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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
+44 1667 460232
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Reviewed today via mobile

Fort George is a remarkable feat of engineering. It was built to resist all enemies and succeeded. The structure is huge. The architecture and the fort’s defenses are amazing. The fort was precisely designed and built before the industrial era. The views are beautiful, the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I directed historical organizations for four decades and am a bit jaded about historic sites. Fort George renewed my faith in interpretive integrity. And I was astounded by both the size and intactness of the site. The understated interpretation in three small rooms really provides...More

Thank David C
Reviewed yesterday

This is a working military base. Its well preserved and kept up and very accessible for those with less mobility even though it is a decent walk to get from the car park to the main building where the gift shop and ticket purchase is....More

Thank Don C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited fort George with my wife, the entrance fee was worth every penny and the free audio guide most informative and helpful. The fact that this is still a millitary base made it even more special, would highly recommend dining at the Red Heckle. Real...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fort George is not only an interesting visit for tourists but is also an army barracks in current use so I was a little surprised that the security/entry ticket arrangements were not a little more obvious. The whole experience was well worth the detour to...More

Thank andrewrowland666
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to Fort George and were very impressed. The grounds are kept very tidy and there is lots too see. Very interesting information boards all the way round and the guide books you can buy are great. The staff on site were lovely, one...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

In all honesty, I had suggested this to my friends because I had seen that dolphin sightings were pretty frequent around this area...when we arrived, I was really pleasantly surprised at this place! The people in the ticketing office/gift shop were super friendly, the audio...More

Thank Nicole F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is really worth a visit,this is our third time-unfortunately the weather was wet & windy(tail end of the hurricane from the states),only stayed a short time as was closing due to weather(paid a redused price),the fortifications are good,museums and cinema information is interesting-a...More

Thank jawright2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came out to see this Fort after reading a brochure - and were so pleasantly surprised! What a setting and wonderfully done. It is still in use as a garrison, which made one appreciate it even more. Nice entry-way as you walk in from...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to visit after seeing Fort George in the distance whilst walking around Castle Stuart golf club & glad we did. It's an impressive piece of Scottish history & make sure you allow plenty time to walk around it as there's plenty to see. We...More

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Isobel C
17 September 2018|
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Response from AGray284 | Reviewed this property |
Not as far as I am aware , but contact them direct to confirm
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.
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.