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Make a holiday apartment in Fort Augustus your home away from home

Nestled along the southern tip of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. The tiny village is home to just 700 permanent residents and acts as an excellent base for visitors to explore the beautiful landscapes of the Highlands. Known as ‘The Gateway to Loch Ness’, the mysterious and breathtaking loch is naturally the biggest attraction in the area. However, most visitors also find that they are enchanted by the wilderness surrounding Fort Augustus. Equidistant from Inverness and Fort William, the area offers striking natural beauty and is full of waymarked trails for hikers of all experience levels. HomeAway has a number of well-appointed holiday apartments in Fort Augustus that can ensure a comfortable stay for all budgets and sizes of travelling parties. Many Fort Augustus holiday apartments listed by HomeAway offer newly renovated facilities with additional perks including internet access and a pool, making them really feel like a home away from home.

Things to do

-Sightseeing: Cruising on Loch Ness is possible throughout the year and each season brings a new set of colours, sights, and sceneries. Day cruises depart regularly from Fort Augustus and offer everything from leisurely sightseeing to exhilarating powerboat trips. Of course, visitors should keep an eye out for legendary Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Fishing is also a popular activity along the loch. The waters closest to Fort Augustus are filled with brown trout, salmon and sea trout.

-Walking: The Great Glen Way runs from Fort William to Inverness and Fort Augustus is right in the middle of it. In total the trail is 79 miles long, but most novice hikers are happy to complete just a few! As the village is so small, visitors can easily walk from Fort Augustus holiday homes right to the trail and start north towards Inverness or south towards Fort William. The trail south is generally considered easier and a good option for beginners is to walk down to Loch Oich and back for a round trip of 12 miles.

-Biking and hiking: The Corrieyairack Pass is another popular hiking and mountain biking trail that takes advantage of an old military road running from Fort Augustus to Laggan. Having not been maintained for years, the road is not suitable for vehicles and is therefore a traffic-free route. The road is about 25 miles long and reaches an altitude of 2,500 ft. Hikers can generally complete the journey in 11 hours, whilst mountain bikers can finish in 3-6 hours.

-Historical attractions: The Caledonian Canal runs all the way from Fort William up to Fort Augustus and feeds into Loch Ness. Fort Augustus is home to the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre, which is an excellent place to learn about the history of the canal. It’s a popular place with visitors in Fort Augustus holiday apartments as it is offers a great vantage point from which to watch boats passing through the canal.

-Museums The Clansman Centre is a lovely visitor attraction located right in Fort Augustus. It contains a small museum that illustrates what life was like in 17th-century Scotland. During the high tourist season, visitors can watch a live performance on 17th-century Highland life. The centre also has a shop that sells a wonderful selection of traditional Celtic crafts.

Weather in Fort Augustus

The weather in Fort Augustus is relatively cool. Winters are quite cold, snow is not uncommon, and it is not unusual for average temperatures to hover around 0°C. Highest average temperatures can reach 20°C in the summer months, which is naturally when most people choose to visit the area. This region of Scotland receives a lot of rainfall, especially in the winter months, so dressing accordingly is essential.

Travel to Fort Augustus

Because of its relatively remote location, it’s best to plan on driving to Fort Augustus. The holiday apartments in Fort Augustus are located pretty close to the centre of the village, but it would be difficult to travel around the area without a car. The village is just 33 miles from Fort William and 34 miles from Inverness, both of which are pretty easy to reach. Both towns have rail stations and Inverness also has an airport that services flights from around the UK. Car hire is widely available from either location. Fort Augustus itself is located on the A82, which runs along Loch Ness and connects Fort William with Inverness.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great Historic Accommodation

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The Chapter House was a great place to stay and Fort Augustus was a great location to base oneself for everything the highlands has to offer. The apartment was comfortable and the building had lovely historic features that set it apart from other accommodation and was very spacious. I would definitely recommend this accommodation to anyone looking to book a unique and special place in the highlands. Only problems were the cleanliness of the the cups, plates and cutlery, which had obviously been put back into cupboards dirty before we got there, so we had to wash everything before using it. I also thought that some of the furniture such as the lounge and beds could do with some updating, as it was looking a bit worn and uncomfortable. We also received no complementary toiletries as was stated we would in the apartment description when we booked. Those were only little things that wouldn't stop me from booking again however. Overall great stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      The Croft.....a fantastic home in an amazing location!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I loved our holiday in Scotland!!! We went on lots of walks through the local mountains and lochs. The house was really funny with the grass on the roof! (Oscar age 8)👍🏻 We had a secret curtain covering a door that goes outside to a Ping-pong table. (Katie age 6)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017