With entire garrison buildings, artillery defences with cannons, and an incredible collection of arms, such as bayoneted muskets, pikes, swords and ammunition pouches. You'll be sucked into learning about historic Scotland in the 18th-century military!
There is a huge area which is the size of 5 football pitches that you can walk around and explore, and discover the history of the fort in the Highlanders Museum, which is the largest regimental museum outside of Edinburgh too! As well as this, you can explore the grand magazine, which is designed to hold 2,672 gunpowder barrels and is home to a superb collection of weapons, for those who are interested in the history of weapons. Finally, take a visit to the historic army barracks room and discover a recreation of a soldier's living conditions dating back years.
If you're looking for some peace, wander to the garrison chapel to admire the architecture and visit the dog cemetery (which is one of two in Scotland) and take in the resting places of the regimental mascots and officer's dogs. If you're lucky you may be able to spot dolphins off the ramparts! There are also battlements, which have 6 sloping grass ramps which are accessible for those who have mobility issues.
Guided tours are also available, as well as children's quizzes!
Daily 09:30 to 17:30
Last entry 16:45
Daily 10:00 to 16:00
Last entry 15:15
Adult (16-64) £9.50
Child (5-15) £5.50
Concession (65s+ and unemployed) £7.50
0131 668 8600
Yes, there is parking onsite and nearby.
Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Yes, you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.
Yes, Fort George is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.
Yes, Fort George have stated they are pushchair friendly.
- Assistance dogs only