Fort Augustus  Inverness Shire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Fort Augustus like this:

Fort Augustus, vil., on the Caledonian Canal, and at the head of Loch Ness, Inverness-shire, 31½ miles NW. of Fort William and 32½ miles SE. of Inverness, pop. 530; P.O., T.O. The fort, built after the rebellion of 1715, was occupied by a garrison until 1857; in 1876-1880 it was transformed, by extensive alterations, into St Benedict's Monastery (raised to the dignity of an abbey, 1882), with college, hospitium, scriptorium, and church. The college is designed to provide a liberal education for the sons of the Catholic nobility and gentry.

Fort Augustus through time

Fort Augustus is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Fort Augustus itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fort Augustus, in Highland and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th April 2024

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