Pay a visit to the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre

When you are in Fort Augustus you must stop by the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre. With all-year-round facilities, you can access it whatever the time of year you visit Loch Ness. Here everything is thought of. Find information guides, peruse a lovely gift shop, enjoy delicious homemade Scottish produce in their cafe and book adventures. Sitting by the canal at Canal Side, Fort Augustus, this is a great stop for all visitors and locals. Open from 9am- 6pm, 7-days a week there is no excuse to not pop in.


Stocks some lovely mementos

Bespoke souvenirs that you can only find here!

Gift Shop

Here this Loch Ness gift shop stocks some lovely goods for you to take away as a nice memento of your trip. And these include souvenirs that you can only find here. Bespoke Scottish Canals ranges, unique Caledonian Canal souvenirs found nowhere else and items clad in their very own heritage prints from their own archive and tweed. Beautifully decorated mugs, tea towels, books, cards, cushions, scarves, Nessie souvenirs (of course) and much more are for sale in this lovely gift shop. Additionally for those tackling the Great Glen Way, be it by boat, bike or on foot, there are maps, first aid kits, guidebooks and probably, most importantly… midge hoods! Trust the Scots on this one, this will be your best buy for a damp summer evening in Scotland!

Visitor information

And, being a visitor centre it has been set up to provide a wealth of information on the local heritage and famous local features of the Great Glen, Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. As a result, giving you a great background on many of the well-known sites, their history and heritage that you may see on your travels. This makes for a much more meaningful and interesting visit when you know a bit more about the places you visit.

Enjoy some refreshments in the cafe and book in some action packed fun!

Why not after all that shopping and learning, enjoy a great cuppa and some cake? Here the cafe sells delicious homemade food with locally sourced produce. Furthermore, the grab and go service provides great coffee and ice cream from the Black Isle.

As well as all the above, you can book some fun-filled watersports available in the local area. In Your Element and Active Highs offer a range of fun water activities to get involved with. And you can book onto these here at the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre. So when you are in Fort Augustus head to this great hub! Make the most of all the facilities on offer 7-days a week!!


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