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  • Address: Fort Augustus, Inverness, Scotland
  • Hours: Daily

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Fort Augustus Tours

On the southwestern shore of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is a picturesque village of 600 that gets packed with visitors during the summer months. Originally an 18th-century garrison, Fort August lies at the junction of four old military roads.

Surrounded by heather hills and cut in two by the Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus serves as a spot for day-trippers to relax and watch the boats master the longest lock system on the canal. Running from coast to coast, the Caledonian Canal was designed in 1822 to give merchant skippers a shortcut across the country and to help keep boats out of harm’s way. At the time, pesky French pirates were prone to scouring the open seas! Those interested in the canal can find out more at the Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre. Also of interest is the Clansman Centre, which provides insight into 17th-century Highland life.

Visitors to Fort Augustus include cyclists and pedestrians tackling the Great Glen Way, a 73-mile trail that runs from Inverness in the east to Fort William on Scotland’s west coast. There are always plenty of Loch Ness Monster hunters enjoying tea and cake around the village, too.

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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1935 Reviews

Explore Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands on this 12-hour tour from Edinburgh. Depart from Edinburgh by air-conditioned minivan and travel out into ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.41
Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands

4.5 star rating: Recommended 226 Reviews

Go on a fantastic tour from Edinburgh to explore the legendary myths of Loch Ness and enjoy the diverse range of Scottish Highland scenery. Drive through the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.08
Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow, Glasgow, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 446 Reviews

Take the high road to the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness on a small group day trip from Glasgow. You'll travel through beautiful Glencoe, admire the ...  Read more

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.74
Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Take the ultimate Scotland tour and see for yourself if the Loch Ness Monster is lurking under the water. During your journey you will catch views of Stirling ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.41
3-Day Budget Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

3-Day Budget Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

The Skye High is a wee gem. Ideal for travelers short on time who want to get the most out of their trip to Scotland. All the best stuff is packed in: Nessie ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $305.72
Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Multi-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Explore some of Scotland's most iconic sites and stunning scenery with this unique guided day tour from Edinburgh and witness the unique site of Glencoe, the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $64.08
Loch Ness Canoe Tour from Fort Augustus, The Scottish Highlands, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Loch Ness Canoe Tour from Fort Augustus

A wonderful canoe trip on Loch Ness, the most iconic of Scotland's great Lochs. One of the biggest, deepest and of course most mysterious of Lochs with some ...  Read more

Location: Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.40
1 DAY TOUR FROM EDINBURGH - LOCH NESS, GLENCOE AND THE HIGHLANDS, Edinburgh, Kayaking & Canoeing
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1 DAY TOUR FROM EDINBURGH - LOCH NESS, GLENCOE AND THE HIGHLANDS

SMALL GROUP TOUR -  Experience the beauty of the Highlands of Scotland in a day with interesting historical stories of Clans and Kings, the lavish scenery ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.77
Loch Ness and Glencoe Day Trip from Edinburgh Including Lunch, Edinburgh, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Loch Ness and Glencoe Day Trip from Edinburgh Including Lunch

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Wilderness, wild game and whisky. It’s a buffet of the best of Scotland, and this is the tour to experience it. This guided day trip leaves Edinburgh and makes ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.47
Canoeing on Loch Ness Taster Trip from Fort Augustus, The Scottish Highlands, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Canoeing on Loch Ness Taster Trip from Fort Augustus

Take a wonderful short canoe trip on Loch Ness, the most iconic of Scotland's great Lochs. One of the biggest, deepest and of course most mysterious of Lochs ...  Read more

Location: Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $26.70

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