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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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"moray firth"
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"audio guide"
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"historic scotland"
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"living history"
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"dolphins swimming"
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"military history"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"military base"
in 42 reviews
"dolphin spotting"
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"worth a visit"
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"chanonry point"
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"lots of history"
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"few hours"
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"jacobite rebellion"
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"own pace"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Found this by chance, ( it needs more advertising) Concession price £7.20 great value. Loads to see and learn about. Audio tour really makes the visit Happily could have spent half a day here, and that's without going in the cafe. Will return, an excellent...More

Thank ChilternRugby
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had never heard of this fort, and was advised to go, l arrived at the car park to find....a 'grass mound' with a few cannons sticking out, thats it. Thinking l had been 'had', l nevertheless went through the entrance and Wow! This whole...More

Thank Andy503941958
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to have an interest in Scottish history, battles and architecture to really enjoy this place. It doesn't look much from the car park however once you get inside you get a lot for your money. I suspect that the folks who complained about...More

Thank Ian P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A huge fortification guarding the eastern end of the great glen Lots of history to see and brilliant views from the ramparts Even saw dolphins swimming in the firth under the forts walls

Thank Albia-Newton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well presented information. Thought gone into getting children to think with the pull out trays, really good idea. As it is still a working military base it adds to the atmosphere especially as you can hear practise from the firing range! Pity you couldn't go...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not into military “anything” but knew I would enjoy it. In hindsight, I should have gotten the audio tour. There is a lot of history here and the little museum (included in admission) was very cool. Walking around a working military base was pretty...More

Thank Kim N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much history here. The location is gorgeous. I would recommend bringing a hat perhaps and gloves depending on the weather. It’s quite windy.

Thank LynneG0313
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On holiday with the wife staying in Inverness. Told about this place when we visited Castle Urquhart. Very impressive when you arrive. Free parking and lots of room. Only a short walk to go in. Surprised this is still a working barracks, home to the...More

Thank RupertBear77
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent - really enjoyed the visit to Fort George. Very useful audio guide included in admission. Lots to see and amazing views from the top - dolphins if you're very lucky. Be prepared to dress for the weather conditions - and comfy footwear lots of...More

Thank Susan N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped off for a quick whisk around, we were on a tight schedule. This is a MUST for the whole family. Dolphin viewing from the Top, lots of interesting facts and history. This is an active army base, so expect to...More

Thank Kaz D
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Tracy A
24 May 2018|
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Response from TONI1955 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tracy, I am not sure however I do know taxis have gone to Fort George from Inverness and Fort William so my guess is you can pre book for a taxi to also pick you up. Regards
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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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