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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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Fort Augustus, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is so picturesque and an unusual town. It gets very busy, the car park is cheap, thus demand is high. However, we came here 3 times in the 3 days we were here and managed to park our Motorhome. There are plenty of places...More

Thank roaming13
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Only had time to stop here briefly during our tour of the highlands. Managed an hour walk around the area. It was so peaceful but cold during December as you would expect. Would love to have had longer. Its beautiful here and well worth a...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We stopped in on our road trip around Scotland. Great little town with cool canal/loch. Enjoyed watching boat go through steps in the canal. Some nice shops and a few restaurants.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Ideal place to spend an hour or two whilst touring around Loch Ness. Lots of cafes, shops and amenities as well as a good car and coach park. It was also fun being able to watch boats coming down the series of locks in the...More

Thank ripley054
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Good place to have some rest especially if you are travelling by car - just to strech your legs, eat something and admire nice views. There is a few gift shops nearby, so you can buy some cashmere scarfs or Nessie magnets. Unfortunately I didn't...More

Thank Dominika D
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We turned up at the ending of the summer season ,walked around and got accommodation easy. A pub ,great food and room.we just chilled out watched the boats go through the locks was great will go back.

Thank down2earthnz
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Accommodations and restaurants can be widely dispersed in the Highlands. Fort Augustus is a small place with a few small independent hotels, several restaurants, a few pubs, a few small shops, the canal locks and outstanding viewpoint to look at Loch Ness. As a result,...More

Thank og84
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Stopped in Fort Augustus for a few hours the other day. It's a great place to visit. We timed it well to watch some boats come down the Caledonian Canal. It was fascinating to watch the boats progress through the Locks of the Canal, and...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 24 October 2017

It's a cute little town our tour bus midway stopping place for lunch. It's also the site for boat tours to hunt for Nessie or to visit Urquhart castle. It has everything a post office, bank, gas station, several restaurants and souvenier shops. Other than...More

Thank jingjing2x
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Visited on the way back from Loch Ness. A lovely village and the Canal was lovely too. Good to watch how it was done.

Thank lucythomas96
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2 February 2015|
Response from boxspacelady |
Sorry, I meant Lovat, Inch, and Holt BB, not Rainbow View.