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Fort George, Ardersier
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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. Put Fort George into our Inverness family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The main interest of the visit lies in the site and the general architecture of the building. Typical of a fortress for the artillery
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  • Impressive. All history of GB in a Fort. Real army passing next you. Feeling the tense of the wars. Excellent. 
  • Very interesting tour, a helmet that tells the story of the fort and we are not obliged to follow the path
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  • Quite unique fort with a great audio guide. Try not to go on a windy cold day though! (The café inside is also very nice)
  • Amazing place to visit. Would recommend buying the guidebook so you get a sense of what and where everything is
  • Very impressive fortification. Great audio tour. Took a few hours to do it justice. Wheelchair accessible. Could do with better catering facilities though.
  • Amazing Fort. Great museum with very helpful staff. If you are lucky you may even see the local Regiment training within the yard. Wonderful history and is definitely worth a visit. Even the children had fun!
  • A working military base with fascinating history. Impressive structure to tour and wonderful views across the Moray Firth. Must see.