Fort Augustus - UK, Scotland

Set at the south-western end of Loch Ness in northern Scotland, Fort Augustus marks the entry point of the Caledonian Canal from Loch Oich through four locks in the heart of town. It is the site of a fort built in 1715 after the Jacobite rising that was captured by Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745. There is a Benedictine Abbey and School on the site now. From here, General Wade built a 22 mile military road to Speyside, climbing to 2500ft over the Corrieyairack Pass. Today it is only a stony track. Visit Urquhart Castle and Invermoriston Falls from here.