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Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus, Scotland
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This imposing old fort, which was incorporated into the Benedictine Abbey in 1876, is bisected by the Caledonian Canal, where to the north the canal enters the famous Loch Ness and into the village itself through a series of locks.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I didn't take the boat trip out onto the loch but instead I explored the town. Lovely little pubs and restaurants to choose from, gift shops f course, and a glass blowing studio that is an absolute 'must-see' where you can watch a very talented...More

Thank Carolyn P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped off here on our Highlands tour. Gorgeous village, you can walk down the canals and enjoy the countryside. There's a boat tour of the Loch, lovely restaurants and pubs. We were only there a couple of nights but felt so relaxed. Definitely will...More

Thank AmerzHardy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the afternoon at Fort Augustus where we managed to grab a bite to eat, buy all the souvenirs for the family back home, and best of all witness a number of vessels, of varying sizes, make their way downstream through the series of locks...More

Thank Lederz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views at the end of Loch Ness are stunning and we found it interesting watching the boats go through the flight of locks and swing bridge, but the area is spoilt by the crowds and huge coaches that visit. The Calendonian Canal Museum was...More

Thank Cathy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour bus stopped here. We had about 90 minutes. Got to see a boat going through the canal, got to see the loch, and go into a few of the shops. It is somewhat crowded, but nice.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are staying here at the Highland Club. Such a busy little town with coaches, campers, boaters and tourists. There are a number of places to eat, stay and things to do. We love the proximity to Loch Ness, the Caledonian Canal and the river....More

Thank Suzanne2303
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this is where the Caledonian Canal reaches Loch Ness via a series of locks great to watch the boats being manoeuvred through them . Lots of view points for the Loch and option for going on a boat trip around the Loch. There are...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

many good fish restaurants .nice landscapes with the canal and the Loch Ness. Many trails and paths to discover the neighborhood by foot

Thank edithlehu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to visit,fantastic scenery,,friendly people,great watching the big boats going through the locks,the boat house is worth a visit,great food and location,

Thank BCP1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little village with plenty of pubs/restaurants. We used it as a base for cycling to Fort William and back, and then to Inverness and back. The sun shone for the most part, so we were treated to some fantastic views of the canal and...More

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3 February 2015|
Response from boxspacelady |
Sorry, I meant Lovat, Inch, and Holt BB, not Rainbow View.