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Interpretation Centre in Fort Augustus

Caledonian Canal Centre

A revamped Caledonian Canal Centre, beside the lowest lock of the Caledonian Canal, houses a gift shop, a visitor information desk, and a small museum chronicling the history of the canal.
Museum in Fort Augustus

Clansman Centre

This exhibition of 17th-century Highland life has live demonstrations of how to put on a plaid (the forerunner of the kilt) and how the claymore (Highland sword) was made and used. There is also a workshop where you…
Pub Food in Fort Augustus

Lock Inn

A superb little pub right on the canal bank, the Lock Inn has a vast range of malt whiskies and a tempting menu of bar meals, which includes Orkney salmon, Highland venison and daily seafood specials; the house spec…
Canal in Fort Augustus

Caledonian Canal

At Fort Augustus, boats using the Caledonian Canal are raised and lowered 13m by a ‘ladder’ of five consecutive locks. It’s fun to watch, and the neatly landscaped canal banks are a great place to soak up the sun or…