Highland | Culloden | Battlefield | ★★★★★

[Culloden Battlefield]

Just beyond the western suburbs of Inverness lies one of Scotland's most emotive places. The battlefield at Culloden should be on any visitor's shortlist: the final conflict of the 1745 Jacobite uprising against government loyalists and the last hand-to-hand battle fought on British soil. The battlefield itself is free to visit, with cairns, graves and flags marking out key events from the conflict. But the experience is greatly enhanced by audio guides included in the admission price for the visitor centre. Inside the latter, a event is retold another way: through a memorably brilliant audio-visual exhibition. Don't be surprised if the whole experience brings more than a couple of tears to your eyes.

[Memorial cairn]

Location & info

📌 Culloden ★★★★★
By the B9006 2 mi east of Westhill, G.R.: NH 745450 ///folks.attend.fiction
Open daily | Visitor centre: £11 adult / £9.50 child / free for National Trust for Scotland members. Battlefield: free, but audio guides only included in visitor centre ticket.

[Leanach Cottage - an 18th century building originally used as the first visitor centre, and now a small exhibition]


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