhibition is modern, high-quality and historically accurate - most people will be surprised by the true story of the Jacobite uprising: the horrors of sectarian civil war. Afterwards, we had a lovely light-lunch in the café and bought lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you are a history lover, especially Scottish history, then you will know the particularly sad tale of the Battle of Culloden. I was lucky enough to have a tour guide who used to manage the Battlefield for many years, and Hugh Allison knew not only all there is to know about the Battle, but of the experiences of people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I had been to Culloden in 2005 and one could wander at will over the battlefield which was atmospheric but wouldn't have been enlightening for anyone not knowing what had taken place there. I went back in October 2014 and wow! Such a vast improvement, from the guided tours to the enactments, from the incredible displays to the movie. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

This visit was in 2004 with terminally ill husband. It was one of the most moving experiences of our trip. You need to spend longer than the hour we were allocated, especially if you are familiar with the history. The size of the site is surprising, information centre informative. A must visit if in that part of the country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This battle was such a huge tragedy on so many levels. I wanted to pay my respects despite being a few hundred years late and coming from the other side of the world. It was a cold and blustery day when I was there, walking the battlefield, which seemed fitting as the place reflects a dark time (for the Scottish... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We went there on our way back from Inverness, as it was not too far from there. Although there was a brown tourist sign pointing out the turn-off from the A9, we still got lost, as it was not clear that for the battlefield site we needed to follow signs for Culloden Moor. Once we found it, there was plenty... More 

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