Fort George

Near Ardersier, Inverness, IV2 7TD

01667 460 232
 

Access

Although things may be a little different, we hope that you will have an enjoyable visit and will be greeted with a warm and friendly smile by staff.

Face coverings

In line with Scottish Government guidance, we strongly encourage visitors to continue to wear face coverings in interior spaces.

Carers tickets

In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry and as advised by Capability Scotland, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.

We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.

Parking

The part tarmac, part gravel car park has four accessible bays.

Approach to site

The fort entrance is 200m from the car park along a tarmac path. Entry to the ticket shop is a further 15m over cobbles.

Visiting the site

Visitors will be able to move through the buildings without following a specific route, though social distancing measures will be in place. Access to some spaces may be limited.

  • The shop has step free access
  • The mobility scooters and wheelchairs will not be available to borrow during this time, though visitors can of course bring their own mobility scooters. The principle drawbridge is not suitable for scooters, but an alternative access route can be facilitated by staff
  • Mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs are available for visitor use on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Mobility scooters are available from inside the Fort only and you will need to be able to walk across the drawbridge to access them.
    • Visitors can bring their own mobility scooter, but the drawbridge isn't suitable for them, so an alternative access route can be facilitated by staff, please call 01667 462 834
  • The fort is very large (620m from end to end). It is mainly on the level with tarmac surfaced roads and pavements
  • Ramps with a gradient of 1:6 lead up onto the ramparts. They have a reinforced grass surface
  • Fort George is a working military base and loud noises, bangs and low flying helicopters are a regular occurrence
  • Access to the exhibitions in the casemates, historic barrack rooms and Grand Magazine will have capacity limits in place
  • There are benches around the site

Toilets

Adapted toilets are found at the centre of the site.

Dogs

Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Fort George, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept: 
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 4.45pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.15pm

We recommend booking online in advance to guarantee entry.

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