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FORT GEORGE, Inverness
Fort George was built in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden (1746), to help control any future Jacobite rebellions in the Highlands. In the event, no threat materialised and Fort George became a base for the British Army – and remains so to this day. It welcomes visitors, however, and there is much to see – from historic barracks to the chapel – and walking round the ramparts. It’s a massive and literally awesome place, built on a point extending into the Moray Firth, where it is possible to see dolphins playing.
Fort George was built by the Adams family of architects to a pattern replicated in other locations around the world. It took 22 years to build. It also houses the Highlanders Museum, which contains a wealth of information and fascinating artefacts associated with the Highland regiments within the British Army.