Culloden Battlefield

The Culloden Battlefield site is a half an hour drive from Dingwall and can be found  using SatNav IV2 5EU.  There are a few free parking spaces just before the main entrance.  Or for a charge of £2 you can park in the main carpark.  It is free to walk around the battlefield itself and you can also access the restaurant and toilets, but there is a charge of £11 per person to walk around the interactive centre (please check the latest charges on their site - http://www.nts.org.uk/Visit/Culloden). 

The battlefield is the site of the brutal battle that ended the Jacobite rising of 1746.  Around 1500 men were killed in less than an hour, over 1000 of them being Jacobites.  The deceased of the clans, as well as the French and Irish forces who supported the Jacobites, are buried in mass graves.  Headstones (one for each clan) and a memorial cairn were erected in 1881.  There is also a stone commemorating the English men that died.

Memorial cairn with Ben Wyvis in the background

Leanach Cottage - used as a field hospital for the Government army after the battle

The battlefield is a definite must see for all Outlander fans.  Outlander is a globally popular television series based on a novel by Diana Gabaldon.  Whilst the excitement to see the name "Fraser" on the battlefield is understandable, please remember that this is a burial site and respect as such is expected..