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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 own pace jacobite rebellion views are amazing few hours entrance fee
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Emma T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank jlindatopping
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Fort George on 25th November 2018. A wheelchair was provided free of charge for one of us who had recently suffered a back injury. All the staff in the place were exceptional, especially the 2 ladies in reception who couldn't have been more...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off make sure you have clean underwear, with it being an active military barracks, the entry sign says they can stop and search you! The place was pretty much deserted when we were there, apparently it is not heavily manned at the weekend. The...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As it was Armistice Day, there were only a few people there so we had the whole Fort for ourselves. The audio guide is really great - I can only recommend it. The Fort is quite big and there is a lot to see. We...More

Thank linlia2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a history buff this is one place you should go check. Lots of information available. Not crowded at all. Beautifully maintained. We also enjoyed the location of the fort. Luckily, we got there on a perfect October day - blue sky and...More

Thank hitaks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort George is so expansive! We walked the entire perimeter and then ventured in to the interior. Tons of history and lots to see. I loved the chapel, it was lovely. There is also a little place to grab a bite to eat which we...More

Thank BL_adventure
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great day at the fort for us, main draw had been to see the lego exhibition which was as fabulous as expected from Warren Elsmore, bit also visited the museum for the first time since it was refurbished and it was beyond expectations, 3 floors...More

Thank Karyn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum to visit. Near to Inverness, it had been on my "to-do" list for some time. It was very reasonably priced and the visit was enhanced by an audio tour. It was very interesting, and we spent 5 hours wandering around,...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here with friends and easily spent 4 hours touring the fort. There is an excellent museum spread over 3 floors which is worth a visit on it's own. Very good experience visiting a working army base which also offers a café for light snacks.

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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
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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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