The worst lock experience I have ever encountered.
Tried calling on the radio from 12:45pm until 2pm
Walked up to find... a lock keeper. Not a soul in sight.
Tried again on the radio at 20min intervals. Zero response.
Went to the toilet at 2pm to 2:07pm
Apparantly someone walked by my boat and sinc I wasn't there, they took every other boat in first and we had to wait another 2hours.
There's lot of interesting engineering in these locks if that's what you're interested in, and if you're not, there's... plenty of coffee shops. If you don't like coffee either, there's ice cream. And if you don't like that, then just sit still and enjoy the view. If you're still not happy, then go for a walk. If that fails, perhaps Fort Augustus is the not the best place for you to visit.read more
Fort Augustus locks or Neptune's staircase is quite a site to see I think there is six lock gates and it is amazing to... watch a boat come all the way from the top to the bottom it is a wonder of engineering Fort Augustus is a nice and clean place to have a rest and a bite to eat before you set off along the banks of Loch Ness on the A82read more
Lovely place, well worth a visit. Very interesting watching the boats going up and down the locks. My only slight... criticism is there's a very smartly dressed piper near to the lock, take a picture of him at your risk, because if you don't pay him he will moan at you. I would have paid but didn't get chance before he had a moan, so l didn'tread more
Loved this beautiful place. The canal is more than 250 years old. Goes to show how technically advanced the Scots were... in the 18th century. Have a nice time with the bagpipers playing in the background of an idyllic beauty. Enough eateries around to please your palette.read more
A nice stop. Different from others. Plenty parking space (don't forget to add money into the meter as we totally missed... that it was a paid spot. We were lucky and didn't get a ticket). We actually had some boats passing through so could see the locks in action.
Some stores nearby (be warned as they aren't cheap)read more
Always busy at Fort Augustus with tour boats taking visitors on the loch. The Ribs go very fast on the loch and might... go down as far as Urquhart Castle,where as the other boat goes at a much slower pace, and slows down to show tourists interesting places on the loch. Well worth a trip especially on sunny,calm days.read more