image for Historic Site item typeVisitor Centre at Culloden Battlefield

Clan Mackintosh

Clan Mackintosh

  • VisitScotland 5 Star Visitor Attraction

Historic Site

VS 5 STAR VISITOR ATTRACTION

Address

Culloden Moor,
Inverness ,
IV2 5EU

Details

Visiting Culloden the last hand-to-hand battle fought on British soil takes on a whole new meaning with the opening of an exciting new visitor centre and interactive exhibition. The battlefield itself is now restored to as close as possible that marched on by the two sides on that fateful day.

Come and find out why this battle that lasted only one hour changed the way of life of the Highlands and Islands for ever.

With the new visitor centre and exhibition now open there's so much more to experience at Culloden Battlefield.

Exhibition:
Listen to accounts from genuine characters who were involved in the Battle of Culloden. Their accounts bring the events leading up to and beyond the battle alive.

Battle immersion film:
Imagine what it was like to be at the centre of the action when you visit the Battle immersion theatre. Here a 4 minute long, 360 degree film relives the horror of the battle.

Roof-top viewing:
Appreciate the true scale of the battle when you visit the roof top area. From this platform you'll see a completely different view of the battlefield.

Battlefield:
Walk the battlefield now restored to how it appeared to the opposing forces on that fateful day - 16 April 1746. The upgraded footpaths are suitable for families with prams and those with access needs.

Battle table:
Use the animated Battle table to provide a bird's eye view of the battlefield's topography and the forces' tactics and understand how these contributed to the outcome. As the clouds part a narration helps you to visualise the sequence of events as the battle is re-enacted before your eyes using the latest graphic technology.

Culloden Battlefield Guide:
For a really unique experience, try the Culloden battlefield guide and immerse yourself in the story of a momentous day as you visit the site of the last pitched battle on British soil.

With specially written audio and supporting illustrations and video, the portable guide's compelling content is triggered automatically as you explore Culloden Moor at your own pace.
The guide is available in nine languages.

Exhibition Guide:
Mini electronic guide to exhibition available in five languages.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Opening details

Visitor Centre, Restaurant, Shop:
1 February - 31 March daily 10.00 - 16.00
1 April - 31 May daily 9.00 - 17.30
1 June - 31 August daily 9.00 - 18.00
1 September - 31 October daily 9.00 - 17.30
1 Nov - 23 Dec daily 10.00 - 16.00
Closed 24 Dec - 1 Feb
Battlefield open daily, all year.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NH 745449  Lat: 57.47702 Long: -4.09302

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access