Self Catering holiday ideas

Roy Bridge is an ideal centre for touring the Highlands with much to see and do within a two-hour leisurely drive - Inverness, Aviemore, Oban and Skye are all about 100Km away.

The scenery is spectacular with mountains and lochs predominating. The seasons change from bleak winter with snow covered peaks, the fresh green of the newly formed leaves in late April, the purple heather clad hills at their finest in August/September to the rich gold colours of autumn.

Locally you can visit the Ben Nevis Distillery, Mallaig Marine World, National Trust Properties at Glencoe and Glenfinnan, Treasures of the Earth Exhibition, several Museums, Cinema and Leisure Centres.

Perhaps you would like an Island Boat Trip, a Gondola Ride on Aonach Mor, one of the many Mini-bus Tours or a Steam Train Journey on the West Highland Line.

Slightly further away is the Landmark Centre at Carrbridge, Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig, Highland Folk Museum at Newtownmore and the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition at Drumnadrochit.

Winter skiing may be available, weather permitting, at Nevis Range (15Km) which is Scotland’s newest centre with some of the best facilities. Glencoe (60Km) and Cairngorm (85Km) centres are driveable alternatives.

Downhill, Enduro or XC Mountain Biking is available at the Nevis Range (15Km), Laggan Wolftrax (37.6Km), Glencoe (60Km) or direct from site.

Walking & Mountaineering: many munro opportunities lie locally including several direct from site. locally including the north corries of Ben Nevis, Creag-Megadeth national nature reserve, West Highland Way, East Highland Way. Please see the Walk Highlands website for further details. There are also walks in our 25 acres of woodland besides the River Spean.

Indoor Ice climbing at Ice Factor in Kinlochleven has a world class 12m high ice wall with routes from beginner to expert climbers. Rock climbing and a high ropes course is available at Ice Factor. Threewisemonkeys have converted a church in Fort William to provide indoor rock climbing.A high ropes course is available at the Nevis Range.

White Water Kayking can include Spean George, The River Roy, River Nevis, River Garry, River Etive and River Orchy. There is the Great Glen Canoe trail from Fort William to Inverness.

Geology - Why not investigate the diverse geology in the local area? There is a visitor centre in Roybridge at the the Darwins Rest cafe or further details about the Parellel Roads can be seen in Glen Roy. Glen Roy has been designated as a National Nature Reserve and lies within an SSSI which includes Glen Spean and Glen Gloy. You will be able to learn more about the Parellel Lines.

Tuition in skiing, fly fishing and guided mountaineering is available locally.