The Caledonian Canal connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast at Corpach near Fort William. It enables sea going vessels to cross Scotland without going round the treacherous north coast. The canal was constructed by Thomas Telford and opened in 1822. It is about 60miles long, part artificial canal and part natural lochs. The scenery can be spectacular with just a couple of highlights being Laggan Cut, and Urquhart Castle on the shore of Loch Ness.
A very informative, picturesque and useful site is that of LeBoat (Boat Hire company) who offer an illustrated guide to the Caledonian Canal.
- Caley Cruisers. Canal Road. IV3 8NF. 01463 236 328
- Jacobite Cruises. Glenurquhart Rd. IV3 5TD. 01463 233 999
- Cooperative Foods. Telford RP. 74 Telford St. IV3 5LS. 01463 711 500
- Lidl. 77 Telford St. IV3 5LU. 0800 977 7766
- Jammy Piece. 91b Telford St. IV3 5LE. 01463 239 503
- Rocpool Restaurant
- Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
- Urquhart Castle
- Fiddlers Highland Resturant *R.
Please note, it is not safe to moor here if the wind is blowing from the Inverness direction and never moor here overnight. Please do not moor here for longer than two hours.
- Falls of Foyers.