Visit Scotland's blog identifies the 10 best man-made wonders in Scotland, voted by the public.
As part of the "Year of Innovation and Architecture" Visit Scotland asked the public to vote for the 10 best man-made wonders in Scotland and not surprisingly the Caledonian Canal was on the list.
7. CALEDONIAN CANAL
Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus where it joins Loch Ness, Highlands
Masterminded by Thomas Telford, the great Scottish engineer, the Caledonian Canal is considered by many to be one of the greatest waterways in the world.
Running just over 60 miles, it stretches from Inverness to Corpach near Fort William, slicing through the length of the majestic Great Glen and taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery that Mother Nature has endowed Scotland with. If you’ve not explored it yet, do it and savour a taste of the Highlands at their most dramatic.
Interestingly, only one third of the entire length is man-made, while the rest is formed by various lochs, including Loch Lochy and Loch Ness.
We had amazing weather yet again on our autumn Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal cruises this year - it really is an idyllic trip!