Inverness and Around the Great Glen Sights

Fort George

  • Old Military Rd. Map It
  • Ardersier
  • Military Site

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

After the fateful battle at Culloden, the nervous government in London ordered the construction of a large fort on a promontory reaching into the Moray Firth. Fort George was started in 1748 and completed some 20 years later. It's one of the best-preserved 18th-century military fortifications in Europe. At its height it housed 1,600 men and around 30,000 pounds of gunpowder. The on-site Highlanders Museum gives you a glimpse of the fort's history. The fort is 14 miles northeast of Inverness.

Sight Information

Address:

Old Military Rd., Ardersier, Highland, IV2 7TD, Scotland

Map It

Phone:

01667-460232

Sight Details:

  • £9

Published 05/04/2017

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