Fort Augustus

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Fort Augustus is a delightful village found at the southern end of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is a popular tourist destination, located half-way along the Great Glen, and is a bustling place with plenty to see and do. Running through the village is the River Oich and the impressive 60-mile long Caledonian Canal and lock system, built by Thomas Telford in the early 1800s. At Fort Augustus there are 5 locks taking boats from the top of the canal down onto Loch Ness. Immediately next to the locks is the Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre, an excellent place in which to gain an insight into the history and operation of the Canal. This is part of an extremely attractive centre to the village. Fort Augustus has some great shops selling local goods. Visitors to Fort Augustus can also enjoy the Clansman Centre where you can experience clan life from 500 years ago. Explore the surrounding countryside by cruising Loch Ness, home to the world-famous Loch Ness monster, or take a trip to nearby Urquhart Castle a classic romantic ruin jutting out into the loch.

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