Fort Augustus self catering holidaysHoliday rentals - cottages to rent in Fort Augustus, Highlands

Fort Augustus needs no introduction being known throughout the world for its ledgendary Loch Ness Monster. Whilst Loch Lomond is the largest Scottish loch by surface area, Loch Ness is the largest by volume in the UK due to its average depth of 132m.

Renting a holiday cottage around Loch Ness offers much more than the local walking trails. It provides easy access to the wonders of the Great Glen that was formed by a tectonic collision 390 million years ago. The glen is home to the UK’s highest mountains, four huge lochs and stretches diagonally from Fort William at start of the Caledonian Canal all the way to Inverness.

At a glance...
Great Glen
Family friendly villages
Rivers & waterfalls
Medieval castles
Airports Glasgow, Edinburgh
Main towns - Fort William & Inverness

Featured cottages around Fort Augustus

Many of the holiday home cottages around Fort Augustus have panoramic views of the Caledonian canal, loch and mountains which adds to the feeling of being away from the hussle and bustle of every day life.

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Things to see & do in and around Fort Augustus

In addition to wandering around the pretty villages that hug the shores of Loch Ness, wining, dining and sight seeing, there are plenty of things to see and do for the whole family around Fort Augustus and the Great Glen.

A few suggestions....
Loch Ness Exhibition Centre
Great Glen Way - walking trail from Fort William to Inverness
Explore the ruins of Invergarry Castle
Falls of Foyers - spectaculat 140ft waterfall in the village of Foyers
Hire a boat and cruise the Calidonian Canal
Day trip to Inverness, the cultural capital of the Highlands
Explore Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness
Spend a day in the Cairngorm National Park and see the activity centre
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Our view on cottage holidays around Fort Augustus

With a fantastic location in the Great Glen, Fort Augustus is one of the top spots for a staycation cottage holiday in the Scottish Highlands. It's a wonderful family holiday destination, full of tradition, rich in culture, history and packed with things to see and do for the whole family.