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"From East to West" Top 5 Page for this destination Highland Transportation Tip by nickandchris

Highland Transportation: 18 reviews and 58 photos

  Neptune's Staircase
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  • Neptune's Staircase - Highland
      Neptune's Staircase
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  • Watching the progress at the staircase. - Highland
      Watching the progress at the staircase.
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  • Neptune's Staircase 2009 - Highland
      Neptune's Staircase 2009
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The Caledonian Canal, starting at Corpach in the west and ending at Inverness in the east, is a 60 mile short-cut across the country. It saves on the long voyage around western Scotland.
38 miles of it include Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness with the remaining 22 miles on canals. There are 29 locks on the Caledonian Canal, Neptunes Staircase near Fort William having an impressive ladder of 8 locks over 500 metres.

British Waterways (Scotland) own it and there are plans to repair the canal and upgrade facilities.

othercontact: British Waterways
Type: Ship/Boat

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 19, 2009
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