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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  • Stayed her for the weekend,lovely walking places,cruise on the loch,lovely gift shops,a few nice pubs and eateries and the best hotel The Lovat.  more »
  • When we are in this area we always spend time in this picturesque place . Cruises on the Loch is a very popular way to spend some time passing Urquhart Castle and beautiful scenery .Plenty of eating p...  more »
  • Beautiful day and beautiful weather but would be lovely to see the locks in action. Really lovely to hear the water falling  more »

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