Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Moor

Culloden Battlefield
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Battlefields
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This battlefield marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Wotchit
Chiang Mai, Thailand202 contributions
Fantastic museum
Oct 2021 • Friends
I went into this with no real idea what to expect, but was hugely impressed.

The museum is excellent. Extremely informative and really well set out. Tells the whole story of the uprising and its build up in a marvelously easy to follow way, without skipping on the details.

The interactive battle simulator is a brilliant extra touch, though not for young kids or the faint hearted.
Written October 19, 2021
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pildyboys
Ossett, UK679 contributions
Full of historical interest.
Oct 2021 • Couples
What a historic place. It’s very easy to get to by car or by bus as we did as it goes straight to the visitors centre. The way the centre is laid out is very good, detailing the two sides history until the eventual battle of Culloden. There are memorials all around the field which is essentially a mass grave and should be remembered for what it is.

The cafe is good and not particularly over priced. From the view pOint at the top of the visitors centre you get a brilliant over view of all the site.

Much better on a day that’s not too hot as there’s a lot walking.
Written October 18, 2021
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Dot D
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom13 contributions
disappointing
Oct 2021
Visit to the battle field was very disappointing. it appears that the original grave stones have been " tidied up " and placed in one area. I remember it when the stanes were visible as we reached the site. now a visitor centre ??
Written October 17, 2021
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Barrie D
Glasgow, UK21 contributions
One minor complaint
Oct 2021 • Family
The centre itself is excellent and well worth a visit, we have been a few times and always enough to keep your interest.

Slight disappointment In the cafe as we attended with my young son, after paying for some lunch I have went to find a high chair- none out.
My wife has asked one of the staff at the till who says they don’t do high chairs. After trying and failing to feed my son from my knee my wife has asked another member of staff who has said they do have them and she will get one to us. I think the restaurant manager has then came over and said that he apologised that they didn’t provide them but the other day somebody that used one caused a big mess and they are in the way when the cafe is busy. I get that these can be annoying but I don’t think young families can be discriminated against because a few messy ones.
Would wheel chairs be taken away or guide dogs?
Some of the staff were really helpful so no slight on the ones that could understand and helped us.

Didn’t take away from the experience and would return as I find the exhibition really interesting.
Posted in the hope that they change the stance of stashing the chairs away for those that need.
Written October 15, 2021
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Debbie B
Thornton Cleveleys, UK5 contributions
Wow - so interesting.
Oct 2021
What a fabulous exhibition. So much information. Lots to read and see as you walk through the centre. You can do a guided tour too (which we didn't do). Very informative and whether you like history or not - it was very interesting, educational and emotional. You can also walk around the battlefield itself. Various walks up to 6k. Just inside the centre is a coffee shop with plenty of indoor/outdoor seating and a nice NTS shop.
Written October 15, 2021
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Fiona Shaw
Leeds, UK2 contributions
Excellent walking tour
Oct 2021 • Couples
Excellent tour given by James. Very knowledgeable and held everyone’s attention with his enthusiastic delivery of the history of culloden. Well worth a visit.
Written October 6, 2021
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Clive186314
Ramsgate, UK17 contributions
Bringing history to life!
Oct 2021
Great visit! Immersion theatre experience gave as true to life what the battle must have been like for the Jacobite's and the Government forces. Enjoyable and informative 15minute presentation by one of the volunteers. I would urge you to pay the £5 extra and take the 35 minute introductory tour. Our guide James, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, held our attention from the start explaining events leading up to the battle, bringing the battle to life with his recount of the events on the day of the battle. We did not expect to spend as long as we did at the site but there was so much to take in!
Written October 5, 2021
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Trevor W
4 contributions
A fascinating insight into the Jacobite campaign
Sep 2021
This was a "must see" within our holiday itinerary. The history of the Jacobite movement is one that should be of interest, whichever side of the border you hail from.

In general terms we found the staff to be reasonably helpful. The story of events leading to the Battle of Culloden are told from both perspectives and I learned much from studying them. However, my personal opinion is that the displays have a fragmented feel, not helped by a slightly odd background of random timber. For me, this had a detrimental effect on interpreting the information I was being presented with.

The real highlight was the video room, where images are projected onto all four walls, placing the visitor in the thick of the action. Even knowing it was a re-enactment, it was still a moving experience. This alone would be worth five stars, but I'm reviewing the total experience.

A coffee in the excellent cafe was followed by a walk around the perimeter of the battlefield. This was also an eye-opener, seeing how close the two sides were as they assembled. Overall, I'd suggest this is an attraction for those with a specific interest in history, rather than casual visitors.
Written October 1, 2021
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paul19602013
Brighton, UK749 contributions
Historic Site and Very Informative
Sep 2021 • Friends
Recommended place to visit for a few hours if you are in the area.Very informative visitor centre and the walk is well laid out. Good selection of food and drinks in the cafe and a well stocked shop.
Written October 1, 2021
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Lynn B
9 contributions
Very poor
Sep 2021
Whilst the history of Culloden is very interesting, the staff and facilities were poor
Staff appeared disinterested in visitors and appeared only interested in informing they would be closing at 4pm

We arrived to view the centre, the battlefield, and hopefully to have something to eat and drink, with a disabled member in our party and felt we could not even have a seat, or coffee, etc. Felt unwelcomed and charged £33 for 3 adults, for what was, in effect, a hasty trek around the centre and visitors almost being brushed out the door
Very poor example of Scottish hospitality and of the running of a historic site (and we are from Scotland, though felt this provided a very poor
Written September 30, 2021
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