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Visitor Centre and Battlefield. On 16 April 1746 this bleak moor saw the end of the Jacobite Rising of 1745 when Prince Charles Edward Stuart's army was defeated by a government army under the Duke of Cumberland, the younger son of King George II. His treatment of the injured and prisoners earned him the sobriquet "Butcher Cumberland". The prince himself, after months in hiding as a fugitive escaped to France and lifelong exile.
The visitor centre has an audio-visual presentation on the battle, the last on British soil, together with an interesting exhibition about those involved and their ideals and placing the battle in its historical context. The Old Leanach Cottage recreates an interior at the time of the battle. Stones and monuments mark the graves of the clans and other clan memorials while footpaths demarcate the front lines of the opposing armies.