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Fort George, Inverness

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Historic Site · Military Facility
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Walk the walls of Fort George, admire the Georgian buildings and garrison chapel contained within, and browse the museums and dioramas which document its history. Completed in 1757 in response to the Jacobite rising of 1745, the vast fort remains virtually unchanged and still serves as an army garrison, though much of it is open to the public. The elongated star-shaped fort sits on a promontory, enclosing an area equivalent to five football fields. The main rampart offers commanding views of the surrounding coastline and of dolphins and other wildlife that which frequent the waters around it. After exploring the fortifications, stop for a drink and a bite to eat in the cafe. To visit Fort George on your trip to Inverness, use our Inverness trip itinerary planner.
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  • Myself and my parents went to fort George. We were honest and first went in the shop to pay for entry but we could have so easily went in and looked around fort George and museum without paying... 
    Myself and my parents went to fort George. We were honest and first went in the shop to pay for entry but we could have so easily went in and looked around fort George and museum without paying...  more »
  • Great value for money at just £19 (£9:50 each) for my wife & I, we would certainly recommend this attraction as we spent around four hours here reading the information boards & looking at the... 
    Great value for money at just £19 (£9:50 each) for my wife & I, we would certainly recommend this attraction as we spent around four hours here reading the information boards & looking at the...  more »
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  • Give yourself a long time to enjoy. Still an army base. Very peaceful. Brilliant views, very scenic. We spent 5 hours and ran out of time. Well worth while. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Good day out and you might see the porpoises Hamish.
  • Lovely monument near Inverness. It is a massive area with sea views. Some areas are not open to the public, as they are still used by the army. But you will get a map with an explanation of which areas can be visited. The place is also well known for dolphins watching. You have good change to see dolphins from there.

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