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Shopping And Exhibitions

Iceberg Glass Blowing Studio

Iceberg Glass Blowing Studio Fort Augustus

Glass-blowing studio where you will see glass being heated, shaped and blown to form a range of contemporary jewellery, Scottish souvenirs, life-like cats, vases, hanging decorations and, of course, Nessies!

Canal Bank, Fort Augustus PH32 4BD

Distance From Abbey Cottage 22 Yards / 20 Metres

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Imray Buildings, Canal Bank, Fort Augustus PH32 4BD

Distance From Abbey Cottage 23 Yards / 21 Metres

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The Clansman Centre Fort Augustus Loch Ness

The Clansman Centre Fort Augustus

The Clansman Centre is open April to October, seven days a week, from 10am till 6pm.

Entering through the doors of a 19th century schoolhouse, you will take a step into the 17th. Besides a shop, which specializes in Celtic and locally produced crafts and includes a Scottish armoury, we have recreated the interior of a Highland turf house, where an authentically dressed clansman brings the past back to life. This dangerous looking character explains how families ate, lived and survived here in days of old, takes you through the clan system and local culture, demonstrates the Highland dress (all the mysteries of kilt, plaid and tartan) and teaches you the art of killing or maiming, using ancient weapons.
No boring history lesson, but an entertaining, interactive and informative experience.

The talks are not only available in English, but also in Dutch, French and German on request. It is advisable to book these in advance!

We have seating for about 50 spectators.

We welcome coach parties and even take in groups outside normal opening hours, if you notify us in time.

Fort Augustus PH32 4AU tel 01320 366 444

Distance From Abbey Cottage 37 Yards / 34 Metres

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Kiltane Fort Augustus

Kiltane Fort Augustus

Caledonian Canal Centre, Canal Side, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA

Distance From Abbey Cottage 109 Yards / 99 Metres

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Caledonian Canal Centre

Caledonian Canal Centre

Coffee Shop, Information and Gift shop

Canal Side, Fort Augustus PH32 4BA

Distance From Abbey Cottage 117 Yards / 107 Metres

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Sandwiches and pies

Macdougall Butchers

Family run butchers serving fresh made sandwiches and pies

Canal Side Fort Augustus PH32 4AU

Distance From Abbey Cottage 131 Yards / 120 Metres

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That Cute Little Highland Gift Shop

That Cute Little Highland Gift Shop

Handcrafted arts, crafts and gifts

Canal Side Fort Augustus PH32 4AU tel: 01320 366 854

Distance From Abbey Cottage 149 Yards / 136 Metres

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Supermarket, Petrol and Pharmacy Great Glen Trading Centre

Supermarket Petrol, Pharmacy, Post Office, Newsagent and ATM

The Trading Centre houses a petrol station, Londis shop, gift shop, Post Office, ATM, Newsagent and two clothing outlets. Scottish foods, quality gifts, Nessie souvenir gifts and outdoor clothing.

Main Street, Fort Augustus PH32 4DD

Distance From Abbey Cottage 213 Yards / 195 Metres

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Clog and Craft Shop Invermoriston

Clog and Craft Shop Invermoriston

Clog, bush hat and Celtic leathergoods maker. Deerhorn, hides, native taxidermy and a wide range of Scottish gifts and crafts.
tel: +44 (0)1320 351 318

Distance From Abbey Cottage 5.4 miles / 8.7 KM

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Courtyard Candy

Courtyard Candy

Drumnadrochits traditional sweet shop. choose sweets from over 150 jars. pick n mix and loads more. Ice cream hot drinks, gifts and treats for all occasions.

Drum Farm Courtyard next to fiddlers

Distance From Abbey Cottage 15.2 miles / 24.5 KM

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Loch Ness Monster Exhibition Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness Monster Exhibition

The exhibition was opened by explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. It takes visitors through seven themed areas on a journey from the dawn of time to the third millennium
An insight into the lochs wider significance. Designed and narrated by Loch Ness Project leader, the naturalist Adrian Shine.

