Fort Augustus Village is at the southern end of Loch Ness and was originally built as a barracks after the Jacobite Rebellion. The village is split in two by Telfords Canal which follows the Great Glen all the way between Fort William and Inverness. The Chalet Park is situated on the Great Glen Way approximately half way between the two. In the heart of the Highlands Fort Augustus is the ideal base for visiting local attractions as well as being central to the remainder of the Highlands. The village itself has a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops. There is lots for all the family to do locally including:
Watch the boats negotiate the flight of locks from Loch Ness up to the Caledonian Canal
Take a boat trip on Loch Ness
Walk along the famous Great Glen walk; the park being an ideal stop-off area.
Local 9 hole golf course with clubs available for hire
See the splendors of Ben Nevis (twenty five minutes by car)
Visit the famous Urquhart Castle (twenty minutes by car)
Visit Drumnadrochit Village and monster exhibition (thirty minutes by car)
Pony trekking at Borlam Farm (twenty five minutes by car)
Falls of Foyers (thirty five minutes by car)
Visit Inverness capital of the Highlands (one hour by car)
Go to Skye for the day (bridge is one hour by car)
Dolphin spotting on the Moray Firth (one hour by car)
The lockside bars and restaurants with outside seating [ have views down onto Loch Ness ] offer a varied choice of menus and an excellent range of local Scottish delicacies and traditional whiskies.
Centrally located in the Great Glen, most of the Scotland’s Highlands attractions are within one and a half hours drive. The world famous Loch Ness, as already mentioned, the mysteries that it contains [ or not? ] such as Nessie the equally famous monster, the Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle, Glenfinnan Monument, viaduct and railway made even more famous by the Harry Potter movies, the rail journey from Fort William to Mallaig and return is said to be one of the most beautiful in the U.K. Visit Inverness the capital of the Highlands and the Moray Firth and see dolphins, seals and otters.
If you like walking, cycling and canoeing ,watching local wild life such as birds, deer and pine martins, or you just want to relax and unwind in our chalets, Fort Augustus is the place to be, so whether its for a short break or your main holiday come and visit us soon.
Fancy a 5 minute stroll into the village to try out the local hostelries and a 10 minute stagger back ? or just sit back and relax outside your chalet on the patio furniture [ sunshine not guaranteed ! ] in the peaceful location with your bottle of wine or can of lager/beer. Hire a cycle for the morning or afternoon and cycle along the towpath/Great Glen Way for 6 miles to Aberchalder swing bridge and refresh yourself at the tea-rooms before you cycle back. What ever you decide to do, we hope you will have many fond memories of your stay with us and we will see you again in the near future as many of our visitors return year after year. After all Fort Augustus is the 'Best Kept Secret on Loch Ness'