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Culloden Battlefield Tours

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Culloden Battlefield
The Culloden Battlefield was the site of one of the last battles to take place on British soil. On April 16, 1746, Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army of 5,000 Jacobite Highlanders faced off against the Duke of Cumberland and 9,000 Hanoverian government troops. Though the Jacobites fought valiantly, they were ultimately defeated, resulting in the elimination of the Scottish clan system and the suppression of Highland culture. Today, the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre retells the events of that fateful day through interactive exhibits that put travelers in the thick of the action.

The Basics
The Culloden Battlefield is a must-see site for any history buff hoping to untangle the story of the British Isles. Visitors can purchase entrance tickets to find themselves on the frontlines of one of the most important battles in British history and explore the popular site at their own pace. The battlefield is also often a stop on guided day tours from Inverness and Invergordon, most of which include round-trip transportation and visits to other famous attractions, such as Loch Ness. Entry to Culloden is included in National Trust for Scotland Discover Tickets,  3- or 7-day sightseeing passes that grant visitors entry to a number of Scottish sights, including Culzean Castle, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, and the Preston Mill. Many travelers combine a visit here with a trip to the nearby Clava Cairns, a Bronze Age site located just 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) away.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • To ensure entry, it’s best to book tickets in advance.
  • The center and the battlefield are both wheelchair accessible.
  • Audio guides are available, so visitors can take a self-guided tour of the outdoor battle site.
  • It’s best to wear warm clothing to walk around the windswept moor where the battle took place.
 
How to Get There
Culloden is about five miles (eight kilometers) east of Inverness. Buses travel from Inverness’ city center to the site, though schedules change seasonally. If traveling without a car, the easiest way to get there is via organized day trip tour from Inverness, most of which include pickup and drop-off.
 
When to Get There
The battlefield is open daily, and most visitors go during summer, when mild weather makes for pleasant strolling around the open-air battlefield site. The visitor center is open daily from 10am to 4pm from January 3 to March 31; from 9am to 5:30pm in April, May, September, and October; from 9am to 6pm in June and July; from 9am to 7pm in August; and from 10am to 4pm from November 1 to December 23, with varying seasonal hours in late December. It’s best to visit in early morning to get in before the crowds.

Things to See at the Culloden Battlefield
Visitors can amble around the battlefield in Culloden Moor, where headstones memorialize fallen soldiers and the Memorial Cairn pays homage to those who died for the Jacobite cause. The battlefield is also the setting for Leanach Cottage, a thatched residence that’s one of the few remaining examples of a common building type in the area during the early 18th century.
Address: Culloden Moor, Inverness, Culloden IV2 5EU, Scotland
Hours: Battlefield open daily, visitor center hours vary
Admission: Adult GBP 11, Family GBP 26, Single Adult Family GBP 22
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Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield from Inverness

Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield from Inverness

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Immerse yourself in Scotland’s spectacular natural landscapes on a day tour of the Scottish Highlands from Inverness. In a small group limited to eight, visit Loch Ness, home to the legendary Loch Ness Monster at Chanonry Point. Plus, stop at the Clava Cairns (Stones of Clava), Culloden Battlefield, and Glen Ord Whisky Distillery.
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Clava Cairns -Culloden battlefield-loch ness

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Personalised bespoke tour of historic sites around Inverness Loch Ness, Urquhart castle, Beauly priory, distillery tasting , culloden battlefield and Clava cairns
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Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Glen Ord Distillery and more!

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Historic battlesites, a ruined castle, a 4,000 year old burial ground, beautiful countryside and whisky! This private customisable tour has it all! First is Culloden Battlefield, the site of the last pitched battle on mainland Britain in 1746. Wander the historic site towards the memorial cairn and see markers of where the doomed clans lined up to fight against the Government forces. Next is Clava Cairns said to be one of the sites that inspired the Outlander books. It’s a Bronze Age cemetery complex of passage graves, cairns, and standing stones. Passing Clava Viaduct we'll reach Cawdor Castle (Macbeth anyone?) to explore the castle and the beautiful grounds. After driving down Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle ruins, you can use the remaining ramparts to scour Loch Ness for monsters! Then its Beauly to a 13th century priory and to wander around this pretty Highland town. Finally, we’ll head north and its whisky time! We’ll visit a distillery to sample some of the water of life!
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This is the ultimate day tour from Invergordon to Loch Ness, taking in some of the most breathtaking, historic and culturally significant sights available anywhere in Scotland. Our local guide will meet you as you disembark from your cruise ship at the port of Invergordon and take you on your own personal Highland adventure. Visit some of the most historic and cultural sites in the Highlands starting with Beauly Priory, before moving onto the famous and romantic Urquhart Castle at Loch Ness. See the tranquil Ness Islands and St. Andrew’s Cathedral, before moving onto the historic Culloden Battlefield and the sacred site of Clava Cairns, home of the famous Outlander “cleft stone”. Finally, take in Cawdor Castle, it’s gardens and grounds, before returning to Inverness. Always a personal tour experience - guaranteed Tours with that personal touch. We only take small groups of 4, 6 and 8 on our tours, which means you always get the very best experience.
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Glen Affric, Culloden & Clava Cairns Small-Group Tour from Inverness

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On this tour, you take the single-track lanes through a Caledonian pine forest to one of the best walks in the region. But that’s not all, you also get a chance to learn about the last battle fought on British soil at Culloden and discover a Bronze Age tomb at Clava Cairns. Join this day-tour and explore one of Scotland’s most untouched landscapes.
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GHD Clan tour of OUTLANDER series

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GHD Clan Tour - 1746 and more

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Fabulous Inverness and Local Area Day Trip

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Outlander sites and Inverness

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Outlander 3-Day Tour

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Culloden Battlefield hours of operation?
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Culloden Battlefield hours of operation: Battlefield open daily, visitor center hours vary. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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