Places to visit

Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield

Powerfully moving site where the 1745 Jacobite Rising came to its tragic end

  • Stand on the windswept moor where the Jacobites made their final stand.

  • Experience the Battle of Culloden in the visitor centre’s immersion cinema.

  • Travel back in time to the day of the battle by taking part in one of our regular Living History presentations.

  • Admire Jacobite artefacts, including weapons, clothing, miniatures and coins.

On 16 April 1746, the final Jacobite Rising came to a brutal head in one of the most harrowing battles in British history.

Jacobite supporters, seeking to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British thrones, gathered to fight the Duke of Cumberland's government troops. It was the last pitched battle on British soil and, in less than an hour, around 1,500 men were slain – more than 1,000 of them Jacobites.

The richly researched, stimulating and sensitive Culloden Visitor Centre, which stands beside the battlefield, features artefacts from both sides of the battle and interactive displays that reveal the background to the conflict. It stands as a monument and a guide to a pivotal day in history.