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This is the archway entrance to Fort George.
Fort George is quite simply the finest example of 18th-century military engineering you’ll find anywhere in the British Isles. This vast garrison fortress was begun in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden (1746), which crushed the final Jacobite Rising. It took over 20 years to complete and in the event it was never attacked. It remains virtually unaltered today, and still serves as an important military base.
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Jun 23 2011 19:02 GMT senna3
Back to the past!
So nice that it is still as it was several centuries ago.
Jun 23 2011 19:04 GMT abojovna PRO
This photo could be a good entry for gatefriday!
Jun 23 2011 19:17 GMT Annamaria
It looks all well-kept, Barbara!!
Jun 24 2011 08:10 GMT bandsix
We saw quite a lot of soldiers in their kilts walking about Peter...although there is talk of closing it down :((
Jun 24 2011 08:11 GMT bandsix
Yes, Claudia, thank you, it could, but I have already posted my entry :)
Jun 24 2011 08:12 GMT bandsix
It was beautifully kept Anna-Maria, and had some nice gardens...no doubt kept in trim by the squaddies!!
Jun 24 2011 09:33 GMT MargNZ
Nice view from the gate Barbara ... interesting history . I have been to Culloden but missed Fort George ... never enough time to see everything :)
Jun 24 2011 20:57 GMT bandsix
I hope the weather was better for you at Culloden than for us...it was more than a little damp!

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