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Access

Special arrangements are currently in place at Fort George, to comply with Scottish Government guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Safety measures

  • Our staff have been trained in hygiene and social distancing and have been provided with the necessary PPE
  • Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
  • We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting
  • In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions)

What will be open during your visit

  • Fort site and ramparts
  • Visitor centre
  • Grand Magazine
  • Historic Barracks
  • Exhibition
  • Points Battery Magazine
  • Chapel
  • Highlanders’ Museum
  • Gift shop
  • Café (view our menu)
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Audio guide - please note your own mobile device is needed to load the guide onto your phone via a web browser

What will remain closed/unavailable during your visit

  • Fort George Story (QR code available)
  • Camp Cinema (QR code available)
  • Mobility scooters and wheelchairs

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.

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.

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
  • 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
  • The camp cinema and Fort George story will not be open at present. QR codes will provide links, enabling visitors to watch the films from these closed areas on their own devices
  • There are benches around the site

Toilets

Adapted toilets are found at the centre of the site.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

Fort George is now open and we are delighted to welcome you back.

1 Apr to 30 Sept: 
Daily, 10am to 4.30pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar: 
Daily, 10am to 4pm

Advance booking required

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