Fort George, Inverness is worth a visit. 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.
Fort George is the only ancient monument in Scotland still functioning as intended – a working army barracks - but still welcoming visitors. A gift shop and café (seasonal) are among the attractions.
Historic Fort built by George II after the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie at the battle of Culloden in 1746.
Historic Fortress - still working today - near Inverness - just over an hour south of Embo
An active military base with a great museum on beautiful coastline. You can really get immersed in Scottish history here.
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. It's a fascinating place to visit and you'll enjoy wonderful views…
Following the 1746 defeat at Culloden, George II created the ultimate defence against further Jacobite attack. The result, Fort George, the mightiest artillery fortification in the UK, if not Europe.
This is an excellent visit for those of all ages, the exhibitions and information provide make for an interesting day and it's amazing to explore the whole area. If you're lucky you may spot dolphins out to sea from the walls of the Fort!
“Best restaurant in Inverness! Fine dining. Locally sources Scottish dishes with a continental twist. Fantastic service. Our favourite. ”
“Cafe One is a stylish but informal restaurant/bar in the heart of Inverness with friendly vibe and open plan kitchen. It's mid range price wise and you won't be disappointed at the end of your meal - fingers crossed! Their malteser ice cream is particularly yummy! ”
“A firm favourite. If you are here in the summer months, try and get a table upstairs on the terrace.”
“On the way to or back from Inverness, drop in to Urquhart Castle and discover 1,000 years of drama, experience a glimpse of medieval life and enjoy stunning views over Loch Ness from the ruins of the greatest castle in the Highlands. ”