The Culloden Experience Virtual Tour

In this most insightful and in-depth virtual tour, by two tour guides who live in Culloden itself (between the Battlefield and Culloden House), we take you on a two and a half hour fascinating journey of remarkable insight into many aspects of Culloden that you would most likely miss if you visited or went on a traditional tour. As such, this virtual tour is very complementary to our minibus tours of Culloden.

In this tour we take you into Culloden House and share the history that is ‘hidden in plain sight’. We explore how Culloden House was before, during and after the battle. We share precious, rare artefacts that we own that came from Culloden House and we tell stories of Duncan Forbes, the Laird of Culloden, Simon ‘The Fox’ Fraser (Jamies’ grandfather in Outlander) and of course Bonnie Prince Charlie.

We then visit Culloden Battlefield, then Culloden Woods, and share with you the tragic events that unfolded on that fateful day – the end of the Jacobite Rebellion and in many ways, the start of the end of the Highland and clan-based way of life.

This live tour next takes place on Saturday 12th February 2022, both at 4.00pm UK/SCOTTISH time.

We now also have a recorded 2.25 hour version of this tour which is available on a 24 hour rental on our video-on-demand (VoD) channel.

The Culloden Experience Virtual Tour

This Virtual Tour begins in the days before the Battle of Culloden and ends days after it, as we take you to several historic locations around Culloden itself, which extended beyond the Battlefield, but which all weaved into the history of that day. The locations that we visit include:

  • Culloden House
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • A Church close by with an incredible Clan Chief story to tell
  • Culloden Woods and the Prisoner’s Stone, where Jacobites were executed… and more…

The live version of this tour itself lasts just over 2.5 hours and is followed by questions and open chat, so please allow up to 3 hours.

We now have a recorded two & a quarter hour version of this tour which is available to rent here on our video-on-demand (VoD) channel; please note the the rental is available for 24 hours from time of purchase. So you can watch it at a time that suits you, you can pause, rewind and repeat it, but please do not buy until you are ready to watch.

Discover the events that unfolded at these places, ‘meet’ the people involved, and learn how their stories weaved together to create the remarkable history that changed Scotland forever…


Culloden House

Culloden House

Join us for a video tour around the inside of Culloden House and discover the history ‘hidden in plain sight’.

This historic property featured in Dragonfly in Amber (Book 2 of the Outlander Series) in the days prior to the Battle of Culloden (it is a book location, not the filming location).

We have an original first edition Purchasers’ Catalogue of the Valuable Contents of Culloden House from 1745 – 1897, dated July 1897. We’re going to be sharing the contents of the book with you on the Virtual Tour, as they offer a fascinating insight and many incredible photographs of the interior of Culloden House in 1897.

You’ll see the many pages of items found on the battlefield in the aftermath of the battle, all listed in this catalogue, which were also auctioned in 1897. Plus items used by Charles Edward Stuart when he stayed there in the days prior to the Battle of Culloden.

Through the many photos in the catalogue, you’ll be able to compare Culloden House in 2020 to how it looked back in 1897.

Culloden House 1897 catalogue

Read letters written between Duncan Forbes, the owner of Culloden House, to Simon ‘The Fox’ Fraser, Lord Lovat in the months prior to the Battle of Culloden.

See the original vaults in Culloden House, where Jacobite soldiers were held after the Battle of Culloden before being executed.


The Battle of Culloden

Culloden Battlefield

Walk around the Battlefield, as we recount how the battle unfolded on that fateful day in 1746. ‘Meet’ some of the Clan Chiefs of the ’45 at the Memorial to their Clan on the Battlefield.

Hear the stories of a couple of prominent Clan Chiefs, their men and what happened to them during, and after, the battle.

Learn about the real families who lived near the battlefield in the aftermath of Culloden, including the family who lived in Leanach Cottage, which still stands on the battlefield today.

Culloden Battlefield Memorial Cairn


Culloden Woods

Culloden woods

Come with us into the heart of Culloden Woods to visit the Prisoner’s stone, where 17 of the Jacobites who’d been held in the vaults at Culloden House in the days after the battle were executed. One escaped, which is how their story came to be told…

Learn about a mysterious circle of trees on a hill, between Culloden House and the Battlefield, which appears on many historic maps and was here at the time of the Battle of Culloden.


Historic Maps

Explore the historic maps we’ve purchased which hold an incredible amount of detail on how the wider area of Culloden looked in 1746. Many maps documented how the battle was laid out and unfolded. Compare how Culloden looked back then, to how it looks now.

