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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 2 days ago via mobile

My wife's Neice and her husband got married at Fort George and it was beautiful. As a visitor attraction it is great and set to do more in the future. Great place!

Thank kgm64
Reviewed 2 days ago

I came here with my partner just in time for a romantic sunset and the views are amazing and breath taking. I would definitely recommend. Very peaceful and lovely. My partner also insists that you can sometimes see dolphins here but unfortunately we had no...More

Thank MikMacD
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can easily spend a full day there if you have an interest in history. Great for kids and "Big Kids"

Thank R R
Reviewed 2 days ago

For a white elephant, this was an ok site to visit. On the trail of Bonney Prince Charlie, this was included in our trail

Thank kesby
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to fort george near ardersier which is close to inverness, expecting just the the usual tour around the old buildings(it was built just after the battle of culloden), we have done the tour previously but as we were in the area we thought we...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fort George is open to the public, courtesy of Historic Scotland, but also still an operational army base. Take the walk all round the walls for great views over the Moray Firth to the Black Isle, you may be lucky to see dolphins (unfortunately we...More

Thank mvkay
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited a family orientated music and historical re-enactment event and was very impressed with such a big and well kept historical site. Still in use at the moment. Worth a visit for locals and tourists I think. Adequate facilities for any visitor although we never...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had no idea what this place could be, but it turned out to be a memorable experience. Built to rebut another Jacobite uprising which never came, this huge mixture of massive defensive earthworks and Georgian architecture remains almost as it was built 250 years...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Located just 15-20 minutes from our hotel in Inverness...very easy trip! I side with my Celtic brethren so I found humor in Britain spending 20 years to build a Ft they never used, lol. Free audio guide and well maintained property! Hit the short presentation...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Old King George had this fort built to stop a land uprising by the Scots, yet it is set on a peninsula! They built a moat, that only works at high tide! Yet, it has never been used in battle. Still used today for military...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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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