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    Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness.

    Campbell Brodie
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 2 Mar 2013 - 17:31

    This fort was built after the battle of Culloden (1746), the last battle on mainland Britain, and was built to stop the highland clans from reviving the Jacobite Stewart claim to the British throne. It was supposed to cost about £96,000 at the time but came in a wee bit over budget at over £200,000. It would cost almost £1 billion now to build and is the mightiest Artillery fortification in Britain, if not Europe. It is the only Historic Scotland ancient monument still functioning as intended; a working barracks for soldiers.

    Scale model of Fort George:
    Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. Img_0310

    Aerial view: Surrounded by water on 3 sides.
    Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. Img_0311

    Drawbridge entry to main part of fort:
    Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. Img_0312

    Main gate to fort:
    Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. Img_0313

    One of the cannons:
    Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. Fg110

    Another that can be swivelled:
    Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. Fg210

    Some of the barracks:
    Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. Fg310

    Private Mermaid on parade:
    Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. Fg410

    Sentry duty!
    Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. Fg510

    The last building to be built; Inside the chapel:
    Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. Fg610

    Soldier's prayer:
    Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. Fg710


    Well worth a visit and only £6.90 entrance fee. There is also a cafe inside so you can warm up with soup and sandwiches. Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. 294053457



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    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 2 Mar 2013 - 17:41

    Surley it was all over by the time they finished building that lot Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. 1498946960, You seem to have it all to yourselves Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. 3025408739
    Well done Cam, Who took the £6.90 off you Fort George at Ardersier point near Inverness. 3275847336
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 2 Mar 2013 - 18:02

    Haha! We did have the place to ourselves! We got there bang on opening time at 09:30am. Saw a couple of squaddies but that was it 'til we went out again! (You get better pics when no-one else is about).



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