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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.
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  • Average9%
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“caledonian canal” (124 reviews)
“watch the boats” (40 reviews)
“canal locks” (26 reviews)
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"caledonian canal"
in 124 reviews
"watch the boats"
in 40 reviews
"canal locks"
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"loch ness"
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"lovely town"
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"pubs and restaurants"
in 12 reviews
"small village"
in 16 reviews
"chip shop"
in 11 reviews
"swing bridge"
in 24 reviews
"pretty village"
in 10 reviews
"lock gates"
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"great glen way"
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"lock inn"
in 8 reviews
"southern end"
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"post office"
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"petrol station"
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Reviewed yesterday

Fort Augustus is one of our favourite places to visit, Such a picturesque place, locks and lochs ! Views from the locks right down to Loch Ness A few really good eateries and bars. Lovely walks along the Caledonian canal

Thank holidayjunkie35
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped in Fort Augustus to have a walk around and have some lunch. Fort Augustus is a pretty little village with a canal running through it. The series of locks are charming as are the houses and view out to Loch Ness...even in the...More

Thank Juice2017
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visit here many times last week while on holiday as it was where the nearest shop was to where we was staying but not only that it has so much to see a splendid working loch watching the boats go through was great had...More

Thank April E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Augustus is really a small little village just in the southern end of Loch Ness. Don't miss the Caledonian canals with all the sea locks right in the center of this picturesque little town. Just be prepared most everything shuts down early, but it's...More

Thank Claes W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the sailboats go through the locks, walking the (short) distance along the canal, enjoying the picturesque little town... lovely for our short stay.

Thank Herring
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful little place, great walk along the canal into the locks to the loch. You can sit and watch the boats going through. Lots of tourists, but good dog walking as long as dogs are well behaved. A few little places to eat and fantastic...More

Thank Lisa T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This interesting little town is the gateway for boats entering the Loc Ness, to "hunt" for the infamous Loc Ness monster...We did not see any sign of him, except in the little gift shops, selling all things Loc Ness themed..A small and working lock on...More

Thank thaward
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a couple of nights in Fort Augustus while passing through on the canal It's a great little place with the usual gift shops and a great range of eateries. Nice friendly people

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our port of entry to see Loch Ness. It is a very small town, but it has lovely houses. There is a canal with some doors for the boats, and I had the chance to see them working. The only reason I got...More

Thank Marco C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful little village, population less than 700. But that at least doubles when all those tour buses stop here, because from here you step in to your boat tour on Loch Ness. Few little shops, popular Monster Fish and Chips fast food place next to...More

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boxspacelady
3 February 2015|
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Response from boxspacelady |
Sorry, I meant Lovat, Inch, and Holt BB, not Rainbow View.
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