Culloden Battlefield with red flags blowing in the wind

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

About this place

  • 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 newly accredited museum, where unique artefacts from the time are displayed.
  • Join a guided tour of the battlefield where an expert guide will lead you around the key areas of action on Culloden Moor, as well as visiting the memorial cairn around which lie the graves of 1,500 fallen Jacobite soldiers.
  • See the restored 18th-century Leanach Cottage with its beautiful thatched roof, crafted using heather from the battlefield itself.
  • Browse our shop for unique mementos of your trip, including jewellery crafted from the flowers of the battlefield, prints of the battlefield and Culloden whisky.

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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Accreditations and awards

  • 5 star Visitor Attraction award
  • Gold Green Tourism Award
  • Investing in Volunteers award
  • Accredited Museum award

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The gravestones at Culloden were put in 135 years after the battle.

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