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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 small village on the Caledonian canal and a great place from which to explore the surrounding highlands.Loch Ness is beautiful in sunlight and in rain and the wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's along the way to and fro the Isles so schedule it in if you are tight on time. Do check out the opening times of the locks at the Caledonian Canal as well. Pretty awesome having your lunch by the canal watching the locks at work.

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we were passing more or less this way southbound we decided to make our way pass by Loch Ness. And as a true tourist we just had to have a glimpse of the lake, who knows what we might see, right....? Anyway if you like us just have to check Loch Ness of your bucket list, this spot is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small village on the Caledonian canal and a great place from which to explore the surrounding highlands.Loch Ness is beautiful in sunlight and in rain and the wonderful cloudscapes seem to change every half hour. Easy day trips to waterfalls,Glencoe and forest walks.The locks are always busy and interesting and boat trips are available. We spent a great week... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic little place Fort Augustus is. The whole area is beautiful but i don't think i would go in holiday season.The village is small but has fantastic walks and views from the surounding hills.We will be back.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in a very small town. Came to know about Jacobites and others after visiting. Visit was ok ok... Recommendable for ancient place lovers.....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Fort Augustus while we were staying in Invergarry. What a lovely place situated at the bottom of Loch Ness, and a walk along the Caledonian Canal is a must, I would recommend this place to anyone. We Also went to Skye which is breathtaking and well worth a trip, the scenery is spectacular.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Worth a stop for the superb views of Loch Ness and the flight of the locks on the Caledonian Canal, but probably crammed full of tourists in the summer. But don't eat at The Moorings, it is rubbish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stopped only briefly in Fort Augustus to see the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. On our way from the car park to the canal, I picked up the largest raspberries I've ever seen and sweetest I've ever eaten. A nice bonus treat! I've never seen locks in action before and spent a good 30 minutes watching and videoing the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We would definitely stay here again, the people are friendly, the scenery is superb, there are plenty of walks and enough eateries and pubs

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We are staying at the Abbey on the side of Loch Ness. We got up early one morning to watch the boats come through the 5 locks and we all loved it.

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