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Culloden Battlefield

Last updated: 12 March, 2024

Edward I of England first conquered Scotland in the 13th century, and for centuries to follow, Highland history revolved around the struggle for independence from the English, led by William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Bonnie Prince Charlie, amongst others. Its legacy is a landscape littered with battlegrounds, grand castles, ruined crofts, and rich legend.

The bloody, hour-long Battle of Culloden in 1745 – the last pitched battle on British soil – saw the final defeat of the Jacobite rebellion to secure the House of Stuart to the British throne. The famous Clans were finally suppressed – even the wearing of the kilt was outlawed.

The state-of-the-art visitor centre brings that final battle to life – you listen to characters from the battle as you wander round the exhibition. Watch the battle immersion film that vividly projects the fighting onto the walls all around you, then step outside to tramp the actual battlefield with a guide.

Logistics

Price from: £11
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

The battlefield is a 10-minute drive south of Inverness, and can be accessed all year round.

When to do it

The visitors’ centre is open all year round, seven days a week.

Who to go with: organised tours

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Spend the day traveling through some stunning Scottish Scenery.  Hear how the ordinary people lived in the Highlands in the times of the Jacobite Rising.  Walk the Battlefield and tour the visitor centre at Culloden.  Step back in time and explore Clava Cairns (4000 year old burial Cairns and standing Stones.  There will be comfort stops along the way. We are happy to customize the tour with advanced notice before the tour date.

Price £895

Min age 0

Rating 4.9 / 5 [10 ratings]

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