If there’s one thing Scotland’s history isn’t short on, its ancient battlefields and bloodshed. From the beheading of Mary Queen of Scots to the Campbell massacre, it’s certainly a colourful heritage. Inverness is home to the final location of the last battle to be fought on British soil – the Culloden Battlefield. For watchers of the TV series Outlander, the name will be familiar. And for those who are looking to relive Jamie and Claire’s journeys through the Highlands, Culloden Battlefield is an absolute must to visit.
Revolutionary for the Highlands and Islands, the battle of Culloden marked a significant change in the way of Scottish life. To mark the history of the site itself, a renovated visitor and exhibition centre was built to share the tales of Culloden in an innovative and interactive way.
Suitable for all ages, the centre brings a contemporary twist to a historic story. The centre tells the story of Culloden through genuine characters who witnessed the events and fought in the battle itself. Utilizing historical and archaeological evidence, the exhibition captures the course of events through fresh eyes.
Exciting features of the centre, include a four minute theatrical film and rooftop viewing to allow access to different vantage point of the battle ground, not to mention displays of authentic weapons, artefacts and multi-language audio tours. Also included are local folk songs translated from Scottish Gaelic.