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Fort Augustus

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Fort Augustus

Geographically in the heart of the highlands and originally called Cille Chuimean, the town was renamed following the 1st Jabobite rebellion by King George II after his son William Augustus, (he later earned the title 'Butcher Cumberland` following the battle of Culloden). The Fort built by General Wade was blown up by Prince Charlie’s forces in 1745 and the remaining barracks were purchased by Lord Lovat in 1876. When it was leased to the Benedictine Monks they set about converting it to an Abbey and installed Scotland`s 1st Hydro scheme. The last Monks left in 1988.

Great Glen Way

A 73 mile walk from Inverness to Fort William.
Tips. Best views are walking north to south. If you have problems with accommodation elsewhere, Fort Augustus is linked by bus to most points along the route allowing you to stay more than one night at Bank House.

The Caledonian Canal

The Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea were joined when the Caledonian Canal was completed in 1822 having taken 17 years. It was now possible to sail the 60 miles from Loch Linnhe at Fort William, through Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness to reach Inverness. The five locks at Fort Augustus lift the water a total of 40ft



Station Road, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, PH32 4AY

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