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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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Reviewed 4 July 2017

This fort is still a working fort, and it is a large piece of real estate. As with so many other places we visited in Scotland, history comes alive when you see it and not merely read about it.

Thank Nutmeg2003
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Regiment was in house so that made our visit more exciting, barracks rooms, the Chapel was very moving if you read the info, great views of the ' Firth' but we saw no dolphins. you have to see this to believe what was built as...More

Thank CelticConnexionsTour
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Fort George was built after the 1745 Rising to ensure no further rebellions by the Jacobites, but by the time the fort was completed, the Highland Clearances were well under way and there was virtually no chance of further armed resistance to the government. However,...More

Thank mrburmester
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

My partner is based here so he took me to show me what it's like. I was very surprised at how nice it is. You can get a headset that tells you all the history. Mine did not work properly but I wasn't really fussed....More

Thank kaylz101
Reviewed 1 July 2017

A fort that is still being used by the Scottish military only adds to the feelings that a person feels while visiting this historic site. Amazing story boards, movies and information presented. Loved the 3 story military museum inside and the helpful staff.

Thank lorrainehug
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I was intrigued by the fort from the distance and researched its history. It was built in 1745 to battle the Jacobites and has been operational ever since. There is a tour and when we return to Inverness, we will take it.

Thank jer b
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit with awesome views & dolphin spotting !!! However there are LOTS of sheer drops so if your visiting with adventurous little ones reins are a must !!!

Thank stacy8787
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We were doing a road trip all around Scotland and placed Fort George on the agenda. After all it was in the Inverness area. We are so glad we went. It is the best Fort we have seen in the U.K. ! We were able...More

1  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We used our Explorers Pass to get in for free. That pass is well worth it of you plan to hit 3 or more sites on the Historic Scotland list. Fort George was very I testing with some stunning views. It was also interesting seeing...More

1  Thank DKPuck
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Went to this establishment on a windy rainy day so didnt get the most from it so will return but what we did see was very interesting and an eye opener

1  Thank Patricia W
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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