Culloden: The Battle That Shaped Great Britain

5 days

From £1,895


The 275th anniversary of the last Jacobite Rebellion

The Battle of Culloden on 16th April 1746 shaped the future of Great Britain, with the post Culloden ‘pacification’ of the Highlands, the clan system eviscerated, disarming, the banning of highland dress, and far-reaching shifts in land ownership resulting in the Clearances. In this tour, we’ll explore the short period from Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s hopeful arrival in the Highlands in August 1745, until the crushing of Jacobite hopes at Culloden eight months later. It could be argued that this ultimately freed Scotland, laying open the way for the Enlightenment, economic improvement and population growth. That said, here ended all hope of the Catholic Stuarts reclaiming the throne, while cementing George II’s Hanoverian rule and the development of the British Empire. The dream of a Scotland, sovereign and free, died and was trampled into the heather of the Culloden battlefield, along with the 2000 dead clansmen who had worn the white cockade of the Jacobite cause.

Tour highlights:

  • Experience Bonnie Prince Charlie’s glittering Court at the Palace of Holyroodhouse when he was embraced by Edinburgh society
  • Visit the poignant clan monuments on the battlefield, learning how the results of recent archaeological work are changing our understanding
  • See the strategy of post-Culloden pacification embodied in stone at the mighty Fort George, constructed close to the battlefield, which banged the nails in the coffin of Jacobitism

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  • Pay a low deposit of £99, was £500.

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Meet your Experts

Peter Yeoman

Guide Lecturer

Peter Yeoman has worked as an archaeologist throughout the UK for more than 40 years, directing and publishing major excavations, while also writing a number of books. He studied Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Leicester.

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
13 April 2021 ACUL210413 13 April 2021 (Tuesday) 17 April 2021 (Saturday) Peter Yeoman £1,895
(ex. flights)
£490 Book Now
6 July 2021 ACUL210706 6 July 2021 (Tuesday) 10 July 2021 (Saturday) Peter Yeoman £1,895
(ex. flights)
£490 Call for availability
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