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Culloden Battlefield
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Owner description: This battlefield marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles.
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Let's get one thing straight it was NOT English versus Scottish at Culloden. It was Government against Jacobite rebellion. It pains me when I read the ill educated reviews which says "English vs Scottish". There were many Scots (e.g. lowland clans) that took part in Culloden and the subsequent massacres, so to blame it on the 'English' is not only wrong, it shows a high level of ignorance on behalf of the author. Beware those review and points of view that spout such racist tripe!

And this is why the visitor centre is so good at Culloden. The last major battle to be fought on British soil (along side Sedgemoor) it is well documented and it done so with both sides accounted for. With computer graphics and interactive displays, this is a simply brilliant place to visit.

As for the battlefield itself, there are many paths to traverse, although I do recommend walking to the mass grave nears near the main monolith. Whilst you MUST park the political beliefs of the landowner who erected most of the monuments to one side, the whole site is very much a testament to both sides and the sheer importance that battle took not only on Scottish and British but also European history.

I cannot speak highly of this amazing place enough. Do not go to Inverness without giving it some of your time. You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

how many paid Scotsmen fought for the English read the real history in this battle highland and lowland fought English and lowand and some other denomations

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We came to Cullodon as part of a coach tour. There was an informative and lovely visitors center. There were walk ways through the battlefield which was eerily quiet.

Thank murphyteacher
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

The site has been preserved in its original condition as a moor - long grass and a windswept plain where so many men tragically died. The battle lines are shown by flags based on detailed research. The Scottish national trust has done a brilliant job with graphics and a battlefield scene showing how the battle progressed to its sad end. Access is direct and easy, making his one of the best we saw in our tour of Scotland

Thank JohnR63
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Free for me as I am an National Trust member. Very interesting for adults in explaining the history behind the event and the information is presented in a unique and interesting way. Beautiful architecture and exhibit design. The experience of standing on a battlefield is recreated and was very emotional.

Thank Carol J
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