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Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre

Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Great addition to Fort Augustus

Been visiting Fort Augustus on our annual Scotland holidays for a few years now, it’s my sons... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Unusual little shop

Visited here for lunch during our sailing trip. Firstly, this shop encompasses many useful... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Lola H
Vancouver, Canada
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We provide information and interpretation on the history of the Caledonian Canal, as well as an activities booking service and gift shop. Come and learn about the canal, sign up for some canoeing, whitewater rafting or canyoning, and take home some...more
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| Ardchattan House Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
+44 1320 366493
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really just a cafe. Great location right next to the locks in Fort Augusta and a short walk to the foot of Loch Ness, but really the information is just painted on the walls. For what it is it is interesting, but just...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the area for the usual touristy thing seeing the loch gates etc. 5 of us decided to have a nice coffee to sit outside on the establishments benches. My wife had a vanilla ice cream which was to be fair very good (rich, creamy...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and another canal user visited Fort Augustus to see the locks dewatered for maintenance, Then we decided to have lunch in the new £2 million canal centre. Having followed the project from purchase to opening and having seen adverts for Chefs, sous chefs assistant...More

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ScottishCanals, Destination Manager at Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mr Edes, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you found your visit to us to be disappointing, as the majority of our customers have been extremely complimentary since we opened in May. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for breakfast. The food was what you would expect for fast Highlands cafe fare. There were limited vegetarian selections but we were able to make a bun filled with tomato and mushrooms our vegan meal. However, this proceed challenging because the...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been visiting Fort Augustus on our annual Scotland holidays for a few years now, it’s my sons favourite place to watch the boats navigate up and down then flight of locks! Must say it’s pretty cool, this building right beside the locks has been empty...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Visited here for lunch during our sailing trip. Firstly, this shop encompasses many useful factors; it is a visitor centre with a display about the canal, it has a cafe to sit in and have hot or cold meals, it has a takeaway section for...More

Thank Lola H
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This gift shop, cafe with a small but interesting exhibit faces the canal in the center of town. There were lots of Loch Ness souvenirs. I think there was an ice cream shop attached to it too.

Thank Sandy817
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

The Caledonian Canals at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness are so beautiful. There are about six locks in all and these are some of the best locks I have seen anywhere. The locks are wide, interesting and full of over 200 years...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We called in here on our journey south. We had a browse around as well as a drink. The cafe area is lovely, overlooking the river, and the staff were friendly and efficient. The shop is interesting and the information boards are educational. A great...More

1  Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a rainy day for a browse around the information boards, gift shop and lick up an ice cream. Good range of reasonably priced and tasty ice cream. Served by Morven, who was very polite and friendly. Thank you.

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Response from Sfrantz | Reviewed this property |
Park at the gas station just north of the canal as you're coming into Fort Augustus, it will be obvious as there is a huge parking lot there. Then walk two minutes south on the road and you are at the canal. Don't try to... More