Mansefield House
near Fort William

Glenfinnan
Sea Eagle
Stag

There's lots to see and do in around Fort William and Lochaber on the west coast of Scotland with plenty of opportunities for wildlife watching, sightseeing and outdoor activities.

Sightseeing & Activities

Ben Nevis

Glencoe

Wildlife Cruises

Steam Train & Glenfinnan

Caledonian Canal

Road to the Isles

Beaches

Castles & Distilleries

In the local area

  • The world famous Treasures of the Earth exhibition at Corpach
  • Start of the Caledonian Canal and Neptune's Staircase
  • Corpach's own "Standing Stones" in the village centre
  • Scottish Country Dancing in the Village Hall every Tuesday evening
  • Start of the Great Glen Cycle Route

Within a few miles

  • Nevis Range Ski Centre and Gondola (open all year)
  • Glen Nevis with its splendid views
  • Climb Ben Nevis - but be well prepared
  • Ben Nevis Distillery
  • An abundance of forest, hill and mountain walks
  • Jacobite Steam Train (as seen in the Harry Potter films) on the famously scenic West Highland Line from Fort William to Mallaig (from May to October)
  • Boat trips to Seal Island on Loch Linnhe

Further afield

  • The Isle of Skye via Mallaig and Kyle of Lochalsh - one full day
  • Eilean Donan Castle and picturesque Plockton village - one full day
  • Loch Ness and the Monster - half day
  • Glen Coe and the visitor centre - half day
  • Mallaig on the steam train - one full day
  • Glenfinnan Monument and Boat trip on Loch Shiel - half day
  • Oban, Isles of Mull & Iona - one full day
  • Inverness - Capital City of the Highlands - one full day

Activities

  • Wildlife watching
  • Golf (5 courses within easy driving distance!)
  • Swimming, tennis, cycling, horse riding, mountain biking and indoor bowling
  • Climbing and walking
  • Indoor climbing walls
  • Fishing in river, loch or sea
  • Sailing and canoeing
  • Diving
  • Go Karting
  • Leisure Centre with swimming pool, sauna, fitness suite, squash courts, etc.
Caledonian Canal
Caledonian Canal
Jacobite steam train on Glenfinnan viaduct Castle Tioram Glencoe Ben Nevis Ben Nevis Castle Tioram
Isle of Skye
Loch Ness
Eilean Donan Castle
Loch Lochy
Puffins
Black Mount, Glencoe

Local Events

Lots of events take place throughout the year including concerts, festivals of music and arts, Highland Games and sporting competitions. There's always plenty to see and do in the West Highlands! Local events in 2016 include: