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  • October 14, 2019 7:09 pm local time

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Lock Chambers

Lisa
Lisa

15:29 21 Sep 19

Nice place to stop for a coffee and light meal. It’s kept pretty tidy but the toilets were in need of a tidy up round 3 and I’m pretty sure the lady next to me was out of toilet paper as I heard her come out and get some paper towels. The staff seemed friendly but also caught up in their own conversations as once I was handed my change the girl walked off before I could ask a question. It’s a fair place to stop by thoughread more

StillVision Photography
StillVision Photography

13:07 07 Sep 19

Immaculately clean place to stay right on the lochs. Bed was super comfy and room perfect. The only strange thing is it's completely self check in and out! We never saw anyone...read more

Mark Davis
Mark Davis

07:00 07 Sep 19

Interesting canal history, very nice cafe and gift shop: Stopped in Fort Augustus on our way South, from visiting Loch Ness. Fort Augustus seems a much nicer place to stop in than Fort William (in our opinion).

The Caledonian Canal centre is literally a stone's throw from the canal and shows the history and development of the canal, which is educational for all ages. There's a very nice cafe with lovely food and a gift shop too.

The cafe/seating area is nice and modern but not that big and because of where the centre's located, it can get quite busy - so if you're in a hurry, it may be better to eat early, to avoid waiting.read more

Mike A
Mike A

13:20 03 Sep 19

Really interesting & up to date visitor centre! Great information, shop and cafe. Well worth a stop and look inside. Right next the canal.read more

Elia Bigliotti
Elia Bigliotti

17:15 29 Aug 19

Spectacular place to stay. Right in the city center, view on the canal and amazing room: modern and well-finished! Sluice gates and rotating bridge right outside your window will be like a show to your inner little engineer. Highly reccomendend also the Caledonian Canal Center right below the rooms, where we had the best scottish breakfast of the holiday. Just book here, you won't regret it!read more

Celty Vanderford
Celty Vanderford

20:49 27 Aug 19

Great location, right next to the locks. We had some ice cream and we were really happy with the scoop sizes as well as the vegan options available! Highly recommended!read more

Marc Fallon
Marc Fallon

08:13 21 Aug 19

Nice coffee and cake, good shop, but very limited seating and it is often busy, has a nice outside seating area by the river, but desperately needs more tables and chairs out there and crucially some large parasols for when it's raining! Potential customers were walking back out the door because of the lack of seating.read more

Tomomi T
Tomomi T

20:24 14 Aug 19

The rock keeper was so nice and friendly. He answered our question kindly.

Rafael Araujo
Rafael Araujo

20:46 11 Aug 19

Great location & view. Friendly staff. Great directions (sent by email) on how to get there, plus parking, plus how to retrieve key. Spotless room, and very comfortable. Great price, in front of Chanel which leads to Ness lake. I really recommend it.read more

Jacqueline Baxter
Jacqueline Baxter

21:02 05 Aug 19

Excellent place and good place to visit. Lovely staff and nice food which is made to order.

Si Pescod
Si Pescod

14:49 05 Aug 19

Helpful and friendly staff and good coffee. Excellent ice cream and sorbet in cones. Interesting canal displays and information. Clean toilets and free water.read more

Patrick McGettigan
Patrick McGettigan

08:38 23 Jun 19

I walked the Great Glen Way which runs along the canal for a significant part of the route. Great walk to take. 79 miles from Fort William to Invernessread more

Tamsin Ryeng
Tamsin Ryeng

20:08 15 Jun 19

The views are breathtaking and the staff are super helpful and very well informed. Only downside is that there are not enough mooring berths with electricity or water. Seems to be reserved for the rented boats more than your usual sailor and we're not there in the busy time of mid summer either. Maybe work on that bit?read more

Mark du Toit
Mark du Toit

10:29 06 Jun 19

Interesting to learn about the canal and the way the locks work. Picturesque setting. Quaint little cafes.

Katyayani Prabhu
Katyayani Prabhu

21:50 03 Jun 19

Quick bite stop. They serve soups, coffee, tea, cakes etc. Gift items available for purchase. When we were here, we witnessed the bridges opening so as to let the boats out. They leveled the water levels first. And proceeded to open two bridges while halting the traffic. This was not something that I had witnessed before and cannot guarantee this everytime you visit.read more

Doug Bainton
Doug Bainton

17:29 29 May 19

Usual range of local gift stuff some good quality. Interesting timeline for the history of the canal. Good cafe for snacks and light meals. Friendly staff..
Can spend lots of time watching boats negotiating the 6 locks. Staff might let you operate the lock gate controls. Great fun as long as it's not raining
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Unnikrishnan KP
Unnikrishnan KP

15:53 10 May 19

A great place to understand the marvel of engineering and Thomas Telford's feats. A busy but nice place for a nice coffee. The food is also goodread more

sheena crosby
sheena crosby

14:50 13 Apr 19

Loved it, smashing place, plenty of scenery. You can take a trip along Loch Ness or stroll along and just take in the breath taking views. Theirs restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, everything to suit everyone. Worth a visit.read more

Lindsay King
Lindsay King

10:30 08 Apr 19

Had everything we wanted...full kitchen, very cozy communal areas where you can curl up and read a book with wide windows to enjoy the gorgeous surrounding natural beauty. Rooms were very warm and clean, and had what we needed, no bells and whistles. Great spot for larger groups as the room we had could sleep up to 5.read more

Patricia Cuni
Patricia Cuni

10:46 14 Feb 19

Recently opened in 2018, the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre is charming and the perfect place if you want to buy nice souvenirs, grab a bite or learn more about the feat of engineering that the Caledonian Canal is. They have done a fantastic job refurbishing the building. Just wished their opening hours were a bit longer than they are.read more


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