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“More of a restaurant and gift shop”

Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was only one small room dedicated to information about the Caledonian Canal and the large board behind the main counter.
So more of a gift shop and a cafe and they also sell locally made ice cream.

Thank 938fjg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place in maritime surroundings. We returned to the canal after 23 years, and it still had the same glory. Highly recommended if your`re touring around in Scotland. Recommend to stay over a night.

1  Thank Vidar E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off for a soup and sandwich whilst passing through on a bike ride. The staff were welcoming and friendly, the centre was full of interesting facts about the construction of the Caledonian canal, and the soup and sandwich were lovely. My only complaint would be the seating area in the back was very hot, but lucky for us there was seating outside. Glad we stopped off.

1  Thank Martin J
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The best place to see maps and buy some souvenirs and books about the canal loch system; a real joy to also have ice cream and coffee and nick nacks available. Definitely a must to pop in here; the new modern design makes it a welcome from some of the more simple places around. There are maps and history of the area as well.

1  Thank Sfrantz
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

I’ve sailed the Caledonian Canal on four previous occasions over the past twenty years and loved it, it’s been one of the best holidays ever.

I returned in May to receive appalling service by the Loch keepers and a minority even rude. In particular he time taken to get through Lochs was sheer ludicrous. We arrived West side of Fort Augustus on 22nd May at 11am, we were the first to arrive, the board said next pen was 15:15, it was 24 hours before we got to the bottom of the Loch!! Not very good losing an entire day on a three day break.

Similarly at Loch Cullochy, we arrived as the lock keeper went for a 1:30 hour lunch and returned to a go slow. It took us three hours to get through.

I don’t know if there is some kind of industrial action or what but sadly I won’t be returning.

1  Thank Jon B
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