Lock Chambers @ The Caledonian Canal Centre

Fort Augustus, Highland
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1463 725581

Modern rooms on the shores of Loch Ness. Have breakfast and lunch in the café, explore the surrounding area on foot, by canoe or boat


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

These airy rooms are set above an interpretation room dedicated to the famous Scottish engineer Thomas Telford and the history of the Caledonian Canal. They’re just off the main road through Fort Augustus and have views of the canal, the village and the hills beyond. 

Downstairs you’ll find a souvenir shop, a grab and go with sandwiches and good coffee and the café. Here you can have breakfast – continental, full Scottish with haggis, vegetarian or a roll with fillings such as bacon, eggs or black pudding. Simple lunches including homemade Caledonian fish chowder and more seasonal dishes are served until the afternoon. The Boathouse in the grounds of St Benedict’s Abbey on the shores of Loch Ness, five minutes away is worth a visit and there are three pubs serving food just across the bridge too.

The wonderful landscape makes the area great walking and biking country – the Great Glen Way passes through the village – or you can explore the canals by canoe. Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness is half an hour away, Fort William, Ben Nevis and Inverness are an hour.

Lock Chambers @ The Caledonian Canal Centre - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The history of the village and the canal
  • Exploring hills and lochs by day and pubs and restaurants by night
  • You can store canoes and bikes here
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You should know

  • Breakfast is not included
  • There's no fridge available upstairs and you can't have dinner here
  • Fort Augustus can get busy in summer


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
2 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Full Scottish breakfast & lunch, £6.95.


Nightly price
from £70
2 Twin/doubles
From £70
1 Bunk room for 2
From £70
1 Quadruple
From £85
3 Doubles
From £70



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The neighbourhood

Originally called Cille Chumain, or Kiliwhimin in English until the early 18th century, this settlement was renamed Fort Augustus when the English government built a fort in an attempt to keep Highlanders under control after the Jacobite rising of 1715. The area is a year-round destination, often used as a base to explore the area’s hills, lochs and castles, or as a break on the Great Glen Way or the Great Glen Canoe Trail.

Local points of interest from Ben Verbeeren

  • Situated on the southernmost tip of the iconic Loch Ness, the “Lock Chambers” at the Caledonian Canal Centre in Fort Augustus are the perfect venue for an active or relaxing getaway.
  • Iconic Loch Ness is just 200 metres away from the Lock Chambers. Cruise Loch Ness offer excellent 50 minute boat trips on the Loch. With the newly opened LochNess360 there are plenty of viewpoints to hike to around the loch.
  • Urquhart Castle is located about 17 miles north of Fort Augstus on the banks of Loch Ness and was previously one of Scotland’s largest castles. The remains today include the tower house with spectacular views up the Great Glen.
  • At the charming Highland village of Foyers on the south side of Loch Ness you can find the spectacular falls of Foyers. Follow the excellent short trail that leads to the viewpoint.
  • Further afield there is the Hogwarts Express: starting from Fort William, take a journey on the ‘Hogwarts Express’ – also known as the Jacobite Steam Train. It’s a magical journey whether or not you’re a Harry Potter fan.


Ben Verbeeren

Lock Chambers is owned by Scottish Canals, who look after Scotland's canals with the aim of preserving their heritage. The staff are very friendly, welcoming and founts of knowledge.