Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield is the site of the historic Battle of Culloden. It was the last of battle of the Jacobite rising of 1745, a rebellion attempt to overthrow the Hanovarians and restore of the House of Stuart to the British throne. Today, you can visit the moor and learn about the tragic battle that changed history at the visitor centre.

Culloden is 5 miles east of Inverness, off the A9/B9006. The attraction is signposted from there. Find opening times and ticket prices on the National Trust for Scotland website.


Culloden History

Last of battle of the Jacobite rising of 1745

The Battle of Culloden

The battle took place on 16th April 1746, when the Jacobite Army, supporting Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) fought the British army, led by the Duke of Cumberland, son of the reigning Hanovarian king, George II.

It was a short, but exceptionally bloody battle, in which the Jacobite army was swiftly defeated. In less than an hour, around 1,300 men died. Most of them were Jacobites. Today, you can visit the moor and learn about the tragic battle that changed history at the visitor centre.

The Culloden Experience

Stand on the battlefield where this historic event took place. At the Culloden visitor centre, beside the battlefield, discover the emotions of battle at the 360-degree battle immersion theatre. Hear both sides of the story and see historic artefacts at the museum. And visit Leanach Cottage, a small thatched building which was used during the battle and is the only surviving example of its kind. There is also a gift shop and café in the visitor centre.


Outlander Location

Fraser clan and the Battle of Culloden

Culloden Battlefield and Outlander

Fans of Outlander will be familiar with the Battle of Culloden, which features in the popular time travel series of books and TV shows. In the series, main character Jamie Fraser fights in the battle on the side of the Jacobites. Although the story is fictional, it picks up on many true historic events. The Fraser clan really did fight at the battle and the Fraser Stone is one of a number of clan markers on the battlefield. And so Culloden has become a popular part of many Outlander tours and experiences.

See Outlander videos below...



Culloden Moor, Inverness IV2 5EU


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