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Culloden

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About this place

Powerfully emotive and atmospheric battlefield where the 1745 Jacobite Rising came to a tragic end

  • Experience the powerful emotions of the Battle of Culloden in our visitor centre’s 360-degree battle immersion theatre, which puts you right in the heart of the action.
  • Discover the true story of the 1745 Rising, from both the Jacobite and Government perspectives, in our accredited museum, where weapons and unique artefacts are displayed.
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the roof garden, see the restored 18th-century Leanach Cottage and spot Highland cows grazing on the battlefield.
  • Read the proclamation issued by the Duke of Cumberland in May 1746, describing what would happen to the defeated Jacobites.
  • Browse our award-winning shop for unique exclusive gifts, including jewellery crafted from the flowers of the battlefield, books, food and Culloden whisky.
  • Learn about family ancestry and any links you may have with Culloden.

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 1,600 men were slain – 1,500 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 is both a monument and a guide to a pivotal day in history.

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Today's Opening Hours

Visitor Centre
09.00–16.00
Battlefield
Open daily
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Entry prices

Adult
£14.00
Family
£30.00
One adult family
£25.00
Concession
£11.00
Young Scot
£1.00
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Membership

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.85 / month

Accessibility

Find out more about our modern, accessible visitor centre as well as getting around the battlefield.

Accessibility guide

Guidebook

Learn about the history of Culloden with our property guide. Purchase ahead of your next visit or as a souvenir.

Online shop

School visits

We welcome school visits. For more information please visit our learning pages.

School visits

Did you know?

There were around 5,000 Jacobites and 8,000 Government soldiers at the Battle of Culloden.

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Accreditations and awards

  • 5 star Visitor Attraction award
  • Gold Green Tourism Award
  • Investing in Volunteers award
  • Accredited Museum award
  • Museums and Heritage Awards Winner 2020
  • Highly Commended Coach Friendly Guided Tour Culloden Battlefield 2020
  • Euan's Guide