Culloden accessibility guide

The modern, accessible visitor centre provides a fascinating insight into the last hand-to-hand battle fought on British soil.

Welcome

Contact for accessibility enquiries: Kathleen Boal
Tel: 01463 796090
Email: culloden@nts.org.uk

We have a concessionary rate for disabled visitors and a complimentary ticket policy for personal assistants.

All staff have disability awareness training.

Independent visitor reviews of accessibility at Culloden can be found on the Euan's Guide website.

At a glance

There is level access from the main entrance to:

  • Ticket/information desk
  • Accessible toilet
  • Shop
  • Café

Hearing

  • We have a hearing loop throughout the visitor centre.

Visual

  • We have display information in audio and large print.
  • There is audio visual interpretation within the exhibition.

Accessibility equipment

  • We provide wheelchairs free of charge.
  • Powered scooters can be borrowed to tour the battlefield.
Entrance, cafe and ticket desk at Culloden
Entrance, cafe and ticket desk at Culloden

Getting here

Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Moor 

Inverness 

Highlands 

IV2 5EU

Parking

  • We have a car park with accessible parking spaces, less than 50m from the main entrance. Parking is free.
  • There is a drop-off point at the main entrance. The drop-off point does not have a dropped kerb.
  • From the car park to the entrance, there is level access.

Arrival

  • Path to main entrance.
  • From the street to the main entrance, there is level access.

Main entrance

  • The main entrance has level access.
  • The main door is sliding and automatic.
  • The door is 1600mm wide.

Getting around inside

  • Ticket/information desk.
  • The desk has a low section.
  • We have display information in audio and large print.

Accessible toilet

  • There is a public toilet for disabled visitors.
  • From the main entrance to the public toilet, there is level access.

Getting around outside

  • The roof walkway and the battlefield paths are wheelchair accessible and also suitable for mobility vehicles, prams and buggies.
  • Please be aware that the roof walkway is accessed via a ramp.
  • We have a GPS-triggered battlefield audio guide. 
  • The trail has a hard surface and is sloped. 
  • The trail has seats.
Path across Culloden battlefield
Path across Culloden battlefield

Things to see and do

Experience

The modern family-friendly visitor centre provides a fascinating insight into the last hand-to-hand battle fought on British soil.

  • Tour the battlefield using the wheelchair-accessible paths and roof walkway (also suitable for mobility vehicles, prams and buggies). 
  • The exhibition features an immersion cinema room and a range of audio and visual material to convey the story of Culloden.
  • Travel back in time to the day of the battle by taking part in one of our regular living history presentations.
  • At weekends and during holidays, there’s often a range of additional activities, such as archery and weapons handling.

Shop

  • Our shop is packed full of Jacobite gifts and Culloden mementos.
  • From the main entrance to the shop, there is level access. The route through the shop is 800mm wide, or more.

Café

  • From the main entrance to the dining area, there is level access. To get to a table, there are no steps.
  • The dining area is self-service. The route through the dining area is 800mm wide, or more.
  • There is no background music.
Digital touch-table map at Culloden
Digital touch-table map at Culloden
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All throughout Scotland there are remnants of the country's battle-scarred past, but what few people know is that many of these castles and battlefields can be unexpectedly accessible. Take a look at the Euan's guide for accessible highlights of Scottish castles and battlefields.

Guide last updated: 6 February 2018