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“caledonian canal”(140 reviews)
“watch the boats”(44 reviews)
“canal locks”(28 reviews)
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.
Fort Augustus, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We stayed here for a fortnight in July in a superb self catering cottage just by the canal in Fort Augustus so had views of the variety of boats coming through the Canal and also a wonderful view to the rear of our cottage of...More

5  Thank monketteDouglasIOM
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Stopped at Fort Augustus while sailing the Caledonian Canal. The locks are immaculately kept and well worth some time just sitting watching the boats. The Lock Inn is good for food, and the butchers on the locks is excellent providing everything you need and more...More

3  Thank LGH1970
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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...More

Thank Pelias M
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
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...More

Thank awpainter
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 677ScottS
Reviewed 1 week 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...More

Thank Kathleen C
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
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...More

1  Thank dreamspeaker
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank glenelg96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little village. Great attraction to watch boats navigating the locks. Great views from the southern point of loch ness and great place to relax

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