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Address: Fort Augustus, Scotland
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This imposing old fort, which was incorporated into the Benedictine Abbey...

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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A small village on the Caledonian canal and a great place from which to explore the surrounding highlands.Loch Ness is beautiful in sunlight and in rain and the wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2016
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

A small village on the Caledonian canal and a great place from which to explore the surrounding highlands.Loch Ness is beautiful in sunlight and in rain and the wonderful cloudscapes seem to change every half hour. Easy day trips to waterfalls,Glencoe and forest walks.The locks are always busy and interesting and boat trips are available. We spent a great week... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

What a fantastic little place Fort Augustus is. The whole area is beautiful but i don't think i would go in holiday season.The village is small but has fantastic walks and views from the surounding hills.We will be back.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Situated in a very small town. Came to know about Jacobites and others after visiting. Visit was ok ok... Recommendable for ancient place lovers.....

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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Fort Augustus while we were staying in Invergarry. What a lovely place situated at the bottom of Loch Ness, and a walk along the Caledonian Canal is a must, I would recommend this place to anyone. We Also went to Skye which is breathtaking and well worth a trip, the scenery is spectacular.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Worth a stop for the superb views of Loch Ness and the flight of the locks on the Caledonian Canal, but probably crammed full of tourists in the summer. But don't eat at The Moorings, it is rubbish.

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stopped only briefly in Fort Augustus to see the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. On our way from the car park to the canal, I picked up the largest raspberries I've ever seen and sweetest I've ever eaten. A nice bonus treat! I've never seen locks in action before and spent a good 30 minutes watching and videoing the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We would definitely stay here again, the people are friendly, the scenery is superb, there are plenty of walks and enough eateries and pubs

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We are staying at the Abbey on the side of Loch Ness. We got up early one morning to watch the boats come through the 5 locks and we all loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

At the southern end of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is an ideal stopping point for lunch and to gather your energy before driving up the loch. There are five or six snack places, pubs and cafés right next to the system of lock gates that raise the level of the water up to the loch. If is pleasant to sit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

As the base for Cruise Loch Ness, the southern tip of this famous site, the surprise was seeing about 5 canal lochs which join the higher waters down to Loch Ness. Can be an enjoyable site to witness. Some decent enough food available, and accom choices. not a bad base to enjoy Loch Ness from.

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