Discover Explore: Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus is a pretty little village at the South end of Loch Ness. It was named after Prince William Augustus who built a Fort here for his soldiers. The Caledonian Canal runs through the centre of the village. This canal stretches 60 miles, all the way from Inverness through Fort Augustus to Fort William! At Fort Augustus the canal joins Loch Ness. Boats use the flight of Locks at Fort Augustus to go up into the canal or down into Loch Ness. In the village you can discover these Locks and explore the canal. There are bridges to cross, gates to find, and creatures to spot. Are you ready to discover Fort Augustus? Visit to download the following missions:

-Trail Mission: Be Nessie’s Guide

– Games Mission: Sail Away

– Buddy Mission: Waterway Detectives

– On the Way Mission: Over the Bridge

Please check venue or site opening times before embarking on your daring mission.

Discover Explore is part of Discovering Places, the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Campaign to inspire people in the UK to discover their local built, historic and natural environments. Discover Explore is an exploration game currently set in the Great Glen and soon to launch in the Lea Valley that encourages families and young people to get outdoors and uncover the stories and history of different locations through a series of daring missions.

To find more information, choose your missions and get your adventure started please visit

Event Date:

1 August 2012 – 1 August 2013, 10am-4pm


Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre, Ardchattan House, Canalside, Fort Augustus, PH32 4BA

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