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“The new museum is worth the trip”

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.
Elmira, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“The new museum is worth the trip”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

The battlefield where the Jacobites met the Hanoverians so long ago has been restored to what it was thought to look like. It's just a field wth flags makring the fronts of both battlelines and a monument in the middle between them. It is hard to stir up any feelings the, but off to one side is a nwe museum that does a wonderful job describing the pivotal battle for the British crown.

Two features of the museum stick out - first is the film presenetation that litterally puts you in the middle of the battle with screens on all four sides of the room, and the other is a presentation by an enactor dressed as a Hanoverian officer.

This attraction will give you a better idea of about the battle that marked the end of the major Jacobean efforts to acquire the throne.

Visited October 2013
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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“Great bit of history.”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

I went to this place a when I was a child and come back to see if I could remember anything. The answer to that was no. The place has changed a whole lot however its added to the place not hurt it at all. The visitors center is amazing with the governments stand points down one wall as you walk around and the Jacobite on the other wall. Also before the display area near the end there is a Battle room. Please visit this room you get a feeling you are in the battle. On our way around the moor we were guided by the handheld GPS and was great learned a whole lot more as we walked around. When we were at the Jacobite line I remembered something from when was a child the fact that you cannot hear the road. Its a strange atmosphere however it add's to the whole experience.

Visited November 2013
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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“The end of the Clans”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Culloden Moor is one of the few places I have ever been where an overwhelming sense of sadness has overcome me. On 16 April 1746 the course of British as well as European history was changed. It was here that the Jacobite army of the Stuart's (Bonnie Prince Charley) fought to regain the throne from the Hanoverian Monarchs. The Clan's, fighting valiantly for the House of Stuart's, were brutally destroyed.
A truly moving visit.

Visited December 2012
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Verona, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great new visitor's center, eerie battlefield”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

My wife visited the battle field 40+ years ago and all there was then was the cairn. The "new" visitor center is very nice and informative. We caught the "history" presentation by one of the staff in period wear. Very good. We took one of the tours of the battlefield. Our tour guide was great (and sounded a bit like Sean Connery). The day we visited was grey and drizzly, much like what it would have been during the battle, though a bit warmer. That added to the experience.

We had lunch in the cafeteria. They have fantastic Scotch pies. Be sure to have a few.

Visited August 2013
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Superb visitor experience.The audio tour of the battlefield was well done and our kids (Older) enjoyed it. The highlight was the immersive film along with the actor dressed in period costume. imaginatively presented its full of interesting artefacts and dispells the myth that it was somehow a battle between Scotland and England.

Well worth a vist, allow 2 hours minimum

Visited October 2013
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