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Culloden was the scene of the last battle fought on the soil of the United Kingdom, 5miles South East of Inverness city.

The Jacobite up rising on the 16th of April 1745, under Prince Charles Edward Stuart, they were defeated by the Hanoverian army under the Duke of Cumberland, the battle only lasted forty minutes, the survivors were ruthlessly pursued by the Hanoverian's after the battle and 1,200 Highlanders were slain during this time of unrest. Fort George a working fort and is open to the public has a fine museum to explore on the history.

Culloden stands on a high wind-swept ridge between the Moray Firth and Nairn it now has a plantation of trees, which partly obstructs the view of' it. The present road, which was constructed in 1835, runs through the battlefield, In 1881 a memorial cairn was built by Arthur Forbes of Culloden, and headstones were erected to identify the graves of the various Jacobite clans and to mark the field of the Hanoverians.

The battlefield is now the property of the National Trust for Scotland. who have an information and presentation Centre a museum and an audio – visual exhibition. Opposite the Culloden battlefield on the south bank of the river Nairn are the Clava cairns they are a type of Bronze Age circular chamber tomb cairn, named after the group of 3 cairns at Balnuaran of Clava.


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