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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“caledonian canal” (134 reviews)
“watch the boats” (42 reviews)
“canal locks” (28 reviews)
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"caledonian canal"
in 134 reviews
"watch the boats"
in 42 reviews
"canal locks"
in 28 reviews
"loch ness"
in 312 reviews
"lovely town"
in 18 reviews
"pubs and restaurants"
in 12 reviews
"small village"
in 17 reviews
"lock gates"
in 11 reviews
"fish and chip shop"
in 11 reviews
"boats coming"
in 8 reviews
"pretty village"
in 10 reviews
"swing bridge"
in 24 reviews
"great glen way"
in 16 reviews
"lock inn"
in 9 reviews
"southern end"
in 11 reviews
"post office"
in 10 reviews
"petrol station"
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Reviewed yesterday

We were staying at Loch Ness Shores campsite at Foyers and after visiting Fort Augustus last year we had to come again. Beautiful but small place. The small car park does get very busy however it does have dedicated spots for camper vans (even though...More

Thank Helen V
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed locally so visited a couple of times. The car park can get busy so sometimes you have to drive around & wait for a parking space but it’s worth the wait! The Locks are wonderful, well maintained and it’s an absolutely delight watching...More

Thank SarahLetch
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here for a cruise on Loch Ness - but had time to spare. Lots to see - watch the boats make progress up and down the locks. (The patience of the lock keeper is sorely tested by the dozy tourists who won’t get off...More

Thank AOC56
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very charming little village by Loch Ness. There main attraction are the locks; sit by them and watch them work. I think I could watch them for hours. Nice cafes and shops around.

Thank niinan2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first day in the highland and we drove to fort Augustus from drummochit, it’s around 30 mins drive. The drive is beautiful and we hit the jackpot cz it was bright and sunny day. The town is beautiful with so many beautiful cottages and...More

Thank Glory P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plan on spending more than a day here. Wish I could, only had the late pm and getting ready to leave. There looks to be a lot to do and I’d love to stay. Enjoyed s lovely meal here last night It was fun to...More

Thank Caylinsgranny
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked this town even though it was filled with tourists the weekend we were there. It was a gorgeous sunny day and it was fun to walk up and down beside the tiered locks on the canal. The walk down to Loch Ness was...More

Thank Sandy817
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We passed through the locks twice on our week on the Caledonian Canal. The lock keepers were very helpful and polite. The village itself offers plenty to look at. Various gift shops, a small supermarket, a couple of Fish and Chip shops and plenty of...More

Thank Duncanneale
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a cottage here for a week and in between days out further afield we spent time each day enjoying seeing the boats move through the locks into Loch Ness. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the village at a...More

Thank Sue C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove by here on the way down from Isle of Skye to Fort William. It was a fantastic place to have a break and admire the locks (and visit the small museum attached to one of the cafes) even though we did not see...More

Thank RM303
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boxspacelady
2 February 2015|
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Response from boxspacelady |
Sorry, I meant Lovat, Inch, and Holt BB, not Rainbow View.
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