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“Lots to learn and see,”
Review of Fort George

Fort George
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USD 42.21*
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Ardersier
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 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 this, the amazing Highlanders Museum in the Fort gives a awesome spectrum with original exhibits, well documented illustrated facts, history and personal insights of the Highlanders. Personally I had to admit, having some voids in understanding the history of Scotland. After the visit I had a profound new picture about the latter. Besides being still and active military base and being able roam the structure, there is also the Dolphin spotting point, offering a great vista. Special place in history, special place today.

1  Thank Peter H
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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 most welcome and a relief from the gale force winds. Cheap but excellent coffee too. A great day out, but maybe next time we'll do it in summer!

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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
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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 definitely keep an eye on younger children.

Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Fort George is full of history. Expect to spend a half day at least walking the grounds and through the buildings which is still an active military site. The views of the surrounding area are amazing. We didn't see any sea-life but were assured that on a lucky day you can see dolphins.

Thank rosimaximus
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