Fort George - Historic Scotland

Fort George
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A vast site and one of the most outstanding artillery fortifications in Europe. It was planned in 1747 as a base for George II’s army and was completed in 1769.

Since then it has served as a barracks. It is virtually unaltered and presents a complete view of the defensive system of an 18th-century artillery fort.

The fort includes reconstruction of barrack rooms in different periods and the Seafield Collection - a display of muskets and pikes.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

Summer 1 Apr - 30 Sep, daily, 0930-1730.
Winter 1 Oct - 31 Mar, daily, 0930-1630 (regimental museum 1000-1600)

Admission charges

Adult £8.90, Child £5.40, Concession £7.20

Collection details

Architecture, Social History, Weapons and War

Fort George - Historic Scotland
Fort George



01667 460232

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