Culloden is an evocative place. The site of the last battle on British soil, and the last stand of an ancient royal dynasty whose lineage dates to the Dark Age Kingdom of Dalriada, a visit to Culloden battlefield is a must for keen historians.
On 16 April 1746 the last full-scale battle to be fought on British soil took less than an hour to reach its bloody conclusion on what is now known as Culloden Moor. The battle between the Government and the Jacobite rebellion under Bonnie Prince Charlie was a turning point in British history, and the place where the Highland clan culture of Scotland effectively came to an end. The Battle of Culloden in 1746 meant, quite simply, the end of an era for Scotland.
With over 1,200 dead in just one hour Culloden was a short but bloody battle. Follow characters who were actually involved in the battle around the interactive exhibition, experience the true horror of the battle in an immersive film, take a battlefield tour and watch the daily Living History presentations that bring the battle to life.