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by Joy S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
November 25, 2009
From journal 5 Days in the Scottish Highlands
July 6, 2002
If you are interested in military history, Fort George is an absolute must-see, especially as a superb example of Georgian military engineering. Visitors are able to visit most sites in the fort, and there is a small electric train which will carry those visitors who are not feeling energetic to the far end of the site, where you can admire the chapel and the view from the point battery - seals can sometimes be seen sunning themselves on the rocks below.
Other places of interest include the grand magazine, where there is an oustanding collection of arms and military equipment, and the historic barrack rooms, which allow the visitor to gain an impression of just how awful life would have been for the enlisted soldier in the century following the Fort's completion.
The Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Museum is also to be found at Fort George. It is full of fascinating artifacts and memorabilia documenting the Regiment's long and distinguished history.
Fort George is run by Historic Scotland. Entry fees are modest, and while it is a little off the beaten track, it is well worth seeking out.
More information may be found at this website.
From journal Driving Through Scotland
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
July 10, 2001
From journal Weekend Getaway To SCOTLAND