The course of British, European and world history was changed at Culloden on 16th April 1746. It was here that the Jacobite army fought to reclaim the throne of Britain from the Hanoverians for a Stuart king. The British army was equally determined to stop this happening. The ferocious European war had come to Scotland, dividing families and setting clan against clan. Now, over 260 years on, Culloden is still a site that connects us intimately with our past. Recent archaeological and historical research has given the National Trust for Scotland a much better understanding of the field of battle, and it was discovered that the previous centre had been sited on the third government line. With the Trust’s resolve to return the battlefield as closely as possible to how it was on that fateful day in 1746, the centre was moved. The exciting new Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre and exhibition opened in December 2007, and allows the whole Culloden story to be told in an innovative and interactive way, which appeals to all the family.
The National Trust for Scotland, Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre
Culloden Moor, Inverness, Highland IV2 5EU Scotland
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