Things to See & Do

It’s no surprise that Fort William and Lochaber is well known as the “Outdoor Capital of the UK”. With its mountains, glens, lochs and beaches you’re guaranteed to experience plenty of breathtaking scenery, no matter if there’s rain or shine. This makes the area the perfect playground for outdoor activities such as walking, climbing, biking, skiing, fishing and sailing – to name but a few. Lochaber is also one of the most geological and biological diverse regions of Scotland, hosting species such as the red deer, pine marten, wild cat, red squirrel, pipstrelle bat, black grouse and mountain hare – amongst many others. Throw in the wide range of local shops, restaurants and bars on offer, and you certainly won’t be stuck for things to do during your stay.

The Glenfinnan Monument

The monument was erected in 1815 and is a moving tribute to the Jacobite clansmen who fought and died in the cause of Prince Charl

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Ben Nevis

The mountain path up Ben Nevis is in fact the old access route to the now ruined weather Observatory and was designed as a rough b

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Crannog Cruises

Evening Cruises During July and August they also offer evening cruises to Loch Eil so you can enjoy the great Lochaber scenery in

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The Commando Monument

Each year on Armistice Sunday a memorial service is held around the monument attended by veterans and their families, together wit

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Ben Nevis Distillery

Incorporated within Ben Nevis Distillery is The Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis Visitor Centre, built into an old warehouse dating

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Neptune’s Staircase

Built by Thomas Telford between 1803 and 1822, it is the longest staircase lock in Scotland. This amazing feat of engineering rais

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Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle

Around an hours drive north on the A82 is Urquhart Castle, on the shores of Loch Ness. Loch Ness is the second largest loch in Sco

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Glencoe

Glencoe is situated less than a half hours drive from Fort William and offers some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland. The

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Jacobite Steam Train

A trip on The Jacobite Steam Railway is described as one of the great railway journeys of the world.

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Nevis Range

Nevis Range Mountain Experience is located 7 miles north of Fort William. The base is situated at Leanachan Forest where you will

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