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Fort George

Inverness Category Historic Sites
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Fort George is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain. 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.

Its garrison buildings, artillery defences bristling with cannon, and superb collection of arms - including bayoneted muskets, pikes, swords and ammunition pouches - provide a fascinating insight into 18th century military life.

Access is across level ground with some areas of granite sets to cross, where visitors using wheelchairs would need assistance. The battlements have six sloped grass and concrete access ramps at a 20° slope. There is a slight step leading to the barrack rooms where all audio buttons and displays are accessible.

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