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Address: Fort Augustus, Scotland
Description: 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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$202*
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2-Day Loch Ness and Inverness Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Very pretty location

Lovely to watch the boats Moving up and down on the lock. Beautiful scenery. Very friendly local pubs. Good food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely to watch the boats Moving up and down on the lock. Beautiful scenery. Very friendly local pubs. Good food.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Trip on loch ness. Stay at the lovatt. Its a small place with few things to do. Worth a stop if you are driving through. A few pubs and shops to add to the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Situated at the end of the Loch Ness, it's a small town with great views and extremely peaceful. The walks up and down the canal, tour of the Loch Ness and drives around the mountain roads made it a trip to remember.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Went here for a few hours it's a nice little tourist stop with lovely views and good photo opportunities a go again. Place 😊

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We visited Fort Augustus and gazed in wonder at the locks on the Caledonian Canal then walked along the canal to see the beauty of Loch Ness. We were unable to take the boat trip which was fully booked so would suggest you learn from our disappointment and book in advance. This is a lovely village and well worth a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

charming village with a canal, a river and a historical fort. Lots of lovely walks around the Loch and canal.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It was Easter Sunday with beautiful weather so maybe that made it more crowded than usual but there was absolutely no parking in a tourist village. Not good. We tried for 15 minutes or so and gave up. Drove south and found Glengarry Castle Hotel for lunch. It was great!

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Derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Fort Augustus was lovely - offering access to Loch Ness for cruises and walking. Stunning views, good tourist information centre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Fort Augustus is a little postcard that I shall treasure The highlight is the cruise down the Loch Ness with all the stories legends and myths

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Visited Loch Ness in early Feb 2015 after we spent our time in Nevis Range during winter. The scenary is simply stunning. One of a must place visit in Scotland. My kids were waiting for the Nessy.LOL.

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