The Highlanders Museum

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FORT GEORGE, HIGHLAND

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Fort George has been a military barracks since it was built in 1748-69, and was the Depot of the Seaforth Highlanders until 1961. The museum of The Highlanders' is sited in the former Lieutenant Governor's house, where uniforms, medals and pictures are displayed. Items displayed depict the heritage of Seaforth, Queen's Own Cameron and Queen's Own Highlanders, Lovat Scouts and Highland Militias.

The Highlanders Museum
FORT GEORGE, Ardersier, Inverness, IV2 7TD

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • 2nd floor accessible via stairs
  • Facilities: Stair lift to 1st floor, wheelchair on 1st floor
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open from Easter, daily. Please call for opening times and prices

About the area

Discover Highland

Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe. 

At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.

The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century. 

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