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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bar
“There is outdoor seating beside the Caledonian Canal and inside there is an open fire for the winter evenings.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“Delicious Bistro Food or Fine Dining (advance booking). Great Place for a special occasion.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Tour Provider
“Fort Augustus is a 30 minute drive from Foyers, the cruises which depart from here are worth making the journey for. The tour guides are fantastic, they'll give you all sorts of interesting facts about the mysterious Loch Ness! Cruises run most of the year however during winter there are only two cruises a day. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Scottish food with a Turkish twist. Views over Loch Ness and situated in Fort Augustus Abbey.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Fish & Chips Shop
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“Best fish & chips in Scotland! Eat them beside the canal (but be sure not to take a table owned by another restaurant).”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hotel
“Spectacular views over Loch Ness. Casual and relaxed fine dining at pub prices. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Tourist Information Center
“At the head of Loch Ness the Telford locks connect the famous Caledonian canal. It’s great place for boat and people watching. Good pubs and shops all around and often a loan piper!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Canal
“At Fort Augustus visitors can also enjoy a visit to the Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre which details the history of the canal. Sit and watch the boats navigating the locks or explore the Clansmen Centre, where appropriately attired guides demonstrate 17th century clan weaponry.”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“On site restaurant and bar, open to public. Great views to North up Loch Ness”
  • 2 locals recommend
Campground
“'The Highland Club Catering Service' for guests at the former abbey of Fort Augustus offering now a fantastic service on site with a luxury range of catering packages like Scottish Charcuterie Platter with local sourced venison, Meal for Little Monsters or Scottish Tapas...please ask your host for more details!”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“What trip to Scotland would be complete without visiting Loch Ness, home of the fabled sea serpent, Nessie? The 23-mile-long deep body of water fills the geological fissure known as the Great Glen, whose steep green walls make it one of Scotland's loveliest sights. Hour-long boat trips from Fort Augustus or drives along the loch's shore reveal stunning rocky peaks of the Scottish Highlands. Tours to Great Glen, such as the 12-hour Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Highlands Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow, stop in the remote and atmospheric Glencoe, scene of the historic massacre of the MacDonald clan in 1692. The entire region is filled with breathtaking scenery of high mountains, rocky ridges, fast-running rivers, and tumbling waterfalls.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Nice home cooking and good bar. My second favourite place to eat in village. Friendly owner is ex pupil of the Abbey School. Booking advisable 01320 366256”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“If you are lucky there may be a cèilidh (dance) at the Village Hall during your stay. It's nothing fancy, just a very real experience of life in the Highlands and family fun that you will never forget. Every Wednesday Night From July 20th to August 31st 8 pm - 10:00pm Entry: £4.50 Adults, £3.50 Concessions, £2.00 Children, 5 and under Free”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“On your day trip from #RushyglenCottages to #LochNess head to the Clansman Centre to visit the Turf-House museum including living shows of how people lived, the food they ate. Demonstrations of Clan weaponry and a chance to re-live the life of Highlanders pre Culloden 1746.”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“Looking for a unique gift to take back to a friend our loved one. Why not pick up something from Fort Augustus's own glass blowing studio!”
  • 2 locals recommend