Culloden Moor Battlefield Visitor Centre

A great visitor’s centre with lots of information to read based on both sides of the battle. We’ve not been somewhere before where history is shown from both perspectives and we found it really interesting. Not far from Inverness this was the scene of the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745. Charles Edward Stuart led the Jacobite forces against the loyalist troops commanded by the Duke of Cumberland. The Hanoverian victory at Calloden stopped the Jacobite’s from overthrowing the House of Hanover to restore the House of Stuart to the British throne.
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Charles Stuart’s Jacobite army mainly consisted of Scottish Highlanders, some Lowland Scots, and we’re supported by the French.

Between 1,500 and 2,000 Jacobites were killed or wounded in the short battle with many less deaths and casualties on the the Duke of Cumberland’s side.

I recommend a visit if you’re in the area. Museum and historical facts inside with the battlefield outside. The battlefield can be accessed without going into the visitor centre. When the car park is closed there are parking spaces outside of the barrier and walk up to the right of the Visitor centre.
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Nice cafe, toilet facilities and a shop with many Scottish and Culloden goodies to buy. The hot chocolate was good.
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For more information go to
http://www.nts.org.uk/culloden/home/http://www.nts.org.uk/culloden/home/

Top picture borrowed from the NTS website.

All my own thoughts as usual.

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