Attractions in the area
The Commando Monument
Spean Bridge – Fine mountain views that include the Grey Corries, Aonarch Mor, Carn Mor Dearg & Ben Nevis. A monument unveiled in 1952 that is inscribed with “In memory of the officers & men who died in the 2nd world war 1939-1945. This country was their training ground”.
Jacobite Steam Train
Ideal for steam railway or Harry Potter fans – steam train ride between Fort William station & Mallaig via Glenfinnan. Alternatively, watch the steam train pass over the world famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. You can walk under the viaduct or visit the Glenfinnan monument & learn more about the Jacobite rebellion of 1745.
High ropes course & Gondola to 650m with mountain restaurant which has great views over Loch Linnie. In winter snow sports are available & in summer hiking, gondola rides & mountain biking are available.
Silver sands of Morar
Clear waters & sandy beaches near Mallaig. See if you can find Nessie’s cousin The Loch Morar monster! Also Silver Sands Trekking where you can experience a beach ride on a pony. Or take a boat trip from Arisaig Marine – where you might be lucky to see Minke Whales, Dolphins, Seals & Basking Sharks & expore the islands of Eigg, Muck & Rum.
Ferry crossing to Isle of Skye from Mallaig then return via road.
Loch Ness cruise
From Fort Augustus & Caledonian Canal museum in Fort Augustus. Nessie spotting (if you are very lucky & it is raining enough)! Or visit the Loch Ness centre. Cruise to Urquart Castle sometimes cited as The greatest castle in the Highlands.
Fort William Museum
Learn about the Jacobite rebellion, local history & commandos who trained in the area
River Lochy association
Day trip to the Isle of Skye
Climb munros / view the Cuillin
Climb the Old man of Hoy
Whisky distillery tours
Oban, Dalwhinnie Nevis Distillery, Aberfoyle in Fort William plus numerous other distilleries in the area
Town centre, Fort George (huge working Fort with Museum & Nairn for the long sandy beach & a chance to see dolphins & Seals in the Moray Firth. On the way to Inverness – waterfalls are viewable at Invermorrison & Urquart Castle is on the banks of Loch Ness.
Inverlochy Castle (Fort William – free entry with information sign boards)
The Old Fort in Fort William by the Morison’s roundabout – free entry with information sign boards
Castle Urquart (On North Bank of Loch Ness on A82 between Fort Augustus & Inverness),
Eilean Donan close to Skye Bridge,
Castle Tiarum then walk along the coast & onwards to The Ardamurcan peninsular including the sand dunes & beach at Sanna & lighthouse which is the most westerly point on the Scottish mainland. Additionally – drive through the crater of a huge former volcano! Nearby is a walk to The Singing Sands – where you can rub the sand crystals & hear a sound!
Fort George (Ardersier) –
Series of 8 locks that stretched 1/4 mile which is the longest staircase lock in Great Britain. Raises the Caledonian Canal by 19m or 62ft & was constructed by Thomas Telford between 1803 & 1822.
Landmark adventure park
Adventure theme park near Carrbridge / Aviemore. Various rides & attractions with a single entry ticket.
Highland Folk Museum
Located at Newtonmore: which is a huge open air museum that show cases buildings & brings the past to life!
Treasures of the Earth
in Corpach near Fort William – where you can see fossils & crystals upto 1/2 a billion years old!
Quad Biking & Land Rover safaris
Clay Pigeon shooting
Ice Climbing & rock climbing
The Ice Factor in Kinlochleven offers Ice & rock climbing
3 wise monkeys – Indoor rock climbing in Fort William
Highland Wildlife Park
Zoo & safari park on route to Aviemore
meet the reindeer as seen on TV.
White water rafting
Sea Kayaking at Fort William Scotland Sea Kayaking, Water Activities, trips – Rockhopper, Fort William (rockhopperscotland.co.uk)