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Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre

Fort Augustus
PH32 4BA

Fort Augustus, at the heart of the Great Glen, is a hive of activity - bustling with boaters, locals and visitors. Take time out here to enjoy the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre. A small but unique venue showcasing the history of the Caledonian Canal from its beginnings to its present day refurbishment.

The Fort Augustus flight of locks is worth exploring even if only for the fascination of watching the boats come and go. The canalside walk to Kytra Lock, delightfully set among the hills, shows you how the Canal ousted the River Oich from its original channel. There are several other good walks through the nearby woodlands and around the village. During the summer months, you can get details of all the walks from the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre.

General Information:

  • Gift shop
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Touch computer screen to explore network of local walks and cycle routes
  • Find out why, when and how the canal was built
  • Lochside pubs and cafés

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Approximately 1 hour's drive on the A82 from either Fort William or Inverness, the Visitor Centre is adjacent to the flight of locks at the centre of Fort Augustus village. Car parking in main village car park.

Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre Postcode for SatNav: PH32 4BA


+44 (0)1320 366 493
+44 (0)1320 366 493

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