Canalside Cottages by Together Travel


You’ve explored the rugged coasts of Scotland and the beautiful lochs, but please let your mind now wander to the idea of Scotland’s canals!! Believe it or not, this is a really exciting time for Scotland’s canals! A lot of money has been invested into the infrastructure, and a holiday on a barge or to a canal-side cottage conveniently allows access to boating, paddling, cycling paths, walking, fishing and interesting trails. Explore the majestic 60-mile Caledonian Canal! If you look at a map of Scotland, this is a huge body of water that covers a large chunk of Scotland’s most beautiful interior areas taking in Loch Ness and Loch Lochy. It cuts through the spectacular Great Glen! A first-rate holiday company (Together Travel) have taken over management of a cluster of golden properties here. This idyllic collection of canal-side holiday cottages, once homes to lock keepers and canal workers, are nestled on the banks of the spectacular Scottish Caledonian Canal, each with it's own breath-taking view. Weaving through some of the most stunning landscapes, these self-catering hideaways can be found on the doorstep of iconic destinations such as Fort William, Fort Augustus, the Cairngorms National Park and Loch Ness. As you breakfast on the patio outside your perfect cottage, you’ll be the envy of other holidaymakers as you wave to the boats and cyclists passing by from your privileged lock keepers positioning. The cottages and cosy bothies within the collection are each unique in their design, setting and personality, and are located throughout this area of breath-taking natural beauty, allowing guests a high quality self-catering holiday experience which is a bit different from the norm. Book a lock side cottage with Natural Retreats and they can also help you make the most out of your trip, assisting with information about holiday activities and so on. There are 11 cottages within the NR canalside portfolio, plus a boat and barge in Glasgow! Check through to their website for full details. Another quick point worthy of note before I go - as part of a tourism and destination development strategy, Scottish Canals is creating the Caledonian Canal Centre, a world class visitor and destination hub at Fort Augustus. Fancy eh!


Various locatons along the Caledonian Canal

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