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Fort George

Fort George, is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain.

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Getting there

Region – North and Grampian
Postcode: IV2 7TD

Grid reference
NH 762 567

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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 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 4.45pm)
1 October - 31 March Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.15pm)

Café opening times: Daily in Summer, 10am to 5pm; Sat-Wed in Winter, 10am to 3pm

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

Closed 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January.

Very occasionally a property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check our closure page for any unexpected site closures. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

Admission Prices

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

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission prices are subject to change. You will be charged the correct admission when buying your tickets on our official webstore


Tel 01667 460 232

Events at Fort George

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9 October 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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The Other Mary Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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