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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Fort Augustus and quite enjoyed watching the various boats pass through the locks. We also stopped at other locks including Neptune's staircase. Grab a pint, sit down and just enjoy the show.

Thank WVHighlander
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Caledonia canal is possible to do in 2-3 days if you rush through. Better use 3-4 and enjoy the scenery. Fort Augustus was for us a highlight. The prettiest part starting here going west.

Thank tronda754
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't thought about there being lochs there until we got stopped in a long line of traffic by the opening of the swing bridge. After this, we parked and then stood for ages watching the working of the lochs, it was fascinating,there were loads of...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

We spent more than an hour walking along the grounds by the locks at Fort Augustus, watching two sets of boats go west from Loch Ness. The operation of the locks and the swingbridge were entrancing, and a good crowd followed the boats from one...More

Thank GaryMacI
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely stunning a must visit kids and adults can both enjoy , plenty to see and do defo one place to see

Thank Yvonne6585
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

...with beautiful views and a towpath for cycling or walking. Well worth a visit and if you have time a little sail into the locks...

Thank Dave N
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We travelled on Ros Crana, one of a pair of barges belonging to Caledonian Cruises. It was a wonderful way to travel, good company, good food and the chance to experience a variety of outdoor pursuits. We were on a wildlife week and travelled the...More

Thank Valerie L
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The canal is about 60 miles long running from Inverness to Fort William and carries approximately 1500 boats yearly. I have walked along several miles of it,sat while swing bridges have opened to let boats through and watched the locks at Fort William and Fort...More

Thank 938fjg
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Whichever end of the glen you start and whether by foot, bike or boat it is a feast of vistas and views. The lock side cottages or wooded braes, it is all charming. The bird life is extensive with an occasional deer thrown in. It...More

Thank NickRyley
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We’ve just returned from travelling from Inverness to Fort William on a sailing yacht. It was a brilliant trip, with stunning scenery throughout. We had good sailing on the lochs and loads of interesting things to see on the canal sections.

Thank Andy B
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Response from ancell98 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about late reply in heart of Highlands dodgy internet. Parking is free at least for our 4 day cruise. Pay for an early start ie mid day if you want to get up to Loch Ness on 1st day. Do not enter Loch Ness if you are... More
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This is a canal, not a hotel but if you're asking where would be best to stay, if suggest either Fort William or Inverness. There are many different types of accommodation available all along the length of the canal... More
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