A serene escape with a fabulously dramatic backdrop
The magic of the Caledonian Canal in Scotland
The Caledonian Canal stretches between Inverness, the capital of the Highlands in the north, to Fort William in the south, giving one a unique view of the hillsides and mountains.
2 hotel barge cruises
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Self-drive boats in this region
Le Boat have 9 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.
Caledonian Canal information
Be prepared for a magical journey through the vast Loch Ness, home to the most famous monster in the world, and the islets of the shallower Loch Oich and the wild Loch Lochy, at the foot of which lies the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis. En route, canoeing, windsurfing and water-skiing are all readily available while on-shore, the Scottish Highlands offers something for everyone. Have fun eagle-spotting, walking and pony trekking, or get on your mountain bikes and cycle the tracks that line the length of the canal.
Harry Potter fans can enjoy a magical day out travelling on the West Highland Railway Line-one of the world's most scenic rail journeys as used by Hogwarts Express.
Wherever you choose to cruise, you can be sure of tasting fine cuisine at lakeside and village restaurants - wild salmon, game and venison are regional specialities. Don't miss the chance to try some Haggis, accompanied by a glass of fine Highland Malt whisky.
Technical and construction information for the Caledonian Canal