Built by Thomas Telford between 1803 and 1822, it is the longest staircase lock in Scotland. This amazing feat of engineering raises the canal by 19m over a quarter of a mile and takes around 90 minutes for a boat to travel up or down the locks.
The Caledonian Canal is sixty miles of stunning man-made canal and runs through four beautiful lochs, the last of which is Loch Lochy in Fort William. You can tour the Caledonian Canal by cruise ship, barge, even canoe. We usually just walk and cycle along the paths and enjoy the scenery!