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Fort George: Tours & Tickets

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Fort George is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain. Following the 1746 defeat at Culloden of Bonnie Prince Charlie, George II created the ultimate defence against further Jacobite unrest. The result, Fort George, is the mightiest...more
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11 miles off the A96, Inverness IV2 7TD, Scotland
+44 1667 460232
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All reviews audio guide moray firth military base historic scotland highlanders museum working barracks living history dolphins swimming british army military history scottish regiments interesting place to visit worth a visit lots of history jacobite rebellion few hours chanonry point
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I took my friends young boys to Fort George as both are really interested in military. They really enjoyed walking around seeing the uniforms through the age and all the weapons. We were lucky enough to visit on a day where there were re-enactments. Great...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent four hours exploring the Fort and museum. Walking the fortifications, beautiful scenery all around, ancient and replica cannon placed around the Fort for protection. The Chapel is very good to enter and get the spiritual feeling of the Fort. The museum has floor upon...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cant recommend this place enough, an amazing fortress with a fantastic museum, the condition is testament to the engineers who built it way back in the 1700's

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Terry H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing, having been an active military fort for so long in history. While we were there, the Black Watch was preparing to go on training ops. So, much history there and the museum is a must see. Mountain Tours was supposed to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank fringewalker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built with the intention of suppressing the Scots, history moved on and it was never used in anger. Stunning views. Take the guided tour for the best experience. When we visited there was no catering so take a picnic, and flask. This is an exposed...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ganda3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning 360 views from the ramparts, a chance to see dolphins, living history, share a lovely cafe with the army crew, free audio tour, and its so large you can fill half a day easily, whats not to like? I visited on a cold but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank diz023
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have seen this on TV a few times so thought we would have a look. Entry was free for us as we are members of English Heritage and we didn’t get the audio tour. It’s amazing that you can just wander about as it’s an...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Batscot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of five forts built to keep the scots in line by the british...It is a huge structure built to induce fear...

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gwen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great change from heavy "touring" - had a great stroll around this active base. Beautiful views and nice people. Mostly handicap accessible except for the museum.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Vic_Polly011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting place to visit especially if it’s a nice day because you can walk all around the walls, there is two cafes one is soup toasted sandwiches and cakes and the other one you can get hot meals. There are toilets...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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June 18, 2019|
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Response from the t | Reviewed this property |
I actually live just 5 Mike's away so on a sunny day I walk the ramparts about an hour to complete but on average looking at everything allow 2 hours
Isobel C
September 17, 2018|
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Response from Olwen S | Reviewed this property |
I had my own wheelchair which my husband pushed round. However when we went to the ticket office I was offered an electric scooter. I did not take this up but I saw other people using them. It might pay to get there early as... More
July 7, 2018|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
As with other answers, Yes I think dogs can go into Fort George but not into buildings, this would include the cafe. Check with the visitor centre they are very helpful.