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Fort George is the only ancient monument in Scotland still functioning as intended – a working army barracks - but still welcoming visitors. A gift shop and café (seasonal) are among the attractions.
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. A real must for the military fans.
Following the defeat of the Jacobite rebellion in 1746 (Culloden Battlefield), the government built Fort George, one of the mightiest artillery fortifications in Europe. Entrance fee applies. If you do intend to visit a number of Historic Scotland properties (Urquhart, Edinburgh or Stirling Castle…
Historic Fort built by George II after the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie at the battle of Culloden in 1746.
Historic Fortress - still working today - near Inverness - just over an hour south of Embo
The imposing fort was designed by Lieutenant-General William Skinner and built by the Adam family of architects. Fort George took 22 years to complete, by which time the Jacobite threat had subsided. But it has served the British Army for the almost 250 years since.
One of the largest and most impressive artillery fortifications in Britain. Built in the 18th Century following the battle of Culloden. A great place to learn more about the military history of the area and take in the amazing views from the ramparts out across the Moray firth.
Historic military fortress right on the Moray Firth. Amazing tours and views. Book in advance as it’s still an operational base.
Following the 1746 defeat at Culloden, George II created the ultimate defence against further Jacobite attack. The result, Fort George, the mightiest artillery fortification in the UK, if not Europe.
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