Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre

The iconic site of the battle where the Jacobite forces of Prince Charles Edward were totally defeated by the army of the Duke of Cumberland on 16 April 1746. A key area of the battlefield is owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland, and parts have been effectively restored to their original appearance. There are interpreted trails around this part of the battlefield, which includes the Jacobite grave markers and the memorial cairn. The story of the campaign, the battle and its aftermath are effectively told in the adjacent visitor centre, which displays many items from both sides of the conflict and features an evocative cinematic representation of the battle.


The battlefield is open at all times, with pathways to facilitate access around the site. Visitor Centre opening hours change seasonally (check website) and admission charges apply.



Phone: 01463 796090