• Fort Augustus

    Fort Augustus

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! 



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