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Fort George

By Ardersier, Inverness, IV2 7TD, United Kingdom | 01667 460 232 | Website

Venue Description

March into Britain's mightiest artillery fortress for an unforgettable experience. You can explore an enormous military base protected by almost 1.6km (1 mile) of massive walls. You can gain an insight into life as a Redcoat in a garrison fortress, built in 1748-69, that has barely changed in almost 250 years of active service. You could also join one of our Dolphin Watches, scouring the Moray Firth for its resident population of bottlenose dolphins. Opening times: 1 Apr - 30 Sept, Daily, 9.30am - 5.30pm (Last entry 4.30pm) 1 Oct - 31 March, Daily, 10am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm) Closed Mon 25 & Tue 26 December, Mon 1 & Tue 2 January We recommend booking online to guarantee entry.


Approach to site Visitors approach 200m along a tarmac path, then a 15m section over cobblesto the ticket shop. There is another 5m to the fort interior. Visitor centre There is level access into the shop. Six mobility scooters and two manual wheelchairs are available for visitors. Monument The fort is very large (620m from end to end). It is mainly on the level with tarmac surfaced roads and pavements. Ramps with a gradient of 1:6 lead up onto the ramparts. They have a reinforced grass surface. Special features Audio presentations with induction loops are available, and an audio visual presentation of the ‘Fort George Story". Ear Defenders A limited number of adult and children's ear defenders are available at this site. Please ask a member of staff if you want to borrow them.

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There are adapted toilets in the centre of the site and in the café.


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  • Audio Described
  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Disabled Parking
  • Access Statement

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