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Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre

| Ardchattan House Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
+44 1320 366493
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Something to do in Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus is a small town. This canal is one of the few things you can see there. I was lucky... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marco C
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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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Nice to see boats in the locks

Had a walk round the lock staircase, saw 6 cruiser boats going into the lock and moving up the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Helen-9999
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Stockton on Tees
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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 unique souvenirs made by Scottish designers and manufacturers. We have maps and information on how you can travel along the length of the Caledonian Canal, or the Great Glen Way between each of the stopping-off points, how long it will take, facilities, etc. The canal and lock gates outside our door make up the living museum which is the Caledonian Canal.
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| Ardchattan House Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Augustus is a small town. This canal is one of the few things you can see there. I was lucky because a boat just entered the canal and I saw the bridge moving and the locks working

Thank Marco C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a walk round the lock staircase, saw 6 cruiser boats going into the lock and moving up the staircase, interesting to see. Toilets near the car park, but a charge of 50p! Nice stopping point, lots of little shops selling touristy stuff and plenty...More

Thank Helen-9999
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

You could sit and watch the boats make their way up the lock all day, beautiful views but just a marvel of human engineering, lots of little shops near but as well.

Thank dcolenso
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Good to have a short walk here at least for admiring the views, the nature or to see how it all works. I love little villages for their charm and Fort Augustus definietely has it!

Thank Dominika D
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

This was really so interesting to see how the mechanics work of the gates that open, the pumping of the water to bring the boats to a higher level and all the tourists' excitement while watching the whole procedure. Enjoyed it thoroughly! Second time that...More

Thank Jekr62
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a little gem for those of us that are interested in how waterways opened up the transport of goods. The canal and locks were very busy when we were there and it was fun watching the boats and the workings of the locks....More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Found this by accident and am so glad that we did. Lovely to see how they move through the canal and would suggest a visit

Thank lucythomas96
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to stop and watch the swinging bridges in action to let cars across. Very interesting place and lots very wee town.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Full of places to eat and buy right in the heart of Fort Augustus so it doesn't matter if you want to visit this or not you have to do it but trust me is really nice, it is a relaxing place where you can...More

Thank Gerardo R
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Parking, toilets, helpful staff at centre. Short walk to the locks which are similar to Neptune’s Staircase but are much more built up beside the locks with houses and businesses.

Thank LesGUk
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