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Address: Fort Augustus, Scotland
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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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Lovely place to visit

Fort Augustus is a beautiful village and so interesting watching all the different boats going through the lock. You can walk along the canal on either side and the scenery is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
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Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Fort Augustus is a beautiful village and so interesting watching all the different boats going through the lock. You can walk along the canal on either side and the scenery is beautiful. Lovely places to eat, especially The Lock Inn. There are also some nice little souvineer shops to browse. A definite must if you are on holiday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Fort Augustus is a lovely little village on the banks of Lough Ness. It is 32 miles from Inverness and is where the Caledonian Canal meets Lough Ness. There is plenty to see here with the old railway from Speen Bridge and the old Abbey. From here you can drive up either side of Lough Ness and roads offer great... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My husband and I love this campsite, the setting is fantastic only a few mins walk into Fort Augustus. The showers are spotlessly clean with constant hot water at no extra charge. So no need to keep feeding tokens if you want an extra long shower. The grass is kept short and is as smooth as a bowling green which

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Hednesford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Delightful little village....unspoilt! Free parking ( until June) gift shops, super little chippie, quaint village, the Caledonian canal, Loch Ness, super scenery. What more do you want?

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Ocean, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A great place to see Loch Ness and enjoy the unspoiled quaint village. The main feature of the village in the series of locks in the middle of the village. Quite a spectacular sight. Also check out the Abbey. Nice shops and friendly people.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and I took the trip from Inverness to Fort Augustus by car. The roads are very narrow and winding. Be careful. The town is very nice and easily walkable. Not everything was open yet since we were early in the season. We took the RIB boat tour with Cruise Loch Ness and it was thrilling. We ate at... More 

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Aberdeenshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have stopped here many times - the locks on the canal are the main attraction. There are a dozen or so shops and cafés, and always many tourists/visitors around. Cruises of Loch Ness set off from here too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This pretty village is situated in the south west end of Loch Ness and has a staircase of lochs through the centre of the village.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Must visit and take a break where from the Loch Ness starts. suggest taking a one hour cruise from here. Worth every penny for the breath taking views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I was quite (pleasantly) surprised when arriving in Fort Augustus that it is essentially unspoilt. Given the draw to Loch Ness, I was expecting the area to be developed on a much larger scale given the location of such a famous Loch! You get a real 'village' feel here and the place is not (I am glad to say) very... More 

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