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“Wonderful historic barracks”

The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection)
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Ardersier
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Highlanders Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) is situated within the the stunning grounds of Fort George, Nr Inverness, overlooking the Moray Firth. In the summer months the local dolphin school can be seen from the ramparts. The Museum covers three floors of Fort George's former Lieutenant Governors' House. The museum has roughly 20,000 artifacts and an estimated 10,000 documents and photographs. The museum is the largest regimental museum in Scotland, outside Edinburgh.
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful historic barracks”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

A real step back in time with all the buildings complete as they were built in the 18th century. Visited an amazing event called " Celebration of the Centuries" and watched re enactors recreate everything from Romans to World War Two soldiers. We were treated to a very exciting fly past by a genuine WWII spitfire aircraft, followed by the soon to be replaced sea king helicopter.

Visited August 2013
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Herts
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“Interesting and huge!”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Great place to visit, very large and will involve a reasonable walk, but well worth a visits, reasonable entry fee, just remember its still an active military base, so some areas are off limits.

Visited August 2013
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Blair Atholl, United Kingdom
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“fort george event”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

took part in and witnessed the Historic Scotland history event---brilliant fun and well organised. Great to meet visitors from abroad enjoying their time in Scotland

Visited August 2013
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Menai Bridge, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“See marine mammals from the battlements”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

You would have to have to have a specific interest in the military to thoroughly enjoy the displays. But because of the way information is presented (headphones and buttons rather than a guided tour) you gan go as quickly as you want. We only came however because of it's location. At the narrowest point in the Moray Firth, it's possible to see seals and dolphins. We only saw a seal but some weeks later it was in the news that a pod of killer whales came right up to the shore next to it.

Visited September 2012
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“Stunning views”
Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

I have visited Fort George several times and have never been disappointed. The views are just to die for! Watching the dolphins leaping around in the water over at Channory Point fills in a good half hour. I could easily spend the whole day walking around there, the museum is filled with some very interesting things. The medals and pictures seem endless. It's a great place for kids as they can climb on the canons and watch the soldiers doing drills. The gift shop and cafe are a little on the pricy side- places like this always are! As this is a working barracks there is always plenty going on. If you want a good day out, Fort George is definitely worth a visit!

Visited August 2013
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