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Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus, Scotland
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Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Malmo, Sweden
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Fort Augustus is located right at the beginning of Loch Ness and is a great base for exploring Loch Ness and the surrounding areas. It's a cute, peaceful Scottish village with small shops, pubs and cafes/restaurants. Several boat tours of Loch Ness starts from here and you have amazing views of Loch Ness from here as well. We recommend lunch... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Difficult to find food after early evening, but maybe it was because it was early season?? Interesting place, with the step locks, plus good views of Loch Ness

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Wollongong, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Fort Augustus is rather beautiful. I stayed here for 2 nights and managed to fit most of the town's sight-seeing in that short time (it's not a very big place) however it's packed with charm, good restaurants, friendly people, and is an ideal base if you're traveling around the Scottish highlands.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Abbey Monastery in Fort Augustus, self catering apartments We booked this holiday through owners direct. The Abbey is only accessible if you are staying there. The village is quiet at this time of year and some of the shops are closed, the garage/shop is filled with a wide variety of good priced food, the village is between Fort William... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Visited in March, not everything open but still many things to do. Local people are friendly and warm. Cruise trip is worth doing. Couple of walks around the lock and further in the forest. Great for a relaxing holiday.

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Houston, Texas
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42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Caledonian Canal connects Fort William to Inverness and passes through Fort Augustus in a series of small locks stepping down to Loch Ness. We stopped there on a cold wet day in October to view the locks and Loch Ness (the lake) The lake is the second largest in Great Britain (surface area) but the largest in volume due... More

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Macclesfield
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Really enjoyed this place at the most southern part of the loch. The people here are very freindly and made us welcome. the only let down was that the place was mainly closed. beautiful views of the loch and the canal.

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glasgow
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

There is not a lot to do in Fort Augustus, but do visit the glass shop, a great experience. Boat trips were finished for the day

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merseyside
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We (My family and I) stayed in Fort Augustus in August 2013, we stayed in 'The Old Convent' and within walking distance you were in Fort Augustus village, & what a lovely village it is. Plenty to do, restaurants, pubs, 2 small supermarkets, and a lovely gift shop, so you can buy your postcards and Scottish calendars etc lots of... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We visited Fort Augustus in November, this is where the Caledonian Canal meets Loch Ness. We had visited Neptunes Staircase, the ladder of locks on the Caledonian Canal on previous occasions but this was the first time we had been here. We walked along the canal path taking in the scenery and enjoying the peace and quiet. As we neared... More

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