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Fort Augustus

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Fort Augustus is in the Scottish Highlands.


Fort Augustus is at the foot of Loch Ness and is on the path of the Great Glen Way, it is situated midway between Fort William and Inverness.

Get in[edit]

If you are travelling by public transport then you will probably come by bus from either Inverness or Fort William as there is no train service to Fort Augustus. The buses which operate in Fort Augustus are run by Citylink.

Get around[edit]

Map of Fort Augustus

The best way to enjoy Fort Augustus is to walk, the town is mainly focused around the canal and there are walks available out with the town.

The only public transport available is by bus and you can catch the bus from outside the tourist information centre.


  • 1 Caledonian Canal. Running 60 mi (97 km) and connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast. Caledonian Canal on Wikipedia Caledonian Canal (Q909073) on Wikidata
  • 2 Caledonian Canal Centre. Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:00. Information Centre and shop, by the canal lock gates.


  • Cruise Loch Ness. One of the most popular attractions in Fort Augustus, this boat ride last for around 1hr and takes you half way up Loch Ness. You get information on the history and local mythology and you have a chance to try and spot Nessie via the onboard sonar technology.


Most of the bars in town also sell food and their prices and menus are similar.

  • 1 The Boat House. Probably your best bet for fine dining situated overlooking Loch Ness on the grounds of the 300 year old St.Benedict's Abbey.
  • 2 Scots Kitchen. A short walk from the canal will get you here and you will find some nice home cooked uncomplicated food. The perfect place for a spot of lunch.


There are plenty of pubs throughout Fort Augustus, including the following.

  • 1 Lock Inn. Also serves food, has a nice log fire for a cosy feeling on a winters night.
  • 2 Bothy. Has an extensive range of whiskies.
  • Caledonian Hotel (Located just up the hill from the main town centre). it has a small friendly bar with some of the best prices in town.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Fort Augustus
InvernessDrumnadrochit  N UK road A82.svg S  Fort WilliamGlasgow
Kyle of LochalshDornie  W UK road A87.svg E  ENDS

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