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“A trip into Fort Augustus”
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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.
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“A trip into Fort Augustus”
Reviewed November 29, 2011

On a glorious sunny day in September I visited Fort Augustus staying at Ruby Grant's B & B at Foyers and I visited the Waterways display at the side of the Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus and then decided to watch the Cruise Ship move through the canal as she was heading to Loch Ness . The ship captain on this large cruise ship had only inches or so on either side to get through the canal but she made it with no scratches but a professional ship captain of course at the helm ! Going through the canal system too were the little hire or privately owned boats and they moved on . Normally when Ive been before with my wife there are often the small boats going through the canal system and sometimes too a Fishing boat from north east Scotland but this time a very large Cruise ship but suddenly in the lochside area waiting to move forward into the canal system was a Reserve lifeboat coming from Inverness and heading for the Island of ISLAY to be held there for 3 weeks or so while their regular lifeboat was being serviced by the famous RNLI . A magnificent RNLI boat compared to the then modern lifeboats of the 1950s and 1960s !
I spent ages just watching the boats and ship moved through the canal system on a glorious sunny day in September !

Visited September 2011
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“beautiful place - as yet undiscovered by neon”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

A nice little place with just enough shops & restaurants to make it worth staying. Great views and lovely walks

Visited October 2011
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Great Village”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

A small village but had all basic shops, as well as breathtaking views. Will defiantly return.

Visited October 2011
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Arnold, Nottingham
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“Not commercialised”
Reviewed October 18, 2011

This is a beautiful place to visit, right on the edge of Loch Ness itself. There are quite a few places to eat in the evening but I think it would benefit from some more coffee shops for somewhere to go during the day. It cetainly isn't a commercialised place full of Nessie trinkets and there really aren't many gift shops either. A very good base at the bottom of the Loch for exploring.

Visited October 2011
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Sutton in Craven
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

Enjoyed every aspect, great value too. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

Visited July 2011
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