Fort George

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The Common, Fort George, Inverness, Inverness, IV2 7TD

    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 artillery fortification in Britain, if not Europe.

    Its garrison buildings, artillery defences bristling with cannon, and superb collection of arms - including bayoneted muskets, pikes, swords and ammunition pouches - provide a fascinating insight into 18th century military life.

    Access is across level ground with some areas of granite sets to cross, where visitors using wheelchairs would need assistance. The battlements have six sloped grass and concrete access ramps at a 20° slope. There is a slight step leading to the barrack rooms where all audio buttons and displays are accessible.
    Gradings
    4 Historic Attraction
    Awards
    Mobility difficulties Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Last ticket sold 45 mins before closing.
    Café operates limited hours in winter.

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    Adult £8.90 per ticket
    Child £5.40 per ticket
    Concessions £7.20 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Restaurant
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Domestic

    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Rack
    • Disabled Parking
    • Parking

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled Access
    • Picnic Area

    Location

    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    6 m W of Nairn, 11 m NE of Inverness off the A96.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Inverness station 11 miles, Nairn station 7 miles

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