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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopping in Inverness we decided to explore the local area, only yards from the site we discovered this hidden gem, a walk and later run to Dochgarroch and back Is just what was required. Regular boot trips to Lochness, informative and helpful staff made the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 97km long Caledonian Canal is an amazing, beautiful, engineering wonder. It connects the east & west coasts of Scotland, along the Geat Glen. We managed to see both ends, at Fort William with the Neptunes Staircase, and at Docharroch, where the lock meets Loch...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous week on a motor cruiser hired from West Highland Sailing. We were given a good briefing from a very calm and patient guy at the boatyard and taken out for a short demonstration to ensure we knew how to handle the...More

Thank julie_fearn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

European Waterways offers a 6 day barge trip through the Caledonian Canal. If your pocket book can take it, the hotel barge experience is worth every dollar. From the people serving us, to the gourmet cooking, to the choice of beverage - extraordinary! Lots of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s all about the people I don’t think I have ever tried out so many different activities in one week! Walking,cycling,canoeing and sailing were on offer most days so we needed the hearty lunches and dinners on offer.Good sized cabins and better ensuites then I...More

Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The 60 mike long Caledonian canals connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast near Fort William The locking system can be seen through certain viewpoints along the waterway. it’s quite interesting to see the boats sail by Don’t miss the rabbits...More

Thank Sanjay G
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We stayed in Fort Augustus and quite enjoyed watching the various boats pass through the locks. We also stopped at other locks including Neptune's staircase. Grab a pint, sit down and just enjoy the show.

Thank WVHighlander
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The Caledonia canal is possible to do in 2-3 days if you rush through. Better use 3-4 and enjoy the scenery. Fort Augustus was for us a highlight. The prettiest part starting here going west.

Thank tronda754
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Hadn't thought about there being lochs there until we got stopped in a long line of traffic by the opening of the swing bridge. After this, we parked and then stood for ages watching the working of the lochs, it was fascinating,there were loads of...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

We spent more than an hour walking along the grounds by the locks at Fort Augustus, watching two sets of boats go west from Loch Ness. The operation of the locks and the swingbridge were entrancing, and a good crowd followed the boats from one...More

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Ray C
12 July 2018|
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Response from ancell98 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about late reply in heart of Highlands dodgy internet. Parking is free at least for our 4 day cruise. Pay for an early start ie mid day if you want to get up to Loch Ness on 1st day. Do not enter Loch Ness if you are... More
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charlottewendy
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This is a canal, not a hotel but if you're asking where would be best to stay, if suggest either Fort William or Inverness. There are many different types of accommodation available all along the length of the canal... More
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