The Cutest Little Lighthouse, Fort Augustus, Scotland
At the entrance to the Caledonian Canal in Fort Augustus sits this darling little “Pepper Pot” lighthouse, built in 1840. I bet you can guess how this style got its name - its like a giant pepper shaker. (There is a similarly adorable architectural style called the Salt Shaker lighthouse, which starts out square at the base.)
You can see this little cutie from either a short walk along the Canal, or from the deck of a Loch Ness cruise. On my last visit in 2019 I walked to it but I also took to the water with Cruise Loch Ness - you know how much I love the exhilaration of a boat ride! You can’t beat the thrill of bracing against winds that take your breath away, and who needs hairstyling and makeup when windswept hair and rosy cheeks are complimentary!
There are three of these lights on the Canal, the others located in Corpach and Gairlochy. You might be surprised to learn however, that they are not the smallest lights in Scotland. Do you know which one claims that title?
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