St Benedict's Abbey
About the Resort
In the Scottish Highlands, located on the southern shores of Loch Ness, is the magnificent St Benedict’s Abbey, the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a truly luxurious break. You’ll find yourself within 20 acres of gorgeously landscaped ground, surrounded by the gorgeous scenery of the loch, the Caledonian Canal, and the picturesque village of Fort Augustus. The views are truly stunning and the unspoilt ambience makes this the ideal location to relax and explore.
The luxury apartments at St Benedict’s Abbey are based within its original Grade A gothic buildings, adding a touch of historic wonder to the welcoming accommodation. The abbey and its grounds offer a range of superb amenities to really make your stay special, including a restaurant, swimming pool, gym, lounge, and plenty of outdoor space and facilities for games and other pursuits. And of course, it makes the perfect home base from which to explore your Highland surroundings.
Things to Try
This company organises exciting activities including archery, clay pigeon shooting, axe throwing, and more, with fantastic instructors on hand to ensure your group will easily get the hang of it, no matter how experienced. With a scenic setting close to Loch Ness, it’s a really unique way to pass the time.
Caledonian Canal Centre
The Caledonian Canal Centre provides information, souvenirs, and tasty food. Find out all about the history of the local area, pick up superb locally sourced goods, and enjoy some homemade Scottish dishes in the welcoming café. Or just stop in and grab a takeaway coffee or local artisan ice cream.
The famous town of Fort William, known as the gateway to Ben Nevis and the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, is less than an hour’s drive from Fort Augustus, and is definitely worth a visit during your trip, whether you’re planning on climbing the UK’s highest mountain or not.
Just over an hour’s drive from Fort Augustus you’ll find the city of Inverness, known as the largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. There’s so much to see and do here that it’s certainly worth a day trip, with the comfort of your apartment to return to afterwards.
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For Food and Drink
For refreshing drinks or a tasty pub meal, the Lock Inn boasts a fantastic location right next to the canal, perfect for enjoying the ambience while also savouring your food. And if you’re in the mood for some delicious fish and chips, head over to Monster Fish and Chips Co.
Explore the history of Fort Augustus with visits to its various tourist centres. Pop in to the Caledonian Canal Centre to find out about the heritage of the canal, the Great Glen, and Loch Ness, and visit the Clansman Centre for exhibits, a gift shop, and some live shows.
Staying in a stunning location right next to Loch Ness, you’ll want to get out on the water at least once. Cruise Loch Ness is based right next to St Benedict’s Abbey and offers the option of a leisurely sight-seeing cruise or a heart-pumping RIB speedboat trip around the loch.