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Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus, Scotland
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“caledonian canal” (129 reviews)
“watch the boats” (41 reviews)
“loch ness” (306 reviews)
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Fort Augustus, Scotland
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"caledonian canal"
in 129 reviews
"watch the boats"
in 41 reviews
"loch ness"
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"canal locks"
in 26 reviews
"lovely town"
in 18 reviews
"pubs and restaurants"
in 12 reviews
"small village"
in 17 reviews
"chip shop"
in 12 reviews
"pretty village"
in 10 reviews
"swing bridge"
in 24 reviews
"lock gates"
in 10 reviews
"great glen way"
in 16 reviews
"lock inn"
in 8 reviews
"southern end"
in 11 reviews
"post office"
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"petrol station"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fort Augustus is not a Fort or castle as the name suggests. its a small town before Fort williams if you are driving from Loch Ness The main attaction of this town is the step lift canal where they lift yachts thru barges to the...More

1  Thank pkhaitan
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were cruising along the Caledonian Canal and moored here the night before Storm Hector hit Scotland. The impact of the storm meant that we needed to stay a further night. Not a problem we visited the British Legion for a few beers and were...More

Thank Andy D
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love coming here and this time the beautiful weather made it more enjoyable. Could sit by the canal watching boats and yachts going through the locks all day. Surrounding scenery is alsl great. Great place to stop to break up the journey if travelling between...More

Thank Heather H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lochs are the main thing to see; watch the ships come and go and listen to bagpipes. Then a stroll over the the Benedictine Abbey is a must; a hidden gem, go down by the Boathouse restaurant to get to it.

Thank Sfrantz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Moored for the night when sailing from Inverness to Fort William. Busy little town. Mooring and facilities were good. Lock keepers very friendly and helpful when we passed through the locks the next morning.

Thank fwiddop
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place, nice walks around Fort Augustus, its clean and beautiful, you have some good places to eat like the Boathouse and the Lock inn and also Bothy Pub all have great ales to try recommend you book as they do get used, we...More

Thank ragitash
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not have a lot of time here, as we arrived shortly before most of the shops closed and left early the next morning. However, we really enjoyed watching boats going through the process of moving through the locks, and there is a little...More

Thank SB1114
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. Overall we had a fantastic trip to the highlands and Fort Augustus is a good base. Enjoyed our stay at Morags, meal at the Boat House and takeaway from the monster chip shop. Staff at these locations were friendly and very pleasant. However...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With a large lock entering lochness with a garage and several shops. Large carpark and places to stay.

Thank Stuart K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few restaurants and shops. Nice wee village but the highlight is the canal lock going up the hill and the viewpoint at the bottom of Loch Ness. You need to pay for parking some have some pennies ready.

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