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“Lovely Highland Village”
Review of Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus
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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
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Canoeing on Loch Ness Taster Trip from Fort Augustus
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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
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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.
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Lovely Highland Village”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

Great shops for that present thats just a little bit different. Lovely clean place thats always bustling with people

Visited June 2012
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Wolverhampton
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great locks, shame about the service in cafes”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Attempted to buy coffee and cake here in two separate cafes and failed. I can't think of the name of either of them but one was in the boathouse by the Abbey. Perhaps the waiters are just too fed up of the constant custom brought by visitors to care, but some places in Scotland would give their eye teeth for the kind of business generated here. My advice to tourists is share your cash with the smaller, out of the way places with warm friendly folk and gorgeous produce and baking. There are plenty of other canal locks around.

Visited June 2012
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Uki, Japan
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

Enjoyed the calm and beautiful sight where Caledonian canal meets the Loch Ness. You can make a boat trip and enjoy canoeing from here and also it all depends on the weather. I travelled here yesterday fantastic weather and fantastic place.

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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360 reviews
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“A lovely little town”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Well worth a visit or stay, friendly people and enough to see and with the Loch and the locks!

Visited June 2012
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56 reviews
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“Touristed, not for the people wanting nature and calmness”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

We felt it was too crowded. Lot's of tourist busses despite the relatively smallness of the town. So quite dominating.
We hiked along the Great Glen Way from Invermoriston. Took about three hours including lunch stop. We came on a sunday, Planning to take a return trip by bus, but it drives very seldom, so we ended up hitch hiking back. Approx 10 min drive with a very nice young French couple.

Visited May 2012
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