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Fort George

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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...more
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11 miles off the A96, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7TD, Scotland
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All reviews audio guide moray firth historic scotland dolphins swimming military history living history military base interesting place to visit worth a visit lots of history spot dolphins chanonry point jacobite rebellion own pace views are amazing few hours entrance fee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love seeing 'history' in action, you won't want to miss seeing Fort George, near Inverness. Well worth a visit. The presentation put on by the men working there truly made you feel like you were part of that history of how the English...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Leanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Fort George in September 2017. I know that it is some time ago but it was well worth the visit. As both my wife & I are English Heritage Members we got free entry due to reciprocal arrangements. Although the weather was a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lancastrian1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have come here a number of times over the years with kids growing up too. Even lovely place to sit in peace looking out over Firth. History here is awesome. This why you you have to visit quite a few times to take all in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 953ger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant time with friends at Fort George. we spent hours enjoying the place. really enjoyed the dressing up part even as an adult. The museum was excellent. You really need to spend the whole day there! So much history to explore. The day was amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Important Place, historic. There you can see few ruins caused by a hurricane, and believe it or not, it will result in beautiful pictures! There is also a historic register of a former government, that you can have better explained when visiting it!! From the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went to fort goerge and I liked it there, it was near the sea, there was some fascinating facts about all the soldiers and redcoats! There’s also free audio guides to and I find that really useful!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

Fort George is 13 miles from Inverness and quite close to the airport. Public transport stops at Ardersier village, two miles from the fort. There is a large car park just outside the fort which is still a functioning military barracks. Adult admission was £9...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Great piece of Scottish history, quite a lot to see and some great views. We visited in November so didn’t spot any Dolphins. The audio guides were very good, you could of easily missed some of the info given. The Highlanders’ Museum is excellent and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidhD7865QC
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Very informative, audio guide is a must to get the most out of your visit, these are included in the entrance fee. Plan at least 2 hours to see everything. Visit on a nicer day as most things are outside. It is still military base,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emma T
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Spent about four hours enjoying a very interesting look around this fascinating location. There was a gentleman dressed in the uniform of a First World War Scottish soldier. He was lovely and explained what all the bits and pieces were used for. It was extremely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Isobel C
17 September 2018|
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Response from edwarda603 | Reviewed this property |
Mobility scooters are available gratis from Historical Environmennt Scotland. Enquirer at the entrance.
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cbx66
7 July 2018|
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Response from BeerIncome | Reviewed this property |
As with other answers, Yes I think dogs can go into Fort George but not into buildings, this would include the cafe. Check with the visitor centre they are very helpful.
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cbx66
7 July 2018|
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Response from LeeBradbury | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. Yes they are but must be kept on a lead & they’re not allowed into the buildings.
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