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Getting here

Address Culloden Cùil Lodair Inbhir Nis IV2 5EU

Culloden is 5 miles east of Inverness, off the A9/B9006. Follow the brown signs to Culloden.

Contact information

Telephone: 01463 796090

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Opening times

Visitor Centre

1 Jan–29 Apr, closed 30 Apr–31 May, Wed–Sun, 10.00–16.00 Current period1 Jun–30 Sep, daily, 10.00–16.00 1 Oct–28 Feb 2022, Wed–Sun, 10.00–16.00

Current period1 Jan–31 Dec, daily

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.65

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to Culloden – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

This property is part of the ‘We’re Good to Go’ scheme, which means we have carried out an official COVID-19 risk assessment to check we have everything in place to reopen safely.

Please be aware that for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and employees in our hospitality venues, we will record the name and contact details of everyone who enters in order to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the venue around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We are obliged to process this data to comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020. Please see our Data Protection page for further information.

Further to this, in National Trust for Scotland non-hospitality settings, where there is either a pre-booking system in place or there is the potential for close contact (eg in some of our smaller properties), we will ask visitors to provide limited contact information. This is for the purposes of managing the number of visitors and also to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. For further information, please see our Data Protection page.


We have to limit the numbers of visitors in Culloden Visitor Centre at any one time so that we avoid overcrowding and ensure physical distancing. We also want to try and avoid long queues of traffic at the entrance.

We have set up a pre-booking system to make your arrival at Culloden easier and safer.

We strongly advise that you pre-book before travelling to Culloden. If you do not pre-book, we cannot guarantee entry to the visitor centre and you may be turned away.

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For a visit to the museum and battlefield we recommend approximately 2 hours to make the most of your trip, although avid history fans can easily spend 3–4 hours on site.

Drones are not allowed over the battlefield.

Every penny spent on site, from the car park to the café, goes back into helping us conserve the battlefield and protecting our heritage for the future.

Facilities & access

We provide wheelchairs, free of charge. Powered scooters can be borrowed to tour the battlefield.

We have created a detailed Accessibility Guide for Culloden to assist with your visit.

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

There are designated disabled bays in the car park.

Accessible toilet

We have display information in audio and large print. We have information in audio and large print.

We have display information in audio and large print. We have information in audio and large print.

Baby changing

Cycle racks are available.

There is level access from the main entrance to the:

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

There are large spaces for coaches and motor homes in the car park.

Dogs are welcome on the battlefield but please keep them under close control and pick up after them. Only assistance dogs are allowed inside the visitor centre.

A guided tour of the battlefield with one of our expert guides is included in the cost of admission.

We have a hearing loop throughout the visitor centre.


We have display information in large print.

The car park is open daily, from 8am–6pm.

Car parking is free for members of the National Trust for Scotland. For non-members there is a Pay & Display charge.

Motorcycle bays are also available.

Self-guided trail

There is level access from the main entrance to the:

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