Whilst keeping the mystery centre stage, it is placed firmly into the context of a loch with rare and unusual properties: some still motivate expeditions while others can create monsters. Here are the results of that exploration, using the very latest multi-media system, original research equipment and authentic underwater films.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 15.3 miles / 24.6 KM

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R J Rowell based in the central Highlands of Scotland

Highland Art Gallery and Studio

Original Paintings

Original watercolour paintings and limited edition prints by acclaimed artist R J Rowell based in the central Highlands of Scotland

Ros teaches absolute beginners and gets them going painting in the chosen medium, as well as tutoring existing painters.

Oils acrylics and watercolour and beginners drawing.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 17.0 miles / 27.3 KM

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Highland Soap Co Highland Lavender Soap

Highland Soap Co

We are a family run Scottish soap company, our skin care products are handmade with an emphasis on organic, wild harvested natural ingredients and herbal therapy in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Where every stone, tree and river has our richly romantic and heroic history embedded within.

Naturally skin moisturising, our traditionally handmade cold-process soaps gently cleanse, nourish and soothe your skin. We use only the finest natural plant ingredients and the purest essential oils in our skincare products

Distance From Abbey Cottage 19.6 miles / 31.6 KM

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Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum

The Highland Folk Museum brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland peoples. Visitors to this living history Museum can learn how our Scottish Highland ancestors lived, how they built their homes, how they tilled the soil and how they dressed, in a friendly and welcoming environment. An award winning visitor attraction, the Museum not only encapsulates human endeavour and development in Highland life from the 1700s to the present day, but offers an opportunity to explore a beautiful natural setting, home to red squirrels and tree creepers. A great day out for everyone!

Distance From Abbey Cottage 22.2 miles / 35.7 KM

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The Beauly Gallery and Gifts

The Beauly Gallery and Gifts


We would like to extend a warm welcome to you from everyone here at Beauly Gallery. The gallery is located in the centre of the of the small and charming town of Beauly. We are just a short drive from Inverness, the Highland capital, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. To find out more about the some of the attractions on our doorstep, just click here... Directions and contact information can be found here...

The Gallery

The gallery celebrates the essence of the Highlands, with works from locally and nationally acclaimed artists. Through-out the year our gallery exhibitions feature the work of: Christine O'Keeffe, Gwen Black, Janis Mennie and Nicola MacDonell, all familiar local artists who have a firm following in the Highland region and far beyond, alongside Internationally acclaimed artists such as John Lowrie Morrision, (Jolomo) and Davy Brown.

A Little Different

We have scoured the country to find the very best in Scottish Arts & Crafts so you can select that special gift for your friends and family (or maybe that little something for yourself). Stuck for an idea for that wedding, christening or birthday, we can help. We have all sorts of gifts for ladies and gents, of all ages. The one thing all our products have in common is fine workmanship, originality and flair - all this and prices to suit every pocket.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 24.8 miles / 39.9 KM

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Treasures of the Earth

Treasures of the Earth

Welcome to Treasures of the Earth, Europe’s finest private collection of Crystals, Gemstones and Fossils.

You will be amazed by this incredible display, which took nature more than 500 Million years to create.

Housed in an atmospheric simulation of caves, caverns and mining scenes, you will find crystals over a meter tall and geodes over 7 feet tall; fossilised remains from tiny insects trapped in amber to vicious prehistoric monsters like our fossil Mosasaur.

See real Gold and Silver, ancient Petrified Wood, Rubies, Diamonds and Emeralds.

Learn about the largest Gold Nugget ever discovered and the History of the Scottish Gold Rush, and watch crystals magically change colour and glow in our UV Cave.

Come, experience the magic, and wonder which will leave the whole family in awe.

Corpach Fort William PH33 7JL

Distance From Abbey Cottage 26.6 miles / 42.9 KM

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Inverness Floral Hall

Inverness Floral Hall

Inverness Floral Hall is a unique visitor attraction that offers a tranquil break amidst beautiful floral displays. It was opened in 1993 by Prince Edward and has been inspiring local gardeners and visitors from all over the world ever since.

Our climatically controlled glass house features winding pathways along which you can discover a superb array of subtropical plants, a cascading waterfall and a pool full of friendly Koi Carp.

