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Fort George

Fort George, is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain.

Plan your visit to Fort George

Getting there

Region – North and Grampian
Postcode: IV2 7TD

Grid reference
NH 762 567

Cycle Routes
Site on the National Cycle Network

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Facilities & access

Bicycle Rack Bus Parking Car Parking Disabled Toilets Display on History Picnic Area Reasonable Wheelchair Access Restaurant/Café Shop Toilets Visitor Centre


Parking is available 182m from Fort entrance.


Visitors with disabilities are normally asked on arrival about any help they may need. At least two manual and two motorised wheelchairs are available at the Visitor Centre.

Access is across level ground with some areas of granite sets to cross, where visitors using wheelchairs would need assistance.

All Historic Scotland areas are accessible, although grassed areas can be soft. The battlements have six sloped grass and concrete access ramps at a 20 degree slope. There is a slight step leading to the barrack rooms where all audio buttons and displays are accessible. There is normally a steward on duty in the Grand Magazine and barrack rooms.

Sound loop

A loop is fitted in the audio-visual theatre and at the till area in the Visitor Centre.


There is a self-guided audio tour available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese. The Fort George Story, an audio visual presentation of approximately 12 minutes duration, plays continuously (in English) in one of the casemates. The Camp Cinema shows a short film (in English) of a nineteenth century battle re-enactment.


The café is open daily during the summer months, with restricted opening hours in winter. Please note that the café operates a reduced menu in winter.  The menu includes freshly ground coffee, which is complemented by a tempting range of traditional Scottish home-baking including scones and shortbread.

Opening arrangements & costs
Month Days Times
1 April - 30 September Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
1 October - 31 March Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (musuem 10am - 4pm)

Café opening times: every day, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm in the Summer ; 10.00 am to 3.00 pm Saturday - Wednesday in the Winter.

Regimental Museum is open from Monday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.

All our properties close on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Please telephone to check for New Year opening.

Admission Prices

All year Adult £8.50, Child £5.10, Concession £6.80

Last ticket sold 45 min before closing time.

Some of the smaller monuments may close for a short period over lunch. Please telephone to check.

At weekends there may be sites closed at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. While every effort will be taken to keep this information as current as possible, it might not appear on the website. Please telephone to check.


Tel 01667 460 232

Events at Fort George

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27 April 2015

Allan Ramsay - Master Draughtsman

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Over the walls to Victory!

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