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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 rainingread more
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
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
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