The adjoining cactus house shows an award winning range of succulents from all over the world with many of the specimens provided and maintained by experts from the Inverness Cactus & Succulent Society

Distance From Abbey Cottage 27.4 miles / 44.1 KM

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Titanic Museum

Titanic Museum

Marvel at the magnificent Titanic 1:10 scale model which size allows you to go inside and explore the

Parisian cafe’,the bridge and the marconi wireless room.

Get claustrophobic in the sphere of the replica Nautile submarine, one of the mini submersibles that dives 3 miles down to the Titanic.

Send an SOS on the Marconi wireless and hear the awesome roar of the Titanic’s fog horn.

Peruse the many images of the Titanic in the main building and view art deco ship posters of the era.

Step on board and and bait some creels on the Guiding Star,a West Coast creel fishing boat which was the last built at Inverness’s hornbush slipway.

Find things to see and do in the 10 1/2 ton steel wheel house of the Achieve fishing trawler from Fraserburgh’s east coast. Try on a survival suit - see how quickly you can do it.

Explore a 45ft Watson class life boat that originally saved 58 lives.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 28.4 miles / 45.8 KM

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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Explore the art, history and heritage of the Highlands

Explore Scottish history and discover how the highlands are linked with the rest of the world. Have the opportunity to get face to face with a pine marten and scratch a badger's belly. Experience Highland contemporary art and crafts and unlock a medieval chest - or just have a cup of tea.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 28.5 miles / 45.9 KM

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Castle Gallery Inverness

Castle Gallery Inverness

The Castle Gallery was described in the Independent newspaper as one of the best reasons to visit Inverness

Promoting the work of established artists and emerging talent including that of...
Blandine Anderson, Mychael Barratt, Veta Gorner, Anita Klein, Karolina Larusdottir, Angie Lewin, Shazia Mahmood, Ian McWhinnie, David Meredith, Maureen Minchin, Katrin Moye, Graham Muir, Trevor Price, Janine Partington, Jonathan Shearer, Katy Spong, Arie Vardi, Vega and Fiona Watson.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 28.5 miles / 45.9 KM

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Glenfinnan Monument

Glenfinnan Monument

Framed amid typically spectacular Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel with sweeping glens as a backdrop, stands this poignant monument to the final Jacobite Rising. The lone kilted highlander atop the 18m high column surveys the land, where the Highland way of life was soon to be cruelly extinguished.

A Visitor Centre tells the full story of the ’45. Come along, take in the view and prepared to be stirred by this tumultuous chapter in Scotland’s history which could well have been a global turning point.

A new exhibition was unveiled at Glenfinnan Visitor Centre in April 2013

Distance From Abbey Cottage 34.2 miles / 55.1 KM

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Highland Aviation Museum Hun

Highland Aviation Museum

We have a number of aircraft, aircraft cockpits, engines and other exhibits, as well as a fire engine. Many of the cockpits are open and visitors can climb inside, a rare experience not to be missed.

Squeeze into the Lightning and get a feel for what it was like to be a pilot in the Mach2 + single-seat interceptor. Walk into the Herald and experience being a passenger or one of the crew. The Valiant section will take you back to the Cold War era, with its mass of black boxes and huge flying controls.

Then there's our most recent addition the Nimrod MR2, which is open for guided tours at no extra charge. The section is complete from the forward over-wing escape hatches to the front cockpit, so step inside to experience the atmosphere of arguably the world's best multi-role surveillance and attack aircraft.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 35.6 miles / 57.3 KM

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Groam House Museum

Groam House Museum

Our lovely museum is an outstanding centre for Pictish and Celtic Art in Ross-shire. The unique display is focused on 15 carved Pictish stones which all originated in the village, an important centre of early Christianity. The sculptures are amongst the works of Pictish Art that inspired George Bain, the ‘father of modern Celtic design’, most of whose surviving artwork is in the care of the museum. The pride of the collection is the magnificent Rosemarkie cross-slab, decorated with enigmatic Pictish symbols and Christian crosses.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 37.3 miles / 60.0 KM

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Bric A Brac

Aladdins cave of unusual bargains

A87 Road to Portree, Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye

Distance From Abbey Cottage 46.3 miles / 74.6 KM

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