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Fort Augustus

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Address: Fort Augustus, Scotland
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This imposing old fort, which was incorporated into the Benedictine Abbey...

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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A lovely little village worth everything you could need for a remote holiday. Local shops, a pharmacy, petrol station, gift shops, pubs, restaurants, bike hire, butchers, craft... read more

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Tunstall, United Kingdom
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Tunstall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely little village worth everything you could need for a remote holiday. Local shops, a pharmacy, petrol station, gift shops, pubs, restaurants, bike hire, butchers, craft shops and all sorts. I was staying 20+ miles away but if I needed anything the drive here was pain free. I'm glad Fort Augustus was here, it was my sanctuary for a... More 

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For a tiny village, it's quite quaint!!! To see the canal, some of the shops, especially Iceberg Glass, and believe it or not.... the gas station has a great affordable gift shop!!! You can then have lunch overlooking Loch Ness! I strongly recommend having lunch at "The Boathouse". It's a bit of a walk down a trail, but it's definitely... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see the beginning of the famous Loch Ness, you must stop in Fort Augustus. It's one small village, but has so much to offer. You can have a nice lunch in one of the cafes or just sit in the quay of Loch Ness, it's your choice. But especially in winter time it can be windy... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great week in Fort Augustus. Nice village with plenty of walks around. Some nice local shops, and access to cruises on Loch Ness.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A cold February day probably wasn't the ideal time to go on a boat trip on Loch Ness but the crew were great, witty and welcoming, an hour trip was enough to learn all about the loch and have a coffee or a dram. Then we walked up to look at the locks of the Caledonian canal before heading home... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views of Loch Ness and the canals with a great variety of vessels passing through , the lochs are manned by local volunteers who are enthusiastic and friendly with help and information

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely small village, still has everything you need. Such a beautiful place right by loch Ness, go canoeing on the Caledonian canal, amazing walks all around, perfect place to start exploring the highlands! My favourite thing to do was to drive up the hill on the south side of the loch, until you reach a viewing point, then take a... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here as we were staying in the area for a week in January. We were in the area for walking. There is a couple of good walks nearby including along the River Oich and a bit more of a hilly walk at Torr Dhuin. Both provide beautiful bits of scenery and are walkable by most. They can however get... More 

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Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed with my daughter and her partner and 6 of my grandchildren at a Finnish style wooden house called Wildwood. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay their over the Christmas period. The location is surrounded by forests of fir trees, with mountain streams nearby. Perfect getaway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Nice quaint village, lovely views of the lochs and of Loch Ness. Lots to see and a good place to by your groceries.

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