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Monday, 8 August 2016

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness


Fort Augustus is a lovely picturesque small town on the banks of Loch Ness. It's a bit of a tourist trap, but don't let that put you off. Parking is only 60p for 4 hours (or free if you park just outside of town) and on a sunny day it's a lovely place to walk along the canal and then down to the loch. There are local independent shops to browse, raspberries from nearby farms for sale by the street side and lots of places to sit outside for lunch or a couple of drinks. You can catch a boat trip from the loch side too - either a speed boat if your nerves will take it, or a quieter more traditional boat tour and the kids will love the chance to paddle and skim stones in the loch. Here are a few pictures from our afternoon:- 

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness


A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness - The Bothy

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

A Postcard from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness


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Disclosure: We paid for our own trip
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8 comments

  1. Your photos really do look like postcards, it looks like you had perfect weather!

    I remember reading a post about the iPhone 6 vs DSLR, have you changed your camera recently by any chance as your photos are looking extra amazing!

    Ami x

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    1. Thanks Ami - no I don't have a new camera - I just actually edit them a bit now! LOL

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  2. It's such a gorgeous place, the whole of the Highlands are heavenly and you clearly had the best weather ever because your glorious technicolour images showcase the halcyon holiday days of summer perfectly.

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  3. Amazing photos. I love going on boat rides on canals and waiting for the water when needing to go over. Looks absolutely beautiful.

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  4. Amazing photos! I'm from Scotland but I've never visited here. Definitely need to now. What a beautiful family you have!

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  5. Oh my goodness! This is just truly amazing - your photos are totally stunning! H x

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  6. It is beautiful, I can imagine a completely different way of life here that would be a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of England!

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  7. Love that place, hired a boat a couple of times and cruised the Caledonian Canal from Inverness to Fort William and back, a fantastic way to spend a week, the kids absolutely loved it, there's so much to see in the area we keep going back.

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