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Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre

| Ardchattan House Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
+44 1320 366493
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Friendly and informative

A very interesting visit and fascinating to watch the engineering at work. A good place for a quick... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RonnieYorkshire
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Yorkshire
Friendly staff and informative

Great place to stop in and get a feel for the town. The Locks are very interesting, and the short... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill C
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Nova Scotia
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We provide information and interpretation on the history of the Caledonian Canal, as well as an activities booking service and gift shop. Come and learn about the canal, sign up for some canoeing, whitewater rafting or canyoning, and take home some unique souvenirs made by Scottish designers and manufacturers. We have maps and information on how you can travel along the length of the Caledonian Canal, or the Great Glen Way between each of the stopping-off points, how long it will take, facilities, etc. The canal and lock gates outside our door make up the living museum which is the Caledonian Canal.
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  • Very good57%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Ardchattan House Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting visit and fascinating to watch the engineering at work. A good place for a quick snack.

Thank RonnieYorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stop in and get a feel for the town. The Locks are very interesting, and the short walk to Loch Ness and the little lighthouse is well worth it - both things we found out about here.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This caught my attention as I was strolling walking down by the canal at Fort Augustus looking for a place to have my lunch..The atmosphere with all the people surrounding around and watching the workers get on with their controls in handling the waterway system..if...More

Thank Hema B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the canal is build to lift the board to a higher or lower level. the hole process is fun to watch. there are different restaurants on both sides

Thank awittenberg67
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Impressive set of locks... lots of tourists (including me) taking photos. Informative Visitor Center...a must visit in Caledonia!

Thank dcp7451
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very interesting place to see part of the canal and lochs. We spent about an hour walking up and down the canal, in the visitors center, and watching boats go through the lochs. The visitor center was small but staff was friendly and helpful and...More

Thank Susan_7654
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Nice to drop in for a few minutes but for local information the visitor centre adjacent the car park is far more comprehensive. Peter Keam Australia

Thank peterakeam
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stop by for gas refuel at Londis and was amazing by the atmosphere of this beautiful small town. The canal center is not very informative but the gate and the surrounding area are peaceful and refreshing.

Thank EddieLeungHK
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I'd like to give it more stars but it was closed when we were there.Still there were signs up outside for information, i would like to visit in the future.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The centre has all the usual tourist nik naks, fridge magnets etc. The lady in the centre was very friendly and knowledgeable. The centre was not open at the weekends during our stay although there were still plenty of tourists visiting Fort Augustus

Thank Loppy54
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