Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus (Scottish Gaelic Cille Chuimein) is a small town in Scotland with 621 inhabitants. It lies at the southern end of Loch Ness. The place can be reached from the east on the B862. By Fort Augustus the A82 from Glasgow to Inverness leads. Your name got the settlement from the Fort Augustus. This was built in the years 1729 to 1742 and named after Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, the Butcher of Culloden. 1867 Thomas Alexander, 12th Lord Lovat purchased the fort and used it as a hunting lodge. His son, Simon Fraser, 13th Lord Lovat, bequeathed the Fort Augustus Benedictine monks. 1876 ​​the fortress was Benedictine. The last monks left the monastery in December 1998. To mention is the five-step lock, which the incoming channel (Caledonian Canal) leads in the Loch Ness.

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