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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 1 week ago via mobile

Great attraction lots to see and good views over to Chanonrie point and the Black Isle. Cafe staff a bit abrupt.

Thank george620724
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place many times and every time was impressed. It's a great part of the Highland history and nice place to walk around. There is a chance to see the bottlenose dolphins! Once a year on September there is a venue for the...More

Thank Marina_Scotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting visit with regular soldiers evident within the fort yet lots of history within. The dining room was spectacular and the chapel was beautiful. Walking he walls gives fantastic views across the Moray to the Black Isle

Thank Pamt0507
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolutely huge fortress in a very attractive coastal location. Cafe had stopped doing hot food so are in what was originally thee NAAFI - self service but reasonable food at a reasonable price.

Thank Tony K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a huge fort completed after the 1745 Jacobite uprising. The fortifications are formidable. Around the fort there are various workshops and museums telling the story of the many scottish regiments who have been based there. I enjoyed walking the 1.5km around the battlements....More

1  Thank jam551
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Fort is definitely worth a look round, and I am not usually that interested in all things military. Built in the 17th century It is still a working fort, although it feels like you are walking round a village. There is plenty to see,...More

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for 2hrs and didn't get to visit all of the sights so best to leave a good afternoon to go around everything. It was good that we could take the dog (though not inside) but bear in mind that this is an...More

Thank disappointedBandG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort George has a lovely relaxing atmostphere where you can wander at your own place. Lots of things to see and a cafe. Quite a lot of walking although mobility scooters can be borrowed from the gift shop/ ticket office.

Thank ann c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here because the weather was not too good, to be honest. Are we glad we did - it's a huge fort, preserved largely as it was when built 250 years ago. Very good interpretive displays and excellent audio commentary. Lovely views too from...More

1  Thank Colin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the Tatoo! Were able to wander around and take in the magnificence of this working Fort. A lot of history is available within this Fort. There were displays on the field. I was able to sit in a Spitfire. It was awkward...More

1  Thank JillV28
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29 July 2017|
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are in most places enjoy your day
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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
25 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