Fort George


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.

    Very occasionally the property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check the Historic Scotland closures page for any unexpected site closures You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

    4 Historic Attraction
    Green Tourism Gold Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Summer 1 April - 30 Sept, 9.30am - 5.30pm (last entry 4.45pm)
    Winter 1 October - 31 March 10am - 4pm (last entry 3.15pm)

    Ticket Information
    Adult £8.50 per ticket
    Child £5.10 per ticket
    Concessions £6.80 per ticket

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


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


    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

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


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Rack
    • Parking


    • Children Welcome


    • ASVA Member
    • Level Access
    • Picnic Area


    • 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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