29 September 2018 (10am to 1pm)
The popular term ‘Pepperpot’ lighthouse is used to describe a particular type of small lighthouse that has an architectural style similar to a scaled-up salt or pepper shaker. The Caledonian Canal has three of this type of lighthouse, each comprising a short round tower with a conical roof. The Caledonian Canal Pepperpot lighthouses are the smallest lighthouses in Britain.
The lighthouse at Fort Augustus was built in 1840 to mark the entrance to the Caledonian Canal from South Loch Ness. The lighthouse marks the east side of the canal and leads to a flight of five large canal locks. The lighthouse is readily accessible on foot via a short path along the banks for the canal.
Parking is available nearby in the village
Parking nearby in village