Through videos and photographs accompanied with live presentation, both Andy and Di Nicholson will be delivering this Virtual Tour, giving you a much greater insight and understanding of the wider area of Culloden and how the whole story weaves together…

So come and join us for an immersion into the lives of the people and incredible events which unfolded right here in Culloden. We live between Culloden House and Culloden Battlefield – Di has lived here since 1990 when our home was first built – and there is little doubt that Jacobites would have walked across our land both before and after the battle.

The tour is complemented by Andy’s stunning photography and some fantastic drone footage.

You can learn more on our About Us page.

The tour itself lasts just over 2.5 hours and is followed with questions and open chat, so please allow 3 hours.

  • For example, the USA can be 3 to 8 hours behind UK time, so the tour will start somewhere between 8am and 1pm local time in the USA.
  • Where as, Australia is between 8 and 10 hours ahead of UK time, so the tour will start somewhere between Midnight and 2am local time.

You can use the following link to view a Time Zone Map of the world, to get an idea of how your local time zone different from the UK.

The tour itself lasts 1.45 hours (105 minutes) and is followed with questions and open discussion with both Andy and Di, so please allow up to 2 hours. 15 minutes It is held in a private Zoom meeting which is hosted live.

The price of ‘Virtual Tour of 1740’s Scotland’ is £17.50 GBP (British Pounds Sterling).

The payment is made in £ GBP but your card will convert this into your local currency based on the exchange rate at the time you buy.

£17.50 GBP is approximately $24 USD, $30 CAD, $33 AUD, $34 NZD or €20

Please note this Virtual Tour was created specifically for those who are unable to visit Scotland this year, so booking is only open to those based outside of the United Kingdom, as places are limited.

Full instructions and assistance are provided Here: FAQs, Guidance and Terms & Conditions for our scheduled live Virtual Tours on Zoom. You will require ALL OF THIS INFORMATION to attend this tour, including: confirming your time zone difference, how access to Zoom works, how and when you’ll receive your link to access the tour and the essential part you’ll play in actually being there. Admission to the Virtual Tour will close once the tour officially begins, and tickets are non-refundable or transferable, so please don’t skip reading our guidelines as you may miss the tour if you do.

In summary:

BOOK USING THE CALENDAR BELOW. Click on the date that you want (green square, if it is red it is sold out). Then click on the time you want. Then choose the number of places. Then click BOOK NOW and enter your name, e-mail address, the country you live in and your payment details.

Payments are taken securely via Stripe, our secure payment gateway. You can choose to save your payment details which speed up any future purchases, however, we don’t get to see your credit card details. They are stored securely and hidden from being able to be seen.

You can pay by card using a Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Unfortunately, you cannot use other cards such as JCB, Discover or Diners Club for international purchases.

This live virtual tour is delivered via a private Zoom meeting. You do not need a Zoom account, but it is best to set one up and to use the Zoom app on your computer or smart device (phone or tablet).

For the best results use a large screen, so a computer or cast to a smart TV. It is also best to use a wired connection unless you are sure your wifi is sufficient to stream high-quality video.

This tour takes place at 4pm (16:00) UK/Scottish Time (the UK is all one time zone, also known as GMT or Greenwich Mean Time).

Note: You may see the time shown as UTC (aka Coordinated Universal Time) e.g. on Facebook events; this is a standard worldwide time. UK time is the same as UTC in the winter but is UTC+1 in summertime (when the clocks have been put forward one hour). To be sure what time this event starts in your local time zone you are best to use the link below in the next section.

This live tour next takes place on Saturday 12th February 2022, both at 4.00pm UK/SCOTTISH time.

Please use the following link and add your local time zone or add the nearest major city to you that is in the same time zone to find your local time that this tour starts: Time Zone Converter – Time Difference Calculator

If the timing of the live tour doesn’t suit you – we now have a recorded two and a quarter hour version of this tour which is available to rent here on our video-on-demand (VoD) channel; please note that the rental is available for 24 hours from the time of purchase. So you can watch it at a time that suits you, you can pause, rewind and repeat it, but please do not buy until you are ready to watch.

Book your ticket(s) here:

Select the date that the live tour is running (shown in green on the calendar below) by clicking on the date. Then click on the time. Select the number of tickets you require then click on Book Now.

Check your order details (e.g. tour and date/time are correct), then enter your details and payment card details. See the Booking Instructions tab above for more help.

 

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