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Neptunes Staircase


miles from The Highland Club

"This amazing feat of engineering raises the canal by 19m (62ft) over a quarter of a mile of continuous masonry and takes around 90 minutes for a boat to travel up or down the locks. Built by Thomas Telford between 1803 and 1822, it is the longest staircase lock in Scotland. An ideal location for enjoy ‘gongoozling’ the boats as they travel up and down the lock flight!"

Photo Credit: By aeroid - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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