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“Culloden is a very poignant place.”

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.
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“Culloden is a very poignant place.”
Reviewed July 17, 2010

You'd have to be made of stone to not feel a desperate sadness when you stand here and contemplate the tragedy which took place here. The Scottish National trust have guides which do short guided tours at different times of the day, it's always worthwhile to listen to someone else's perspective. I see someone else was horrifed by the price of the cafe food - museum cafes are always expensive, everywhere - bring your own packed lunch. You can eat it outside the cafe, there are a few tables, or in the car park.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“An unbelievable experience!”
Reviewed June 6, 2010

Although the battle site is important in Scottish history, the real power here is the experience of the battlefield. The new visitor's center is the best I have ever seen for portraying the depth of the feelings of the people involved, the actual events, and the experience of battle for those of us who have been lucky enough never to have gone to battle, at least in the physical sense.

The interactive nature of the center helps the visitor to become a part of BOTH sides of the battle from listening to voices of participants and loved ones, and watching the four-sided movie of the battle totally surrounding the viewer, to walking the battlefield with the personal audio program which pulls the visitor into the times, the location and feelings and opinions of the people involved.

This is a don't miss site. If you can see it, do. This site requires at least two hours for the full experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Day is Not Enough!”
Reviewed February 8, 2010

The new Visitor Centre, opened in 2008 is fantastic: a museum + a visitor centre + living history + a cafe + the most evocative battlefield I've visited. Add to that lot really good staff, fully informed, and, should your partner be newly on crutches from a Cairngorm skiing accident, electric buggies to whizz you around not just the indoors, but the outdoors too. A real insight into how an attraction should be set up for someone less than mobile on their own. A brilliant day out.

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“Haunting and Emotional”
Reviewed January 23, 2010

I first learned about the battle of Culloden in 1746 in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series so of course I already had a fantastically romantic idea about it before seeing the battlefield. I was not let down! The re-done visitor centre is smartly done and interesting, whether a person knows anything about the battle prior to their visit or not. I enjoyed the field the best, though and seeing the Scottish and English battle lines mapped out by the flags. The mass graves and burial cairns are haunting and a very new experience for someone like me from Canada, who has never stood on land that has seen mass conflict before. Definitely time your visit onto the field with one of the free guides, I found ours much better than the GPS tapes you can take out onto the field.
If you take the time to see Culloden and get wrapped up in Scotland's fight for freedom, I would definitely recommend for you to go to Glenfinnan near Fort William. This is where Prince Charles both landed and deserted and the memorial tower they have built there for the scottish highlanders is magnificent, particularly since you can go up to the top and look out over the bay (Don't do this if you don't like heights!!!). It makes for a nice completion to the story of this ill-fated attempt at freedom.

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“One of the Best Museums I have visited........”
Reviewed November 13, 2009

This was one of the attractions that was on my MUST visit list from the beginning, and it did not disappoint. We spent several hours exploring the museum ~ very well done how they explain both sides of the story........on one side the government, the other the Jacobites with pictures and narrations. The 360 degree film of the battle was sobering. There was a great demonstration of clan life and why the tartan was so important to a clansman. They actually showed us how to fold and put one on.........too cool! The GPS audio tour of the battlefield was excellent ~ a no brainer. One must always remember this is a place were so many Scots died..........haunting.

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