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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 6 days ago

We visited the Fort in December 2017 just after a series of Winter snow storms. Unfortunately the Fort was restricted access due to the weather but it is still a wow! The size of the place is incredible and to this this was built in...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Fort George a number of times and always enjoy our visits. There is plenty car parking space which is free. You can get an audio guide to walk round with which is very informative. We enjoyed the chapel and the museum and...More

Thank Tracey77_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our short visit coincided with the worst weather of 7 weeks away. However the cafe warmed our cold and wet bodies. Some of the attractions could have been better signposted. However once inside, the time spent gettin to each one was well worthwhile. The Chapel...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out to find out about my great grandfather, so not only is there a cracking museum but a tour of a magnificent original military fort

Thank Alexander T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across a heritage day when the quad was full of bands and medieval and military displays. Even for someone not into Forts the water views are stunning and the whole place photographic. Historians will love it,shop, museums, chapel, extensive grounds and car park...More

Thank Geraldine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first visited in February 2017 and joined Historic Scotland for a year making a substantial saving on all the purchases I made in the shop. I found the building more interesting than I had expected and returned later in the year for a festival...More

Thank MorayTraveljunkie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your in the neighbourhood, its more then worth to visit! Parking out front. The Fort is amazing, when you walk over the bridge and wonder about all the brave Men that walked over it and the History that has passed. To actually fully realize...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We arrived on an extremely windy and cold afternoon, but it was well worth it to see a great piece of history. The museums were fascinating and you get to walk nearly everywhere, even along the top walls where the cannons stand guard. Cafe was...More

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Just time to visit the gift shopw area, but gathered in the vastness and complexity of this military base.

Thank Louis M
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

A very interesting experience, wondering around the site crossing paths with active service personnel. Due to its position the walk around the edge gives great views of the Moray Firth. There are some very steep drop offs but there are plenty of warning signs, but...More

Thank Andrew L
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30 July 2017|
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are in most places enjoy your day
Marion H
2 July 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
26 March 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