See & Do
After a restful nights sleep, our guests are set up for a day of sight-seeing
by car, with the Isle of Skye, Inverness, Perthshire, the Black Isle, Aviemore
and the Scottish West Coast all being accessible from here.
The original name for Fort Augustus was Cill Chuimein, but was renamed after the old military barracks which were blown up by Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Highlanders in 1746. The canal was built by Thomas Telford in the early 1800’s. It links Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east. It is used primarily for leisure cruisers however fishing boats, lifeboats and other vessels also use the canal.
Cycling Routes in Fort Augustus
There are some incredible views to be taken in whilst cycling around Fort Augustus and the Guest House.
We have selected some of the best cycle routes in the area for cyclists, whether you are a novice or experienced.
Must Visit Castles
The Scottish Highlands are known for their dramatic landscapes and castles. We have selected the best of the castles nearby the guest house - from castles you can visit and enjoy the history to ruins that you can admire.
Distilleries Near Fort Augustus
Whether you are looking to have a tour of a distillery or pick up a gift to remind you of your time with us. We have selected the best of distilleries near Fort Augustus from whisky to gin distilleries
33 miles – 50 mins
Capital of the Highlands. Awarded millennium city status. Excellent shopping, castle and museums, eating out and cinema.
Isle of Skye
106 miles – 2hr 45 mins
Skye is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland. It is renowned for its natural beauty and offers plenty of wildlife, history, geology, mind-blowing scenery, hillwalking and a variety of other outdoor activities. Despite its small size, the island boasts an impressive 12 Munros which make the island a favourite with hillwalkers keen to tackle the heights of its Cuillin mountain range. This range is the most outstanding feature on Skye and the peaks are visible from all over the islands. Skye features many other geological marvels such as the astounding sea cliff of Kilt Rock or the breathtaking landslip formation of the Quiraing.
Cyclists and walkers are welcome! We have safe storage for bikes, and if good weather doesn’t prevail then we have a drying room available!