Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus on the Caledonian Canal is a hive of activity – bustling with boaters, locals and visitors on the water, the banks and beyond.

Fort Augustus on the Caledonian Canal is a hive of activity – bustling with boaters, locals and visitors on the water, the banks and beyond.

Situated on the most southern tip of Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way and featuring a beautiful flight of six canal locks, this historic and scenic hamlet is a popular tourist destination, and offers spectacular views down Loch Ness. The village has long been a staging point for those setting off in search of Scotland’s most famous and reclusive resident – Nessie.

A huge variety of vessels, from luxury yachts to fishing trawlers and even Royal Navy gunboats, pass through Fort Augustus each year, while walkers, cyclists and paddlers can be spotted tackling the Great Glen Way by boot, bike or paddle.

As well as a range of canalside pubs, cafes and restaurants, Fort Augustus is also home to the Caledonian Canal Centre. The centre offers accommodation, heritage interpretation, and a café-restaurant featuring the finest Scottish produce.

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Location
Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, UK
Location
Fort Augustus, PH32 4AU, Scotland
Caledonian Canal
33 miles from Inverness
139 miles from Glasgow
159 miles from Edinburgh
Access Roads
Good access for all vehicle types
Parking
Limited parking onsite
Activity
Cyclists
Paddlers
Walkers
Wide variety of boats
Features
Engineering structure
Feature lighting
Loch Ness
On-site accommodation
On-site catering
Outdoor activities
Water access
Wide variety of boats
Places of Interest
Loch Ness
Urquhart Castle
Great Glen Way
Useful Links
Fort Augustus
Caledonian Canal
Heritage of the Caledonian Canal
Caledonian Canal Centre
Local Authority
The Highland Council
Accommodation
Visit Scotland Accommodation
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