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Fort George

11 miles off the A96, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7TD, Scotland
+44 1667 460232
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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 artillery fortification in Britain, if not Europe. Its garrison buildings, artillery defences bristling with cannon, and superb collection of arms - including bayoneted muskets, pikes, swords and ammunition pouches - provide a fascinating insight into 18th century military life.
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11 miles off the A96, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7TD, Scotland
+44 1667 460232
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Reviewed yesterday

great views loved the short films shown in some of the buildings. some restricted area's for scooters or wheel chairs. still an active site so some area's are restricted there is a small café space is tight and the menu is limited and a little...More

Thank Colin W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fort George is a very impressive structure. Multiple layers of fortification and may buildings within the walls of interest. We came on a wet day and spent over three hours walking about with the complimentary audio tour (included in entry) with a 20 minute stop...More

Thank 1victor
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yes, undoubtedly a fort constructed in an ideal position on the Moray Firth to stop the Jacobites being supplied by the French. Superb structure overlooking the Firth with gun emplacement in strategic positions.... great gift shop and museum!

Thank Jim Nicholson P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to Fort George located just north of Inverness. Loads to explore and nice long walk round the walls. Don't forget to visit The Highlanders Museum which is excluded in the entrance fee ... Recommend!!

Thank Adam_Caroline
Reviewed 1 week ago

The northernmost of the key forts in Scotland, it has never fired a round in war, and remains an active military base. Use your Scottish pass (otherwise, it’s 9L per head), and the audio tour is included. Do the audio tour. There is lots of...More

Thank J P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on the off chance of something different whilst on my visit to Inverness and was so happy I chose see Fort George. It is not difficult to find and parking is plentiful. Entrance fee is very reasonable with concessions available. The Fort is...More

Thank KPR1955
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit make sure you have plenty of time as there's lots to see. Take a break on the ramparts a lookout for the bottle nose dolphins.

Thank Angie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like history related to military warfare or architecture of the 1300 - 1600s, then this a good place to visit. It is very interesting to see how the fort was built and the though that went into it. Worth a visit if you...More

Thank PaulsTripReviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time here , more historic for me as searching for relatives past, everyone very friendly and helpful, you must visit the museum, stepped in history

Thank Iain F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very well maintained part of Scottish history. Right on Moray Firth. Very short drive from Inverness.

Thank Richard L
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Marion H
July 2, 2017|
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Response from ByHistoricScotland | Property representative |
Hi there, Fort George is large and mostly open so yes you can use a mobility scooter for the majority of your visit. We do also have mobility scooters on site is requested. If you have any questions you can also ask the... More
March 25, 2017|
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Response from Joe H | Reviewed this property |
There is no bus service directly to the Fort apparently. You would have to walk from Ardersier (the nearest village) and I would guess that would be 30 minutes each way. On a nice day it would be fine if you have an... More
October 17, 2016|
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Response from Fred_Johnstone | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. It is an active army post. Dogs would love it, I'm sure.