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“Relive the Battle of Culloden”

Culloden Battlefield
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This battlefield marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles.
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is quite an impressive site. One can walk the grounds on which this definitive, tragic, and transformative battle was fought: the defeat of Prince Charles led directly to the end of traditional Scots life. The grounds are accessible or free, and include marked walks whbich provide information about troop positions, what happened where, etc. The paid section offers a cogent and concise history of the context and the battle--narrated with careful neutrality form both sides--many fascinating artefacts; an immersive film experience which gives one something of a taste of the battle; a computer-graphics aerial precis of the whole thing, showing troop movements etc.; and many other interesting features. There is of course a gift shop and food availabl on site. a must-visit for anyone interested in Scottish history.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Dominick G
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

After we ate lunch at Culloden Moor Visitor Center (though we didn't get to eat pure Haggis because they ran out) we explored the exhibition that very well explained the war between England and the Jacobites. One side, the walls displayed the Jacobites’ situation, and the opposing walls displayed the English perspective. There is a 360 theater but the sound was far to loud so I didn’t watch it. We then walked onto Culloden Battlefield where many Scots were killed. The field is marked where the English and the Scots stood.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank drpanda1
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

The Culloden Visitor Centre really explains the background of the Jacobite Rebellion from both sides. However, the 360 degree cinema recreation of the battle will really blow your mind and is not to be missed.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Littlecank
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

The exhibition is excellent. All the information is provided in an interesting and comprehensible way, the staff are helpful, the short film from the battlefield is very well made, and the atmosphere at battlefield itself is overwhelming.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank EliDee1993
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I was really impressed with how this was organised. You are taken through the lead up to the battle from both sides and this was extremely informative and interesting. Towards the end there is also an immersive battle scene that is displayed on four screens, which was fantastic. I wouldn't recommend taking young children to be honest because that is quite graphic. After you have completed the visitors centre you go outside to where the battle was fought with an audio guide. This was great because it gave me a feel for how both sides were laid out and the events of the battle.
We had a bite to eat in the cafe as well and it was decent and offered a good selection.
If you are a member of the national trust then entry into the centre is free.
Overall I felt like I came away with a much better understanding of the jacobite rebellion and the battle of culloden than I had previously.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank LinziHW
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