Adventures at Fort Augustus | Natural Retreats

Adventures at Fort Augustus

Situated right in the middle of the stunning Caledonian Canal it is little wonder Fort Augustus is considered a central point for many visitors to the Highlands, with both Inverness & Fort William within easy reach and the Cairngorm National Park just over an hour’s drive away. It offers everything you would expect from a relaxing and tranquil setting, however if you are looking for something a bit more adventurous water sports, cycling & hiking can all be found close by.

Our Top 5 Adventures Near Fort Augustus

Loch Ness Cruises
Hop on-board Loch Ness Cruises, where you can decide to take a gentle cruise trip down Scotland’s Largest and Deepest Loch or, if you are feeling that bit more adventurous, then jump onto the rib boat instead and enjoy some high-speed fun!

Urquhart Castle
The ruins of Urquhart Castle sit on the Banks of Loch Ness, a short 20 minute drive from Fort Augustus. With its wild natural beauty and 1000 years of exciting history, Urquhart Castle offers a taste of what the dramatic Highlands has to offer, this is definitely a must do on your visit to this incredible corner of Scotland!

Invermoriston Falls
Just a short 7 miles North of Fort Augustus, the Invermoriston Falls offer stunning views all around. The best day to visit the falls is on a Tuesday, when the Dundreggan dam has been released - the waters can get pretty dramatic and are a spectacle to behold! Young explorers can also enjoy a game of 'pooh sticks' off the iconic Thomas Telford Bridge.

Active Highs
Situated just a few miles North on the A82 and based on the banks of Loch Oich, this is the place to head if you’re after an outdoor adventure - from Funayaking & White Water Rafting to Climbing & Abseiling, Active Highs could keep you busy for days!

Rare Breeds Croft
Get yourself acquainted with the locals at the Rare Breeds Croft located just a few minutes’ drive outside of the village. This interactive experience allows you to get up close to some beautiful Highland natives including the Highland Cow and Red Deer.

To book your next adventure on the Caledonian Canal, call our Xplore Team on 01625 416430 or browse our Canalside Cottage collection.