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Fort George was originally sited on the hill now crowned by the 19th century Inverness Castle, it proved vulnerable in the 1745 Jacobite Rising, and was replaced by a huge artillery fort and barracks, built between 1748 and 1769 as part of the Hanoverian government’s preparations to quell the next Jacobite rebellion in the Scottish Highlands.

The finest complete 18th century artillery fortress in Europe, the complex covers 16 acres to the east of Inverness, jutting out into the Moray Firth. It was designed by William Skinner and the building contract went to William Adam, being carried out by his sons after his death in 1748. Politically it was already irrelevant by the time of its completion and was never used tor
defensive purposes. It was refurbished as an army base in the 1960s and is in the care of Historic Scotland; much of it is open to the public and it contains the Regimental Museum of the Queens Own Highlanders.

The Palace Hotel & Spa sits on the banks of the River Ness and has a great city centre location. Guests can relax and enjoy the newly refurbished bedrooms and stylish bar and lounge area as well as the luxury leisure club, beauty salon and free car parking. Sample the Highland history and culture in the new millennium city.

The Ramada Inverness. Overlooking the banks of the River Ness, the Ramada Inverness assures you of a warm welcome. The excellent Sebastian Coe Health Club includes an indoor swimming pool, sauna and spa bath. The hotel provides a superb base from which to explore the Scottish Highlands. Inverness Hotel Breaks.

Inverness Marriott. A Scottish mansion house set in 4 acres of gardens, 1 mile from the city centre and adjacent to an excellent golf course. The hotel has a superb leisure club featuring an indoor heated swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room, fitness room, sunbed, hair and beauty salons. The restaurant offers excellent food and fine wine and the conservatory offers snacks all day. Ideally situated to visit Loch Ness, Cullochen and to go skiing in the Highlands. Inverness Hotel Breaks.

The Swallow Craigmonie Hotel is located close to the centre of Inverness and provides an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions Highland Scotland has to offer including Loch Ness, historic castles and the Culloden Battlefield. All 35 bedrooms are tastefully decorated and well equipped with modern facilities. The hotel provides a variety of dining options as well as a bar. Leisure facilities include a heated pool, sauna, steam room, mini gym and Jacuzzi. Inverness Hotel Breaks.

Loch Ness House Hotel offers highland hospitality at its best at this welcoming family-owned hotel. The centre of Inverness is just 5 minutes' drive away and the surrounding area offers a range of activities including golf, fishing and sailing. Torvean Golf Course is next door to the hotel and free golf is available for 2 people subject to availability. Inverness Hotel Breaks.

The Columba is conveniently situated on the banks of the River Ness, within easy walking distance of the theatre, shops and other amenities. As capital of the Highlands, Inverness is an excellent base for exploring the area, with Culloden Battlefield, Spey Valley and the Whisky Trail nearby. The Columba re-opened in Spring 04, after a complete refurbishment. Inverness Hotel Breaks.

If you would like to Tour Fort George on a highly personalized small group tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy Stevenson

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