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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.
Fort Augustus, Scotland
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All reviews caledonian canal watch the boats canal locks loch ness lovely town pubs and restaurants small village lock gates fish and chip shop pretty village swing bridge great glen way lock inn southern end petrol station post office great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great little village. Great attraction to watch boats navigating the locks. Great views from the southern point of loch ness and great place to relax

Thank Nathan R
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wee gem of a place it is really beautiful. It’s located at the very bottom of Loch Ness. Lots of shops to have a nosy around in and some good choices to eat/drink in. Very popular with tourists and lots of boats...More

Thank delman47
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Fort Augustus as part of an excursion included in the holiday and we were surprised at how nice it was and the history which is all around. Fort Augustus is the final stage of the Caledonian canal and has an impressive lock system...More

Thank jeffrey g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quaint small (pop 650) village on the locks at the bottom of Loch Ness. There are multiple tourist shops and it was fun to watch the locks work as boats came through.

Thank KB9MNN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place that worth a visit. We actually saw ships cross the canal and that made the tour much more impressive. However, the souvenir shop next by doesn't worth the visit

Thank Shifo13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely little place where you can watch the boats go through the locks & then the road opens out so the boats can go through. It’s a pretty village, but does get very busy, especially when weather isn’t great, which is quite often. There...More

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed watching the boats cross the Loch and there were several shops if you like to browse lie i do :) weather, like all of Scotland, was unpredictable but there are plenty of shops to duck into and we found car park easily. It...More

Thank desertmidwife
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little village with lots of shops and restaurants close to loch Ness . The Caledonian canal runt through the center and tourists like to watch the boats passing in and out.

Thank Carolin A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Augustus has a lot to offer walkers and, to a lesser degree, cyclists. There are at least a dozen good restaurants in the area offering prices that vary from high to low. In fact, the town has more restaurants than towns this size usually...More

1  Thank 285ruthn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Augustus is a pretty town at the South West end of Loch Ness. There are views of the Loch and a loverly view of the Lock on the Caledonian Canal, from the bridge on the main road. There is a large car & bus...More

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