|Aluminium Story Visitor Centre.
Exhibits of the aluminium story in Kinlochleven.
Off B863 Kinlochleven
Open Apl - Oct (winter limited)
Tel 01855 831663
|Ardnamurchan Point Lighthouse.
The most westerly point of Britain. Exhibition.
Open Apl - Oct
Tel: 01972 510210
|Ben Nevis. Britain's highest
mountain standing over 4,400ft (1,341m). Varying on fitness level
the average person should make it to the top in about 5 hours. It
has it's hazardous spots, in that you should take care. Not
advisable for small children and older children should stay with
adults. Even in early summer there may be snow on the top -
snow-hangs are most hazardous and you should not go near the edge.
Be prepared for any and all sorts of weather, taking warm clothing
and food with you - Mr Mac's burgers you will not find on the top! - just
wonderful views. Best approach is from the Nevis Visitor Centre (
01397 705922) about 2 miles up Glen Nevis.
Have you heard?
A newly completed path connecting Forestry
Commission Scotlandís recently acquired Chapmanís Wood with one of
the countryís most iconic natural monuments is now open. Funded
through The Nevis Partnership - a charitable organisation set up to
co-ordinate environmental and visitor management in the Nevis area -
the new path replaces the lower section of the old Allt a' Mhuilinn
path, which had long been in need of some repair.
The path leads to the North Face of Ben Nevis and is likely to
benefit recreational visitors to the area - as well as those with a
more academic interest.
|Ben Nevis Distillery.
A82 north side of Fort William
Open Easter - Oct
Tel 01397 700200
|Clan Cameron Museum.
16 miles north Fort William on B8004 - take Gairlochy road from
Commando Monument at Spean Bridge.
Open Apl - Oct
Tel: 01397 712090
|Confectionery Factory Visitor
Centre. Ballachulish. Watch tablet (Scots fudge) being made.
Off A82 north Ballachulish
Open all year - winter and Sunday restrictions
Tel: 01855 821277
to Ardgour - this will take you to the two
going to Mull or just to the lovely Ardnamurchan, Morvern & Moidart
areas. In summer it goes about every half hour.
Castle Probably the most photographed castle in Scotland.
On A87 road to Skye at Dornie, nine miles from Skye bridge.
Open mid to end Mar - mid-Nov
Tel: 01599 555202
Eilean Donan has also been used for
film sets such as Highlander
|Glen Nevis. Beautiful glen at the
foot of Ben Nevis. If you keep going along the glen on the
partly single-track road you will come to a car park from where you
can walk to some waterfalls, parking also for forest walks and if
you go right to the end where the road stops, park and take a walk
up the gorge. Need to be fairly sure-footed and not a place to leave
children on their own because of sheer drops.It's magical. Takes
about an hour to get to these falls (some filming for Harry Potter
done here) >
|Glen Nevis Visitor Centre. Audio
visual display on Ben Nevis. Walking and cycling. You can park here
before climbing Ben Nevis - check at centre for weather conditions.
For information on Ben Nevis see above.
Take Glen Nevis road from tiny roundabout signed north end of
Fort William. Two miles at the foot of Glen Nevis.
Open Apl - Oct
Tel: 01397 705922
|Glencoe. Beauty to draw breath
and tears - also famous for massacre of 1692 when MacDonald clan
were massacred on orders of King William.
Sixteen miles south of Fort William on A82.
Open - just drive through (and get your tissues out)
Tel: visitor centre 01855 811307
|Glencoe and North Lorn Folk
Glencoe village two miles from Ballachulish
Open May - Sept
Tel: 01855 811314
|Glen Roy. The
famous 'Parallel Roads' of Glen Roy are amongst the most
remarkable landforms in Britain created by glacial action. During
the last ice age advancing glaciers dammed a series of huge lakes in
the glen. This left behind a set of shore lines that can be clearly
seen on the hillsides today.
To find this go four miles up a minor road from Roy Bridge
(left after the bridge going east) which is
13 miles east of Fort William on the A86. Car park. No formal paths
but you can see the Parallel road and other features from the
|Glencoe Ski Centre.
