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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
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Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Augustus is a great base to explore The Scottish Highlands! If your looking for a comfortable stay highly recommend booking The Old Convent apartment - you won't be disappointed!

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

Beautiful lovely village with lovely local craft shops. Bought a few gorgeous local pictures with deer painted.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of little gift shops and cafes to wander around before or after you do the Loch Ness Cruise. Be careful of some cafes and check reviews before you go in. The quality varies wildly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mesmerising views of River Oich meeting Loch Ness. A dramatic series of locks on Caledonian channel will take your breath away. A wonderful locally caught grilled salmon for lunch with wonderful views. What else one could expect!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Fort Augustus is a beautiful, history, engineering steep village. It is a busy tourist village and well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a very pretty village/town and well worth a day trip. Lovely eateries and gift shops and nice walks around the locks and Abbey

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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