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Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre

| Ardchattan House Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
+44 1320 366493
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Great addition to Fort Augustus

Been visiting Fort Augustus on our annual Scotland holidays for a few years now, it’s my sons... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mitsujase
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Unusual little shop

Visited here for lunch during our sailing trip. Firstly, this shop encompasses many useful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lola H
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Vancouver, Canada
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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.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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| Ardchattan House Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA, Scotland
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"caledonian canal"
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"educational experience"
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"lovely place to stop"
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"loch ness"
in 18 reviews
"watching the boats"
in 5 reviews
"interesting place"
in 3 reviews
"fun to watch"
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"worth a visit"
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"tourist trap"
in 2 reviews
"information boards"
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"car park"
in 4 reviews
"small town"
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"gift shop"
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"locks"
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"engineering"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been visiting Fort Augustus on our annual Scotland holidays for a few years now, it’s my sons favourite place to watch the boats navigate up and down then flight of locks! Must say it’s pretty cool, this building right beside the locks has been empty...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here for lunch during our sailing trip. Firstly, this shop encompasses many useful factors; it is a visitor centre with a display about the canal, it has a cafe to sit in and have hot or cold meals, it has a takeaway section for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This gift shop, cafe with a small but interesting exhibit faces the canal in the center of town. There were lots of Loch Ness souvenirs. I think there was an ice cream shop attached to it too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Caledonian Canals at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness are so beautiful. There are about six locks in all and these are some of the best locks I have seen anywhere. The locks are wide, interesting and full of over 200 years...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here on our journey south. We had a browse around as well as a drink. The cafe area is lovely, overlooking the river, and the staff were friendly and efficient. The shop is interesting and the information boards are educational. A great...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a rainy day for a browse around the information boards, gift shop and lick up an ice cream. Good range of reasonably priced and tasty ice cream. Served by Morven, who was very polite and friendly. Thank you.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

I was totally mesmerized watching the boats going through. It was great to just stand and watch everyone working together, real team effort.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

There was only one small room dedicated to information about the Caledonian Canal and the large board behind the main counter. So more of a gift shop and a cafe and they also sell locally made ice cream.

Thank 938fjg
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Lovely place in maritime surroundings. We returned to the canal after 23 years, and it still had the same glory. Highly recommended if your`re touring around in Scotland. Recommend to stay over a night.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped off for a soup and sandwich whilst passing through on a bike ride. The staff were welcoming and friendly, the centre was full of interesting facts about the construction of the Caledonian canal, and the soup and sandwich were lovely. My only complaint would...More

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Response from Sfrantz | Reviewed this property |
Park at the gas station just north of the canal as you're coming into Fort Augustus, it will be obvious as there is a huge parking lot there. Then walk two minutes south on the road and you are at the canal. Don't try to... More
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