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“Very informative and well done” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield
Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Culloden Moor IV2 5EU, Scotland
0844 493 2159
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5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite...
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: This battlefield marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles.
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“Very informative and well done”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

We visited this historic site on a rainy day in August of 2010. The museum is very well done and informative. The video of the battle before going outside was really cool. The battlefield itself is very well marked and the GPS audio guides are a great help in navigating your way around the site. We had coffee and a snack at the small restaurant on site and it was quite good.

Visited August 2010
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“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011 via mobile

What a place!! Very informative whilst still being fun! I would highly recommend it no matter what the weather is.

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“Culloden the battle told in full detail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

National Trust Culloden battlefield visitor centre well thought out, informative, the film before you go out to the battlefield sets the scene brilliantly. The food in the restaurant is good , and the tourist shop sells lots of interesting good quality items.

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“A Haunting Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

Visited here on a rainy, misty July day. Weather helped set the tone for the area. Battlefield is well marked and interpreted. Museum is well done and a must to see.
Area is well worth the time to visit and take in.

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“Intersesting, Solemn, Informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

Culloden Battlefield is a short bus ride from Inverness (about 30 minutes). It's a little expensive (10 GBP), but well worth the price of admission. I had wanted to come here after reading about the events that took place here in 1746, and I'm glad that I did. Before visiting the battlefield, one walks through the museum, which gives a very detailed and thorough account of the events leading up to the battle at Culloden, and the battle itself. The museum was crowded, and there was a ton of information, but it's information that is presented in a very accessible way. Besides the history, there is a section at the end on the archaeological excavations of the battlefield, which seems almost anti-climactic after going through the museum.

Upon leaving the museum, one is given an audio-guide to the battlefield itself, which works via GPS, so that the guide "knows" where one is on the battlefield, and what took place in that particular spot. The set-up seems to almost encourage walking alone, and I ended up losing the friends I'd come with. I think this is appropriate, though. The atmosphere is peaceful but solemn and quiet, especially after the bustle of the museum. Remarkably, the battlefield itself doesn't feel crowded at all, in spite of the number of visitors. It's very easy to be by oneself and simply take everything in. There are memorial stones for the various Highland clans that fought at Culloden, and they are quite moving. All in all, I would highly recommend coming here as part of a visit to the Highlands. Culloden is both an education and a memorable, moving experience.

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