Loch Ness Guest House is situated in the small town of Fort Augustus. Situated on the most southern tip of Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way, this historic and scenic hamlet is a popular tourist destination.
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.
With many tourist attractions based within Fort Augustus or nearby you can explore the town and learn more about the area - in particular one of the Loch's most famous inhabitants, Nessie. We have selected some of the best things to do in Fort Augustus:
- Loch Ness Cruises - Offering hourly cruises onboard the Nessie Hunter. You may even catch a glimpse of The Loch Ness Monster.
- Iceberg Glass - A small glass blowing studio specialising in hand blown and lamp worked glass - perfect for taking gifts home after your adventures.
- Visit the Caledonian Canal - Constructed during the early 19th century, the canal is hard to miss as it is at the very centre of Fort Augustus. You can watch the boats come through and the water levels changing.
- Visit the Loch Ness View Point and Pepperpot Lighthouse - Where the Canal enters Loch Ness, there are two places worth visiting. On one side of the canal is Loch Ness View Point, an area with a serene panorama of the Loch. On the other side is Pepperpot Lighthouse, supposedly the smallest lighthouse in the UK
- Visit the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition - Learn all about the area and our most famous inhabitant, Nessie!
“Contactless check in a great idea during Covid. Very clean and comfortable room with cosy bed and great power shower which was much needed after a day out cycling. Breakfast in the room was good with decent amount of options. Fresh milk in the fridge too. Great value for money"
Jocelyn L (via Trip Advisor)
“Stayed over night while on a cycle along the Great Glen Way. Arrived in the late afternoon, soaking wet from a long day. Easy self-check-in, room was lovely and warm and clean. The shower was amazing and loved the breakfast items, tea and coffee and wee fridge. Had an amazing sleep in a comfy bed.”
Jo M (via Trip Advisor)