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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a very unexpected puncture on the day we were coming home 2 glasgow from a lovely weened af Fort Augustus...... and the tyre was knackered.... Rab was awesome-told is 2 go a walk and come bck in an hour-a tyre was on its way from Inverness!! And low and behold the tyre was all fixed n we got on our merry way.....and the price-super reasonable....considering what they could have charged.... thank u so so much West End Garage....highly recommended from us x

Thank Frances C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps the best thing about this almost obligatory tourist stop is that it does not have a souvenir shop or a massive structure. You will have the lake right in front of you, a beautiful and imaginative nature, the famous underwater mascot! Besides that you could walk around this little tinny town.

Thank Pelias M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

really enjoyed Fort Augustus. Walked all around, took a cruise on the Loch, shopped, and ate fish and chips. Lovely woolen shop there as well. Very nice!

Thank Winstoniscute
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't understand the negative reviews about there being nothing to do. You are in the Scottish Highlands, that's the point. Sit back, relax and take in the sights.

Fort Augustus is a beautiful little town full of history and with plenty to offer. A few pubs, a few nice restaurants and some Loch Ness Cruises. Take in the sights of the Caledonian canal and the locks. But by far the best part is this is where Loch Ness starts and the views are amazing. Stop here and have a look around, just relax and take it in.

Thank awpainter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed explored the town and the area while visiting Loch Ness area and looking for Nessie. Fun little village.

Thank 677ScottS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often stay in Fort Augustus at least one night on our road trips thru the Highlands. It's a lively little community that packs a punch! The lodging has never disappointed whether u are looking for a hotel or b&b, charming and old or shiny n new. There are lots of shops to poke your nose into and lots of local artisans. The canal is entertaining on it's own and fascinating to watch the "traffic". You are close to lots of hill walking (e.g. the Rob Roy Way) and the cruises on Loch Lomond are lovely and memorable. In only a few minutes drive away are castles, mountains, gorges and always nice people. FA is one of our favorites any time of year.

Thank Kathleen C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty village and of course highlight was going to see Loch Ness. A definite must do if in the Highlands.

Thank Melinda A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience of Fort Augustus was only about a half hour long as it was a tour stop, so perhaps there is more that I am missing. We stopped so we could walk over the bridge and down the path to see Loch Ness. This was nice.
However, nearby were the stinkiest public restrooms I encountered in all of Scotland. We also needed to get some snacks and it seemed our only option that was open was a convenience store akin to your American Kwik Trip but definitely not as nice or clean.
In other words it seemed a bit like a tired and overrun tourist trap.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came round the corner and were like "whoooaaa whats happening here" as we watched a huge ship that appeared to be in the middle of the road drift by. So we got out and had a mosey, then spent a nice few hours for dinner at the side of the canal and watched some huge ships go through the locks and past the bridge. Lovely quaint little town and again would love to visit again with more time.

Thank Steve T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Augustus is a lovely place, but after arriving there on Saturday I was shocked to find so many shops closed, had planned to visit the local butcher and small gift shop near where I wanted to buy a sword mount I had seen on previous visits by but both shops now only open for a couple of days during the week. I know during Autumn and Winter things get a bit quieter but I have never heard of shops being closed on Saturdays when it would be more likely to catch the few tourists there are. The town was still quite busy with buses and foreign visitors. Disappointed!

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