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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

Facilities

 

Access

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.

Visitor centre

There is level access into the shop.

Six mobility scooters and two manual wheelchairs are available for visitor use on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visitors with disabilities are generally asked on arrival if they need any assistance.

Monument

The fort is very large (620m end to end). It is mainly on the level with tarmac roads and pavements.

Wheelchair users may need help to cross areas of granite sets.

Grass and concrete access ramps with a gradient of 1:6 lead up onto the ramparts.

Entry to the barrack rooms, which house audio facilities and displays, is over a slight step.

Special features

Audio presentations with induction loops are available. There is also an audio-visual presentation, The Fort George Story.

Toilets

Adapted toilets are found at the centre of the site and inside the café.

Audio facilities

An audio tour is available in:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

The Fort George Story, a 12-minute audio-visual presentation, plays continuously (in English) in one of the casemates.

The Camp Cinema shows a short film (in English) of a re-enactment of a 19th century battle.

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. A no fouling rule applies at all our sites.

Access Guide

For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide

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