Fort Augustus Abbey, Fort Augustus

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
With a permanent population of only around 400 people, Fort Augustus Abbey is a busy tourist destination offering a wide range of activities to visitors from around the globe. Board a cruise on Loch Ness to spend a few hours searching for the elusive Nessie, or simply enjoy the surrounding scenery with a cold drink in hand. The area boasts numerous cycling and walking paths, with lots of lookouts offering sweeping views of the famous loch. You can also take a short trip to the nearby Urquhart Castle, a historic ruin jutting out into the lake. Be sure to visit the Caledonian Canal Heritage Center, with numerous exhibits and costumed guides demonstrating 17th-century clan weaponry. Use our Fort Augustus sightseeing website to visit Fort Augustus Abbey on your trip to Fort Augustus, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Small village with plenty good gift shops and places to eat and drink. Great to watch boats use the series of locks to get down from the canal to Loch Ness. Starting point for many walking and...  more »
  • Ideal for an overnight stop whilst touring but not enough to sustain interest for longer, beautiful setting by the locks, and probably an ideal setting off point for walks. But not much in the way of....  more »

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