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The Caladonian Canal is a 60 mile water route through the Great Glen. It runs from Corpach near Fort William in the south west to Inverness in the north east. The canal was built using plans from 1803 byThomas Telford following survey work 30 years earlier by James Watt completion was made in 1847 after further work to make the locks deeper. You can travel the Caledonian Canal through 29 locks covering 38 miles of lochs sailing through Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and finally Loch Ness. Boating holidays are popular and the Caledonian Canal is a perfect place to sail. It was exciting on a summers evening to watch the locks in operation with great floods of water pouring into the locks as some pleasure craft sailed into Fort Augusus to berth for the night. You can visit the Caledonian Canal Heritige Centre and shop to find out more on the workings and history of this great feat of engineering. BTW it is a very pretty and relaxing place too!!

Address: Ardchattan House Canal Side Fort Augustus
Directions: On the A82 between Invergarry and Fort William
Phone: 01320 366493
Website: http://www.waterscape.com

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  • Updated Aug 29, 2006
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