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Fort Augustus

On the southwestern shore of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is a picturesque village of 600 that gets packed with visitors during the summer months. Originally an 18th-century garrison, Fort August lies at the junction of four old military roads.

Surrounded by heather hills and cut in two by the Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus serves as a spot for day-trippers to relax and watch the boats master the longest lock system on the canal. Running from coast to coast, the Caledonian Canal was designed in 1822 to give merchant skippers a shortcut across the country and to help keep boats out of harm’s way. At the time, pesky French pirates were prone to scouring the open seas! Those interested in the canal can find out more at the Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre. Also of interest is the Clansman Centre, which provides insight into 17th-century Highland life.

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Loch Ness, Glencoe og det skotske høylandet på en dagstur med liten gruppe fra Edinburgh

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Utforsk Loch Ness, Glencoe og høylandet på denne 12 timer lange turen fra Edinburgh. Det er avgang fra Edinburgh i minibuss med klimaanlegg, og den ...  Mer informasjon

  • Sted: Edinburgh, Storbritannia
  • Varighet: 12 timer
  • Språk: Engelsk
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