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Over 28 of our staffed sites have now reopened and we are delighted to welcome you back. Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry. Find out more and book now

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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.

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
  • 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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