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Fort George Tours

Fort George
Perched on a promontory over the North Sea, Inverness' Fort George is surprisingly little-known outside Scotland, but is in fact the largest military stronghold in the UK. Built to protect the royal troops of King George II, the 18th-century fort is encircled by giant stone ramparts over a half-mile (1 km) in length, and by moat (now dry). Sloping battlements, stone-built Georgian barracks, and a chapel awash with regimental colors lend to the site's rich history. Visitors can step inside the barracks to see recreated scenes from the life of an 18th-century soldier, or visit the nearby dog cemetery, where the regimental mascots are buried. Another highlight of a visit is the Grand Magazine, where hundreds of ancient rifles line the walls.

While at the fort, be sure to take in the spectacular views over the Moray Firth, and don't miss the Highlanders Museum in the former Lieutenant Governors’ House—it's the largest military museum outside Edinburgh and is crammed with historic cannons, weaponry, and ammunition, as well as uniforms and medals. History-buffs can round off a tour of Scottish military history with a stop at nearby Culloden battlefield, which is free to enter with the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass.

Practical Info

Fort George is located 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Inverness, or about a 20-minute drive away. There is parking at the site. Bus line 15 departs from the city and takes you to the fort in 30 minutes. Occasionally adverse weather conditions will close the fort at short notice.

The fort is open daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm, April through September. It is open daily from 10am to 4pm, October through March. Adult admission is £8.50; senior & student admission is £6.40; and admission for children ages 5–15 is £5.10. Visitors enter free with Historic Scotland Explorer Pass.
Address: Inverness Terrace, Inverness, Inverness-shire IV2 7TD, Scotland
Hours: Apr–Sept: 9:30am–5:30pm; Oct–Mar: 10am–4pm daily
Admission: Varies
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8 Tours and Activities to Experience Fort George

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Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns and Fort George Trip

Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns and Fort George Trip

Please remember that all our tours include any admission costs for attractions so although you may see the same trip advertised for less it will not include any fees and it is very important that you contact us shortly before you intend to actually travel to Inverness! Check out our website: hector-highland-tours.co.uk for details of how to get in touch with us. We want every guest to experience the beauty and stunning scenery of our fantastic country! We know every new destination comes with its own set of thrills and fears! Our very experienced guides provide safety while you explore, and introduce you to places and sights you may never have seen on your own! Our itineraries are set with you in mind, so you have a reasonable amount of time in each place and squeeze the right amount of sightseeing into your day. One thing I can guarantee you is that you will never have a better time and make memories you will treasure forever!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.94
Price varies by group size
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$163.94
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GHD Clan tour of OUTLANDER series

GHD Clan tour of OUTLANDER series

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George will personaly guide you through time pointing out all the references to the Outlander Series in the Highlands. Visit the Culloden Battlefield and other areas where Claire and Jamie travel.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$163.94
Price varies by group size
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Price varies by group size
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Outlander Tour

Outlander Tour

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The Outlander TV series has taken the world by storm! Ever since the program debuted in 2014, millions of viewers worldwide have been entranced by the escapades of time travelling World War II nurse Claire Randall & Jamie Fraser, the Highland Jacobite warrior. Now IT Tours brings you the authentic Highlands Outlander Tour experience, one we guarantee you don’t want to miss!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$355.57
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$355.57
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Outlander Experience

Outlander Experience

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Not only will we take you to the real life locations, we will paint a picture of lasting memories and leave you with the true essence of the Highlands, both past and present.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$636.63
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$636.63
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GHD Clan Tour - 1746 and more

GHD Clan Tour - 1746 and more

Well... where do we start? Probably one of the most famous Battles faught on British Soil between Scotland (Jacobites) and the English Forces. This tour with George will help you to relive the run up to the Battle and also point out the changes in Culture after that fateful day. If you have any particular preferences during the Tour this can also be taken into account.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$163.94
Price varies by group size
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$163.94
Price varies by group size
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Culloden Battlefield and all Points East

Culloden Battlefield and all Points East

An opportunity to visit some of Scotland's well known and not so well known historic attractions in the comfort of a new Toyota RAV4 in the company of your guide, Kieron. The attractions listed are an indication of what's possible on this tour. You may want to spend a little more time at an attraction or miss one out altogether. You create your own itinerary. My wish is your command!
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$409.85
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Private Day tour of the Highlands

Private Day tour of the Highlands

Exactly as you imagined Scotland to be, the Highlands have an amazing mix of culture, history, architecture and beautiful scenery. On this tour you will hear all about our history and culture with our expert guide and also enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Highlands
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  • 7 hours
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$872.89
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Inverness Outlander Tour

Inverness Outlander Tour

Our outlander tour is unique we follow the story and show you the true historic places linked with season 1 We dont visit the muselium or castle leoch due to not always been able to gain entry to muselium and you cant go in to castle leoch as its a private home and tours must be pre arranged
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$408.48
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Fort George hours of operation?
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Fort George hours of operation: Apr–Sept: 9:30am–5:30pm; Oct–Mar: 10am–4pm daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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