Twenty-six miles south of Fort William on the A82.
Open Dec - Apl (weather permitting)
Tel: 01855 851226
Glenfinnan Monument. At head of
Loch Shiel. Erected in 1815. The raising of the Standard took place
here in 1745 before Culloden.
A830 18 miles west of Fort William on the road to Mallaig.
Open - monument all year - visitor centre Apl to Oct
Tel: 01397 722250
Viaduct - the viaduct where Harry Potter was filmed. There is also the Glenfinnan
Station Museum at the station
Off A830 just off main road
Open June - Sept
Highland Activities offer outdoor activities including white
water rafting, quad biking, canyoning, clay pigeon shooting,
paintball, archery and mountain biking for corporate events,
corporate entertainment, groups and individuals based in between
Fort William "Outdoor Capital of the UK" and Aviemore and the
Cairngorm National Park in the highlands of Scotland.
Off A82 two miles north of Fort William.
Open all year
Tel 0131 668 8800
|Jacobite Steam Train.
Fort William to Mallaig. Stops at Glenfinnan for approx half an
hour. This is an all-day trip and gives you a long lunch break
at Mallaig before taking you back to Fort William. You will need to
book - phone either West Coast Railway Company on 01463 239026
or 0870 1245511 (tip: get a seat on left hand side for best views, especially
of engine going over the Glenfinnan viaduct [The Harry Potter
viaduct]. During the 42 mile journey to Mallaig you steam past Ben
Nevis and then climb into majestic mountains surrounding Glenfinnan.
Finally, you drop down to the sea's edge and view the Inner
Hebridean islands. Runs from mid June to first week of October. If you just want to experience the West Highland Line then
ordinary trains run daily.
Leave from Fort William station approx 10.20am
Tel: 01463 239026
|Kintail and Morvich
Sixteen miles east of Kyle of Lochalsh off A87
Open - estate all year. Centre Apl - Sept
Tel: 01599 511231
If you're up this
way and kayaking is your thing then take a look at
Sea Kayaking in Scotland - they have information about
interesting routes off the coast. Personal accounts of routes and
experiences which make interesting & encouraging reading, with forum
and diary and events and much more.
the road to Loch Arkaig
Take the B8004 from the Commando Monument near
Spean Bridge (on the A82) to Gairlochy and up past Achnacarry. Loch
Arkaig is very peaceful. Lovely cycling venue for those not wanting
anything exhausting or dangerous ! - traffic almost non-existent.
|Lochaber Watersports. Loch Leven.
Offshore sailing, hire dinghies, canoes and kayaks.
Ballachulish on A82.
Open all year
Tel: 01855 811931
|Mallaig Heritage Centre.
Station Road, Mallaig. Next to railway station.
Open in season Mon-Sat. Nov-Mar limited
Tel: 01687 462085
|Mallaig Marine World.
Open all year - winter restricted
Tel: 01687 462292
|Nevis Range. Lots to do. Ski in
winter, walk and cycle in summer. Gondola takes you up to restaurant
and walks on Aonach Mohr. Downhill bike track (for the experienced &
Seven miles north Fort William off A82.
Open: Closed mid-Nov - mid-Dec
Tel: 01397 705825
|The Small Isles - Eigg, Rum, Much
and Canna. Owned by the Highland Council and the Scottish Wildlife
Ferries Tel: 01687 462403
01687 450224 Shearwater Cruises
Waverley Paddle Steamer is the last sea-going paddle steamer in
the world. It tours many venues in the UK and Fort William is lucky
enough to host this wonderful steamer on occasions. It cruises to
Oban and smaller islands in this vicinity, not to mention time spent
in the Clyde including Rothesay and Loch Fyne. A day very well spent
wherever you cruise to.
See information and time tables
Or contact them at Waverley Terminal -Anderston Quay - Glasgow, G3
Tel: 0141 221 8152 E-mal
|West Highlands Museum.
Cameron Square just off the High Street in Fort William.
Open all year with winter restrictions
Tel: 01397 702169
gives useful information for winter sports.