Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. The village has a population of around 646 (2001); its economy is heavily reliant on tourism.
Restaurants in Fort Augustus
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Day & Evening Tours - Exhilarating RIB Trips - Scenic Cruises - Loch Ness Transfers - Private Hire & Weddings - On the Worlds most famous Loch
Took the 1 hour trip from Fort Augustus. Nice clean boat and very welcoming crew. There were plenty of customers so the top deck was pretty full on a nice day. Great views of Loch Ness and good informative commentary. refreshments were available, shame the beer wasn't colder but tasted good nonetheless. there are plenty of options for boat trips around the loch but the added bonus is getting to the locks in operation in Fort Augustus. Reasonable price at £14 a head for what you get. We really enjoyed the trip!
4.5 based on 1 reviews
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.
Ideal place to spend an hour or two whilst touring around Loch Ness. Lots of cafes, shops and amenities as well as a good car and coach park. It was also fun being able to watch boats coming down the series of locks in the town
4 based on 198 reviews
We provide information and interpretation on the history of the Caledonian Canal, as well as an activities booking service and gift shop. Come and learn about the canal, sign up for some canoeing, whitewater rafting or canyoning, and take home some unique souvenirs made by Scottish designers and manufacturers. We have maps and information on how you can travel along the length of the Caledonian Canal, or the Great Glen Way between each of the stopping-off points, how long it will take, facilities, etc. The canal and lock gates outside our door make up the living museum which is the Caledonian Canal.
Always wanted to see this type of stepped canal system. Boat crossing take place every hour. Brilliant educational experience for the Kids and Adults. Well worth the time to watch the crossing as water is allowed into the different section to lift or lower the boats to account for the difference in height on the two lakes it joins.
4 based on 108 reviews
The centre has live shows to give visitors a real taste of life as an early Highlander. These need to be booked in advance however. Unfortunately our visit didn't tie in with any show availability, but the museum exhibits were still interesting, and the owner was incredibly generous with his time and talked us through various pieces of historical interest. He's also super genned up on whisky and really knows his Distilleries! The shop is crammed full of wonderful Highland treats.
5 based on 38 reviews
Glass-blowing studio where you will see glass being heated, shaped and blown to form a range of contemporary jewellery, Scottish souvenirs, whisky pipettes, vases, hanging decorations and, of course, Nessies! Please note, glass-blower not always working on torch. Open daily Summer months, closed Jan-Feb, shut Mondays other times.
We were visiting Fort Augustus and happened upon this shop while the proprietor was making a small ornament. We watched for a bit and my wife was intrigued with her work and purchased a couple of item. After returning to the states my wife indicated...MoreThank You mantasatnite for the nice comments, especially the reference to being a young lady! We will be happy to send items if desired. Cheers.
4 based on 65 reviews
We found out a lot of information at the Canal information spot, but this place has maps of the general area and more. Super staff helped us with our trip. Thanks!
4.5 based on 25 reviews
Absolutely worth using this road. The views are stunning and there are places to stop for photographs. Can't understand reviews that seem worried about it being narrow- there are signs telling you this everywhere!
5 based on 23 reviews
We have electric bike and mountain bike hire fleets located in Girvans Hardware, Fort Augustus. We provide helmets, locks and information on routes. Taking a bike out for an hour or a day is a great way to explore the area, with Mountains, lochs, Forests, canals and monsters on your door step it would be rude not to. There are trails to suit all abilities.
This was the most seamless, enjoyable and easy transaction I've ever done...and that's the point - these guys made it feel like we were simply borrowing the bikes but in a way where we borrowed the right ones, with the right accessories and were pointed...MoreGlad you's had a great time on the bikes and enjoyed the scenery. We look forward to seeing you again if you come back to Fort Augusts. Many thanks
4 based on 9 reviews
Monster Activities offers Target sports of Archery, Air Rifle Claypigeon Shooting, Tomahawk & Knife Throwing.
Having spent a very enjoyable holiday on the Caledonian Canal, we thought we would spend the night moored up at the Water Park. We did not see inside the Chalet’s but noted that the outsides looked very tired and unkempt.
An advertised attraction was ‘Monster Activities’ with various photographs of what was on offer. However, most of the boats, canoes and facilities had not been serviced or attended to for many years. The door the ladies changing room is now hanging off, one canoe is in two pieces and a small cabin cruiser used to transport members of the public looks as though is was last seen in a Spielberg movie – at the bottom of the ocean. This is a wonderful spot, but this place is letting the whole area down
I hope something can be done
4.5 based on 4 reviews
Lovely shop (Coopers not Coppers as listed on Trip Advisor) in nicest part of the town at the side of the locks.
Interior is well laid out with plenty of space to look round and the stuff on sale is all high quality, none of the usual run of the mill "tourist tat" often available in the most popular places (though if that's what you're after there are other places to go to here, try next door to the petrol station).
Probably not worth a special journey (fairly limited amount of stock) but a must if you're in Fort Augustus anyway.
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