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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 yesterday

Fort Augustus is a lovely town at the south end of Loch Ness. Great stop for a picture and maybe lunch at the canal. Cruises also depart from here.

Thank Juliana K
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed for one night nice place to have a trip out on loch ness and also to sit and watch the various boats go up and down the locks connecting Loch Ness to the Caledonian Canal. There is a little butchers shop that sells...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The locks area of the Caledonian canal is very pretty and lined with some very good places to eat. It provides a good stopping off point for a drive around Loch Ness.

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely little town on loch Ness went there for the day from nairn. Lovely walk along the Glen way. Would do it again

Thank sarzy1974
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stayed here for seven nights in an old lock keepers cottage which had been sympathetically renovated at the side of the canal. We based ourselves here and walked the great glen way. We had two cars and split the walk into seven stages of approximately...More

Thank Geoff444
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in Fort Augustus as there are many choices of restaurants and went shopping. There are numerous souvenir and local product shops. Heather jewelry and sweaters are plentiful as are the normal souvenir items like magnets and keychains. There is a boat tour of...More

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Fort Augustus and it is a pleasant little village on the shores of the bottom of Loch Ness where the Caledonian canal meets up with Loch. Worth watching the boats negotiating the locks to while away the time.

Thank UKtripper100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely quaint town with amazing views of loch Ness and also the locks of the Caledonian canal. There is a lovely church overlooking the entrance to the Caledonian canal so if you are in the area I would recommend stopping off here.

Thank nezzaman70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely scottish village with the Caledonian canal running through could sit and watch the lock keepers at work a fascinating place with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little town, very pretty with a nice selection of touristy shops and more!!! Partook in a Nessie cruise while there and even in the rain the town was very busy!!

Thank mindaloo87
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Comparing Lovat Hotel, Inch Hotel, and Rainbow View, which has the best ('stunning' as some travelers described) view?
2 February 2015|
Response from boxspacelady |
Sorry, I meant Lovat, Inch, and Holt BB, not Rainbow View.