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This imposing old fort, which was incorporated into the Benedictine Abbey in 1876, is bisected by the Caledonian Canal, where to the north the canal enters the famous Loch Ness and into the village itself through a series of locks.
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped here on our 1st night. Pretty place. Accommodation in Morags Lodge was excellent. Food in The Bothy bar was ok.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FRASER C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The folks in West End garage helped us quickly and professionally when our 40 year old Jaguar had broken down. Afterwards everything was just fine and we had just spent 38 pounds or so. Thank you very much!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Greamischl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Augustus is a lovely little town. However there is not really much to see or do there for the average tourist. We passed by as part of a small group tour of the Scottish Highlands. We walked around the town for a bit, enjoyed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very unexpected puncture on the day we were coming home 2 glasgow from a lovely weened af Fort Augustus...... and the tyre was knackered.... Rab was awesome-told is 2 go a walk and come bck in an hour-a tyre was on its...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Frances C
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Perhaps the best thing about this almost obligatory tourist stop is that it does not have a souvenir shop or a massive structure. You will have the lake right in front of you, a beautiful and imaginative nature, the famous underwater mascot! Besides that you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pelias M
Reviewed 6 November 2018

really enjoyed Fort Augustus. Walked all around, took a cruise on the Loch, shopped, and ate fish and chips. Lovely woolen shop there as well. Very nice!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Winstoniscute
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I don't understand the negative reviews about there being nothing to do. You are in the Scottish Highlands, that's the point. Sit back, relax and take in the sights. Fort Augustus is a beautiful little town full of history and with plenty to offer. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank awpainter
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We enjoyed explored the town and the area while visiting Loch Ness area and looking for Nessie. Fun little village.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 677ScottS
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We often stay in Fort Augustus at least one night on our road trips thru the Highlands. It's a lively little community that packs a punch! The lodging has never disappointed whether u are looking for a hotel or b&b, charming and old or shiny...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Pretty village and of course highlight was going to see Loch Ness. A definite must do if in the Highlands.

Date of experience: October 2018
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boxspacelady
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Sorry, I meant Lovat, Inch, and Holt BB, not Rainbow View.
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