Fort George Inverness : A picture collection

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Fort George Inverness is an army barracks that is still in use until this day. The Scottish Battalion known as 3 SCOTS reside inside the barracks that Visit Scotland describes as “Fort George, is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain, if not Europe.”

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Fort George Inverness is the perfect place to take in a bit of history and enjoy seeing real-life British troops hard at work.

The area

Fort George is in Inverness, right on the coast. This means it can get very windy and cold at times. The actual Fort is very well kept and the grass is cut and kept super neat. This makes the place look really beautiful and inviting.

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Perfectly kept grass

You can walk around here but the steep ramps make it harder to get around with a buggy or a wheelchair. It is perfect for those looking for a little adventure and exploration.

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The building

The building is really cool, old style British type building. Fort George Inverness really is an impressive Fort and if you take a look at images on Google you will see how impressive the building and walls shape are taken from above! Unfortunately we did not get a picture from above as our time here was limited and we cannot fly, ha!

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Fort George Inverness buildings

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The old building


There are still old artifacts around from the time the Fort was build and used during the Jacobite unrest. It is really cool to be able to walk about and see old Canons in among regular stuff like car parks and new cars.

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An old canon

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Overall it is a great day out. If the weather is nice then you are in luck and it will make for an amazing stroll and if you have kids, they will love seeing all of the old canons and old Fort walls. You can even spruce up on a bit of history and get them really interested in that too.

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  • Fort Inverness looks like a very interesting place to visit, with a lot of history behind it. I still have yet to travel to Scotland but I do have it planned for sometimes in the near future and I am thinking of flying into Inverness. I will definitely visit the fort then. I would like to know the story and its role in history.

    • You could learn all that there for sure. If you want any advice about Scotland then let us know, we are from here 😊

  • I enjoy visiting places where I can learn about history. Thank you for the tip about ramps not good for wheelchairs, that would affect my Dad visiting a place like this.

  • I’ve been starting the early stages of plotting a trip to Scotland with our family. Fort Inverness looks interesting! I especially love the last photo with the white bridge. I think my husband would have a lot of fun photographing that! Our son would get a kick out of seeing cannons, I think!

  • I’ve been to Edinburgh but not Inverness. I do love Scotland and it is on our bucket list. Enjoyed your post.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

  • Seems like a nice place to visit. The museum definitely a must visit.
    Fort George is such a common name for Forts. I saw one in Penang Malaysia.

  • How I’d love to visit this fort. I am from Scotland (a long, long time ago . . . My parents moved with me to Rhodesia when I was four-years-old.) I’ve only visited twice since then. The last time was a few years ago before we retired. My husband and I did a whirlwind tour of Scotland and I just KNEW I’d come home! Then I returned to reality and South Africa! Lost on a road trip. #Share Your World

  • Love this! Great idea to structure as picture collection. Your photos really paint the picture of the experience 🙂

  • Its huge and filled with so much of greenery! Reminds me of Tilbury Fort in England…
    Actually I just saw GMaps to see how is it from atop, with all its angles and star shape! Very much like Tilbury actually!!!
    That too is bang at the waterfront and got so windy and chilly!

  • I went to Inverness once for a festival but didn’t get to see much of the city. Shame – sounds like a cool place especially as it’s still used by the military. I’m planning a Scottish road trip so might pay a visit!

  • Fort George Inverness looks like a good day to spend a summer day. I had been to Scotland but didn’t get to see this. I am most probably returning in Sep. Would like to visit it.

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