My Favourites

Attractions in and around Fort William »

The old Jacobite and Bonnie Prince Charlie connections are explored in the traditional-style West Highland Museum in Fort William. On the outskirts of the town, the Ben Nevis Distillery offers tours. Treasures of the Earth at Corpach is a fascinating display of rocks and gems from around the world. Further afield, the Ice Factor at Kinlochleven features the largest indoor ice-climbing wall in the world, as well as opportunities to practise rock climbing.

Ben Nevis »

At 1344 metres (4406ft), Ben Nevis is not only the highest in the UK but inevitably one of the most popular climbs. Most walkers use the so-called ‘tourist path’ from Glen Nevis a well-maintained route to the summit. The excursion should still be treated as a serious all-day hillwalk for the fit and well equipped.

Fort William »

The main town and administrative centre for a wide area of the West Highlands, Fort William, is a good touring base for visitors.

Glencoe © Copyright David Hayes Great Glens »

Lochaber has two of Scotland’s finest glens. Glen Nevis, behind Fort William, and Glen Coe to the south.

Road to the Isles »

Formerly the road from the Isles, used by cattle drovers, the A830 Fort William to Mallaig is a simply stunning drive.

The Far West »

Make sure you discover Ardnamurchan, the wild peninsula which ends at the most westerly point on the British mainland.

Speciality Shops

Jewellery, crafts and arts are available, alongside some of the best outdoor-gear retail outlets around.

Shopping in Fort William & Lochaber

Festivals & Events

Outdoor events, from races up ‘the Ben’ and down the River Nevis, premiere mountain-biking events and Highland Gatherings.

Events in Fort William & Lochaber