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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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  • Excellent experience, friendly informative staff spent ages looking at the interesting things and it's a lovely place to walk around. 
    Excellent experience, friendly informative staff spent ages looking at the interesting things and it's a lovely place to walk around.  more »
  • Great to walk round this huge site, some very interesting museums, really enjoyed our time here. Great views from the battlements. 
    Great to walk round this huge site, some very interesting museums, really enjoyed our time here. Great views from the battlements.  more »
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  • We were there 3 hours, but needed another couple of hours to do it justice. The museum is worth a visit to see the stories of the various wars that the Regiments were involved with. There is a lot to see and it feels odd seeing soldiers walking around and the public being on their base! I don't know how true it is, but I have been told that Fort George is closing in 2025, so go and see it while you can.
  • Perfectly preserved 18th Century fortress. See for yourself what " I would rate the defences as formidable" actually means. Wonderful museum as well, a highlight for me was seeing Colours actually carried at Waterloo, as well as bag pipes played at the Battle. Highly recommended.

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