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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 yesterday

We dropped by on a nice day in November. Although there was no rain, it was windy and cold so couldn't stay outside for too long, even though the views were well worth it. We therefore visited the museum and the armory where you can...More

Thank Vlad S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On a very breezy and cold morning we were extremely warmly welcomed into the Javelin Guardroom at the entrance to Fort George. The friendly and very knowledgeable staff advised us where best to visit to enhance our visit and as we walked around the site...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited after our tour of Culloden and great to be inside a working barracks though still engulfed with a fantastic history

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here as we are in the area for a few days. Once inside you then realise the impressive scale of this place, it’s massive! The views are lovely. There’s a museum detailing the history of the Scottish Army, there is so much to see...More

Thank Robin W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fort George was so interesting. It presented us with living history. Some of the Highlanders were still in barracks and going about their daily routine as we walked around. The Highlander Museum was quite overwhelming because it presented the long history of these Scottish soldiers...More

Thank Pamela R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying in Starthpeffer, when I decided to visit here, with a gentleman who was staying in my hotel. We picked a really bright but exceedingly cold day to visit. The wind was blowing a gale from the coast, but as we were both...More

Thank Donald M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

interesting day, good to see round the barracks where our military currently stay and see the history of it too.

Thank tokyScotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is also still a working barracks which makes it more interesting to wander around, the museum is great and the staff always on hand to answer questions. A walk around the very impressive fortification walls is a must and provide beautiful views aside from...More

Thank Jason C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although cold and windy, the views were second to none. I took my gran here (no teenagers) and she loved it. She loved delving into the history of the Fort. The walk around was not too much for her older legs and we wrapped up...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic Scotland does a great job giving you the whole picture of a site and this is no exception. Everything from the living quarters to the fighting strategies and political situation is covered. Worth calling ahead if the weather is foul; the military closed it...More

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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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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
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Stanza1113
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
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