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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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                                                                                            Perfect vacation spot

                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            Owner contacted me for a review. In May last year, we stayed for 7 nights at the Highland Club. The apartment (MoatHouse 9) was unique, spacious, beautifully finished and fully equipped. We stayed in a few nights and cooked ourselves, the kitchen was clean and had everything we needed. The apartment occupied two floors (a bit steep however) and had two ground floor entrances. We were able to park right outside the door. Everything in the apartment was top notch and it was so quiet and peaceful. The abbey building itself was absolutely stunning, overlooking loch ness - we took the Loch Ness Boat trip cruise from the village but did'nt spot the monster ! The spa, gym and swimming pool were just open and spanking new – great leisure facilities ! The games room was spectacular! P.S. Have to mention the Lochside restaurant - it was onsite. What a location - thought we were on a boat, excellent food, friendly staff and only two minutes walk from our apartment.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Aug 2015

                                                                                            Comfortable, well appointed and well maintained.

                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            The flat was very comfortable, contained everything that we needed during our twelve day stay and, being part of The Highland Club, allowed us access to all of its facilities such as the heated indoor pool and sauna. Fort Augustus proved to be an ideal base from which we were able to make day trips to many parts of The Highlands.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                            Lovely home from home, great base for exploring the highlands

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                                                                                            We spent a week in July at Ard Beag - myself, my husband and our 3 daughters (aged 6, 4 and 1). The house is in a lovely location and is spacious and very well equipped, including a travel cot and a high chair for the wee one, as well as lots of dvds, games and cds. It's an easy walk into the centre of Fort Augustus, which is a lovely little town with plenty of options for eating out. It's also in a great location for exploring further afield - we visited Urquhart Castle, did lots of cycling in various locations and took a trip to Landmark Adventure Park. Kids were very sad to be heading home! I would thoroughly recommend.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016