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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
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"audio guide"
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"historic scotland"
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"living history"
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"dolphins swimming"
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"military history"
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"military base"
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"chanonry point"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came as a family of 4 and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Our favourite parts were looking around the beautiful chapel, and looking out to sea on the upper level, spotting dolphins. Very nice views all around and definitely would spend more time there...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After Culloden the English had to have some forts to keep control over the Highlands. This was one. It is now run by Scottish Heritage but a working military compound as well. Visitors are welcome during opening times and they are rewarded with a huge...More

Thank Kai K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited Fort George in a recent trip to Inverness and really enjoyed the visit. As a history buff I found the history of Fort George interesting as well as the small museum to the Scottish military. As a working military base (home of the...More

Thank Walter92806
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Was not expecting this!!!. It was fantastic. After arriving at fort George we stopped for lunch in the cafe and the lentil soup was to die for. Saw 4 dolphins playing together. Had plenty of places to see but the highlight for us was this...More

Thank K9863DEheleng
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is quite an impressive fortress! Still an active military post (not sure why in this day), it is full of history and impressive construction. I can see why it was never tested - built for a land assault, and then later modified in case...More

Thank maxpaste
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Reviewed 6 days ago

it was great walk on sunny day, even the wind was terrible but the history of the building and the location was amazing

Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had been planning a visit to the Fort anyway, but to have it coincide with the King and Clansmen event made it extra special, plus getting 20% off entrance with our receipt from visiting Urquhart Castle was a bonus. The fort is enormous -...More

Thank VeeKay73
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is still an active military post, so expect to see personnel around, but this is a surprisingly casual and relaxed experience - it's refreshing to see soldiers enjoying the morning tea with the tourists. I am not into military history, so I skipped the...More

Thank Debbi W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great day here, lots of history in Fort George and if you combine it with a visit to Culloden you get a greater understanding of life for the Jacobites and the highlanders. Grab the audio guide as it has loads of interesting nuggets...More

Thank Kevin1805
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn’t stay long. It was VERY windy on our visit, so it was difficult trying to look around the top of the battlement walls as it made our eyes water. For us, our teenage girls got bored very quickly and wanted to leave ........More

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57matt950
8 July 2018|
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Response from BeerIncome | 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.
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57matt950
8 July 2018|
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Response from LeeBradbury | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. Yes they are but must be kept on a lead & they’re not allowed into the buildings.
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Tracy A
24 May 2018|
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Response from Kaz D | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, you can book a taxi to and from Fort George. All the local hotels - pubs are so helpful;
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