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Culloden

Culloden Moor, Inverness IV2 5EU, UK
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Culloden Battlefield Historic Site  Culloden Moor  United Kingdom
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Culloden Battlefield Historic Site

Culloden

After marching within 100 miles of London to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British throne, Jacobite supporters, led by Bonnie Prince Charlie, retreated to this site near Inverness in 1746. Here at Culloden, they were slaughtered by forces loyal to King George I and the House of Hanover during one of the most harrowing battles in British history. The aftermath was equally brutal, as a massive military crackdown across the Highlands followed in order to prevent further uprisings from disaffected Scots.

Today, travelers can tour the richly researched Culloden Visitor Centre, which features artifacts from both sides of the battle as well as interactive displays that detail the background of the conflict. You can also walk the front lines where the Jacobites made their final stand, then look inside the newly restored Leanach Cottage—the only surviving building from the battle.

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AFAR Local Expert
almost 4 years ago

Culloden Battlefield Historic Site

Culloden was the site, in 1746, of the last armed conflict on the British mainland, after several centuries of recurring conflicts between Scotland and England. Scots fought on both sides of the final battle, but it did not turn out well for the forces supporting Bonnie Prince Charlie Stuart, who was attempting to return the monarchy to his family. All of Culloden's history and lore is clearly explained in the architecturally stunning visitor center.
about 5 years ago

Last battle of the Jacobite Rising

This battlefield is worth a visit. The visitors center has a chronological history of events leading up to and the aftermath of the battle. It gives perspective from both sides; the government view as well as the Jacobites. It has guided tours that run on the hour or you can explore at your leisure. There is a cafe and gift shop located in the visitors center also. I took the 2B bus from Queensgate and it drops you off at the visitors center.