Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  Scotland  /  Scottish Highlands  /  Inverness  /  Ardersier  /  Historic Sites  /  Fort George

Fort George, Ardersier

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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. Put Fort George into our Inverness family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Fort George is a few kilometres north of Inverness on a promontory. From Inverness you just follow the signs towards the airport. Before the Fort, there is plenty of free parking space. The entrance fee is 8,50 pounds that are good in this case. The fortress was completed in 1769. It is the most important, preserved almost original plant from this period today one. The barracks are used always still militarily, but the largest part of the system is released for visitors. The entire Fort is very vast, incredibly well-maintained. In addition to the tour of the fortifications, we were also in a military museum, which is located on the grounds. The entry here is free of charge. There are also two small Cafés, where we were not so happy. Conclusion: A good family outing.
    show original
  • A visit is worthwhile. Especially the museum resident of the Fort. One has a wonderful view from there and can if you're lucky dolphins and seals watch.
    show original
  • A really interesting half day out, with beautiful views and dolphin spotting.. well worth a visit.. really lovely on a sunny day 
  • A working military base with fascinating history. Impressive structure to tour and wonderful views across the Moray Firth. Must see.
  • Longest remaining active army base still in continuous use since it was built following the Battle of Culloden. A fascinating day out with a great audio tour. They also do regular guided tours that are included in the admission price.
  • Great location and visitor experience. The museum is especially good. Whales and dolphins can be seen from ramparts.
  • Really interesting fort which is still in use. If you plan to visit it, i recommand to do it if the weather is good.
  • Incredible place, beautiful setting, awesome buildings and earthworks, well priced , friendly staff.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 3​h