On the sleet-filled morning of April 16th 1746, one of the most infamous days in Scottish history, the exhausted Jacobite forces of Chales Stuart known as “ Bonnie Prince Charlie” were defeated by a superior Hanoverian army. By the days end, more than 1,200 Jacobites and around 350 government soldiers were dead and the dream of a nations Bonnie Prince was over.
Culloden was the last hand- hand battle fought on British soil. Part of a wider European religious and political conflict , the short bloody fight changed the course of history.
Today a visitors centre is located near the site of the battle. The exciting visitors centre and exhibition opened in December 2007 and allows the Culloden story to be told in an innovative and interactive way which appeals to all the family.