Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus

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With a permanent population of only around 400 people, Fort Augustus is a busy tourist destination offering a wide range of activities to visitors from around the globe. Board a cruise on Loch Ness to spend a few hours searching for the elusive Nessie, or simply enjoy the surrounding scenery with a cold drink in hand. The area boasts numerous cycling and walking paths, with lots of lookouts offering sweeping views of the famous loch. You can also take a short trip to the nearby Urquhart Castle, a historic ruin jutting out into the lake. Be sure to visit the Caledonian Canal Heritage Center, with numerous exhibits and costumed guides demonstrating 17th-century clan weaponry. Use our Fort Augustus sightseeing website to visit Fort Augustus on your trip to Fort Augustus, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Fort Augustus is a charming little town by Loch Ness. There a places to eat, interesting channel with locks. We happened to be there when a boat was lifted from the lake to the channel. People can tak...  more »
  • Nice and cosy little town, we ended up eating at he Lock Inn, Delicious, had the Fish & Chips and it was great. We walked down towards Loch Ness and took a walkway past the big castle - some kind of C...  more »
  • Step during the tour of Loch Ness by car - a lot of tourists and traffic jams. Not really of interest even with the locks, unless you want to make a photos
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