Great place for a snack lunch and hot drink. Interesting displays about the history of the canal too - the facts and... graphics on the walls would make for a great leaflet or souvenir which I'd have been happy to buy.read more
The lock chambers are great entertainment watching the boats been herded in and the emptying/filling process is quite... an achievement.
The centre itself has basic cafe facilities and small gift shop.read more
Cute little stop on many bus trips. Plenty of options for eating and getting hot drinks. The view of the canal is... lovely. Watching the boats is fun. The public bathrooms were closed. But the center had one that was pretty accessible.read more
Well I stayed here just for a night and it was okay. But I wouldn’t recommend for staying longer. I was expecting a... room with nicer decor as I saw photos online. But the room was blank with no decorations at all. I was a bit disappointed… Also it was very hot inside and no AC, just a fan that wasn’t working very well. It was hard to sleep! However the room was clean and confortable. So just for a night it was okay.read more
Hmm.. reminded me a bit of British Rail catering a few decades ago. The British Waterways Board or whoever it is that... manages this needs to get a commercial business in to run it for them and bring it up to the standard of other visitor attractions in the area.read more
Dropped in here for a coffee on our beginning of the NC500...and I wouldn't drop in again. We wanted a quick coffee and... snack and was met with hostility when we wanted to use the toilets...despite being genuine customers. An older member of staff/owner physically stopped us from using the toilet and the coffee was cold (but nice). If your after a coffee I'd strongly reccomend using one of the other cafes on the locke.read more
One of the most famous lakes in the world. Once you are here, it is obviously to know the reason. Beautiful and clear... water and view. Fresh air. Cute ducks around. Time is always not enough here.read more
Stayed in the Loch Ness room for 2 nights. Bunk beds for kids and big double for us. Massive bathroom. Great balcony.... Lots of tea, coffee etc. Clean and tidy . Lovely staff. Great breakfast downstairs. A great location. We will be back.read more
We stayed in the airbnb above the Caledonian Canal Center! Our stay was wonderful! The room was immaculately clean and... well positioned in the town for walking to the sites and restaurants! In the morning, we grabbed croissant sandwiches for breakfast from the canal center. The sandwiches were great and the staff was super friendly! I would highly recommend this place!read 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
The Moorings is a casual and relaxed restaurant good to grab a bite and to have simple food. Don't expect too much but... portions are good and so are the prices. Not your place if you fancy something a bit more sophisticated. BtW, my carrot cake was a bit dryread more