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Things to do in and around Fort Augustus

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Things to do in and around Fort Augustus

Sightseeing
This is a powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite Rising - the last and most harrowing pitched battle to be fought on British soil. Explore the interactive visitor centre, view fascinating artefacts from both sides of the confrontation, and experience the battle in immersive surround cinema.
Culloden
This is a powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite Rising - the last and most harrowing pitched battle to be fought on British soil. Explore the interactive visitor centre, view fascinating artefacts from both sides of the confrontation, and experience the battle in immersive surround cinema.
Fort George, Inverness is worth a visit. Its garrison buildings, artillery defences bristling with cannon, and superb collection of arms - including bayoneted muskets, pikes, swords and ammunition pouches - provide a fascinating insight into 18th century military life.
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Fort George
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Fort George, Inverness is worth a visit. Its garrison buildings, artillery defences bristling with cannon, and superb collection of arms - including bayoneted muskets, pikes, swords and ammunition pouches - provide a fascinating insight into 18th century military life.
Just outside of Inverness is Chanonry Point where you will have a chance to walk along the beach and look for the dolphins who are regular visitors. Beauly is nearby, a lovely small town with shops and a very interesting Priory.
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Chanonry Point
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Just outside of Inverness is Chanonry Point where you will have a chance to walk along the beach and look for the dolphins who are regular visitors. Beauly is nearby, a lovely small town with shops and a very interesting Priory.
The Caledonian Canal Visitor centre has recently opened in the village. Its great for understanding the history of the canal – you can also grab a souvenir or enjoy homemade Scottish produce in the café – great for a quick lunch.
Caledonian Canal Centre & Lock Chambers
The Caledonian Canal Visitor centre has recently opened in the village. Its great for understanding the history of the canal – you can also grab a souvenir or enjoy homemade Scottish produce in the café – great for a quick lunch.
If you want the best chance of seeing the Monster, take a boat trip, ideally fitted with special onboard sonar systems…. Cruise Loch Ness are in the village by the canal swing bridge (5-10 mins walk away). They run daily cruises and, for thrill seekers, have a RIB offering a high-speed option. There are longer boat trips by Jacobite Tours from Tomnahurich Bridge, Inverness which cruise Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal.
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Cruise Loch Ness
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If you want the best chance of seeing the Monster, take a boat trip, ideally fitted with special onboard sonar systems…. Cruise Loch Ness are in the village by the canal swing bridge (5-10 mins walk away). They run daily cruises and, for thrill seekers, have a RIB offering a high-speed option. There are longer boat trips by Jacobite Tours from Tomnahurich Bridge, Inverness which cruise Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal.
On the way to or back from Inverness, drop in to Urquhart Castle and discover 1,000 years of drama, experience a glimpse of medieval life and enjoy stunning views over Loch Ness from the ruins of the greatest castle in the Highlands.
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Château d'Urquhart
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On the way to or back from Inverness, drop in to Urquhart Castle and discover 1,000 years of drama, experience a glimpse of medieval life and enjoy stunning views over Loch Ness from the ruins of the greatest castle in the Highlands.
Heading towards Fort William from Fort Augustus, you can take a small detour and enjoy the superb views from the cable car as you reach the top of Aonach Mor. There is a very manageable walk and a café at the top where you can get lunch.
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Aonach Mòr
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Heading towards Fort William from Fort Augustus, you can take a small detour and enjoy the superb views from the cable car as you reach the top of Aonach Mor. There is a very manageable walk and a café at the top where you can get lunch.
Looking for a day out with the kids? In Fort William there is a bowling alley and soft play area and you can take a trip on the ‘Harry Potter’ train to Mallaig.
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Fort William
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Looking for a day out with the kids? In Fort William there is a bowling alley and soft play area and you can take a trip on the ‘Harry Potter’ train to Mallaig.
A great day trip is a drive to the Isle of Skye. It is one of the most beautiful drives in Scotland taking you through the Kintail mountain range. On route, Eileen Donan Castle is definitely worth a visit as is the beautiful coastal village ‘Plockton’. Because of its spectacular setting and traditional Highland atmosphere, Plockton has appeared in numerous film and television productions, the most well known being the BBC’s ‘Hamish Macbeth’ series.
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Skye
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A great day trip is a drive to the Isle of Skye. It is one of the most beautiful drives in Scotland taking you through the Kintail mountain range. On route, Eileen Donan Castle is definitely worth a visit as is the beautiful coastal village ‘Plockton’. Because of its spectacular setting and traditional Highland atmosphere, Plockton has appeared in numerous film and television productions, the most well known being the BBC’s ‘Hamish Macbeth’ series.