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Fort George

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Address: 11 miles off the A96, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7TD, Scotland
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Fort George, is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain, if not...

Fort George, is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain, if not Europe. Its garrison buildings, artillery defenses bristling with cannons and a superb collection of arms - including bayoneted muskets, pikes, swords and ammunition pouches - provides a fascinating insight into 18th-century military life. Living history programme, audio tour available in six languages and a children's trail.

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C18th Fortress

This was built in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden and is technically still used by the military today. It is a textbook example of an artillery fortification with... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was built in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden and is technically still used by the military today. It is a textbook example of an artillery fortification with exceptionally well-designed defences. You get to wander around much of the fort armed with an audio guide to describe the architecture and how life was like serving in the fort.... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a still operational base for The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, it offers a insight into their history. Walking round the fort you´re greeted by soldiers and officers. At the ticket office you´re given an audioguide which is quite handy. If you head to the other side of the fort there´s a viewpoint where you can... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited earlier today and were amazed by the sheer size of the fort and how much there is to see. The fort is very impressive, clean and really well presented. There is a shop, 2 cafes, a cinema, a museum, a chapel - history and tradition everywhere. We used the audio facility which worked very well and gave lots... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the fort on business I am struck by the immensity and smartness of the place. I didn't get a chance o go round all the exhibitions etc but the staff and soldiers were welcoming and well versed in their roles. A walk round the high perimeter shows off the lovely views and you may see dolphins and seals! The... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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its a really amazing fort great history of this fort with working at the black watch castle and museum I wanted to see how different it is amazing :) x

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots for both children and adults to see. Displays of different countries artefacts was very interesting. Videos on as well showing history of the fort till now with staff on hand to answer any questions. Fort George is definitely worth a visit.

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Portsmouth
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to see such a well preserved and looked after fort! The audio tour is well worth doing as it provides plenty of interesting information and sounds to make you feel like you're experiencing more but it means you can explore at your own pace. There's plenty of information about each part and a couple of interesting little films to... More 

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It is amazing to being able to step into History and Fort George does exactly that. You can't help thinking about what battles they had and how was it like to live over there!

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an experiance not to be missed,how this was built was amazing,a must see historic building. and it has a nice tea room

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit fort George through work on a weekly basis it a very scenic place with lovely views the site itself holds a lot of history the visitor centre holds lots of info lots to see

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