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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow
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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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“watch the boats” (39 reviews)
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Fort Augustus, Scotland
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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.

Thank Caitlin H
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...More

Thank Sal P
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...More

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 24 October 2016

A fabulous little town steeped in history with the added bonus of being on the banks of Loch Ness,the Caledonian Canal with all the locks is always nice to see.

Thank ronnieharrow55
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Fort Augustus is located on the southern tip of Loch Ness and it's a little town with lots of bnbs, a petrol station and a mini mart. Not much to do but it provides good stopover before or after visiting the loch.

Thank Jacqueline A
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The views in this beautiful little town are nothing short of spectacular, the Caledonian canal locks were opening as we got here and my little boy was really excited by this, it was I have to say a sight to behold! Brilliant little gift shops...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Being a sunny day as we drove around Loch Ness we took advantage of places to stop and stretch our legs. Fort Augustus is a lovely village with a good car park, which turned out to be free that day. We took a walk around...More

Thank markyp89
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had supper there one evening and then watched boats go through the locks on the canal the next day.

Thank Hard_to_Please1950
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The nicest village I've seen on Loch Ness, deeply immersed in the characteristic local atmosphere of the monster.

Thank Carlo P
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A lovely and quaint little town where the Caledonia Canal is located. There are many little gift shops to find one of a kind items. There are a few nice places to eat with varying price ranges. Nice clean public toilets by the free car...More

Thank s0l0traveler62
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2 February 2015|
Response from boxspacelady |
Sorry, I meant Lovat, Inch, and Holt BB, not Rainbow View.