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Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre

Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre, free entry


Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre

01320 366493


Fort Augustus,
PH32 4BA


Fort Augustus, at the heart of the Great Glen, is a hive of activity - bustling with boaters, locals and visitors. Take time out to enjoy the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre. A small but unique venue showcasing the history of Thomas Telford's Caledonian Canal from its beginnings to its present day rejuvenation.

Find out why, when and how the canal was built. Use our touch screen computer to explore the network of local walks and cycle routes. Watch the lock keepers guide the boats through the dramatic flight of locks. See how locks help boats travel uphill. Enjoy a meal at one of the lockside pubs and cafes.

Opening details

Open 7 days April - October from 10.00 - 17.30. Closed for lunch between 1.30pm 2pm.


Free entry



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Map reference: NH 377092  Lat: 57.14493 Long: -4.68406