Spectacularly located monument commemorating the Jacobite Uprising of 1745. Glenfinnan is the place where Bonnie Prince Charlie first raised his standard to begin gathering an army from the clans, following his clandestine landing at Moidart. The monument is well worth visiting for its location at the head of Loch Shiel alone. The nearby visitor centre tells the story of the rebellion from Glenfinnan to its eventual final, disastrous defeat at Culloden. Managed by the National Trust for Scotland.
Welcome to the Mallaig Heritage Centre, an essential stopping point for everyone interested in discovering the history and culture of the West Highlands of Scotland. Opened in 1994, alongside Mallaig railway station, it has displays and exhibits telling the story of the districts of Knoydart, Morar and Arisaig. Known in the Gaelic language as 'An Garbh Chriochan' (The Rough Bounds), this area was, until the 20th century, one of the least-visited areas of the British mainland, and it was here that Prince Charles Edward Stuart, took refuge after defeat at Culloden in 1746.
Inverlochy Castle is one of the few castles in Scotland to have survived the Wars of Independence. It was built around 1280 and is maintained by Historic Scotland and can be reached by a signed turning off the A82 two miles out of Fort William towards Inverness. Although approached through a light industrial estate, the castle enjoys a fine location on the banks of the River Lochy. Free admission.
In summer, take a trip on Britain's only mountain gondola. Taking you effortlessly 2150ft up Aonach Mor, the journey allows you to experience the magic of some of the world's most ancient and beautiful landscape, including spectacular views of the Great Glen and Ben Nevis. In Winter, Nevis Range is a wonderland for snowsport enthusiasts and sightseers alike. Whether you are looking to relax in the tranquil setting and absorb the stunning highland scenery or take part in one of our action packed activities, we have something to suit everyone here at Nevis Range.
Take a memorable trip to Inverie on the Knoydart Peninsula, onboard our traditional wooden vessell, MV Western Isles. We also sail to Tarbet situated between Loch Nevis & Loch Morar. If you are planning on the Tarbet walk we can pick you up! 1hr wildlife cruises May-Oct, perfect for anyone with not much time! A great chance to see the stunning West Coast of Scotland and the wildlife. Friendly helpful crew, toilets onboard, tea/coffee/snacks, and even a licensed bar!
Tucked away from view, just off the A82, is the 'family friendly' Glencoe Visitor Centre, with exciting interactive displays and activities for both adults and children. 'Living on The Edge' explores the landscape, wildlife and history of this special place. Find out what it feels like to climb on ice, discover how the glen was formed, and try your hand at problem solving the conservation issues faced by The Trust. Three different video presentations and additional historical information in 6 languages, plus a free activity book for children are all part of a fun visit!
Board Souter's Lass for a wonderful cruise down Loch Linnhe and enjoy the breath-taking scenery of Lochaber. With our unique and informative skipper's commentary, you'll experience some of Scotland's best wildlife including the family of porpoise who live in Loch Linnhe, salmon, common and grey seals and maybe even a golden eagle. Cruise past Britain's tallest mountain and appreciate one of the most unique views of the southern slopes of Ben Nevis.
Formerly known as the Ardnamurchan Natural History Centre, Nadurra provides an introduction to the breathtaking variety of flora and fauna to be found in this beautiful corner of Scotland. Step inside the unique living building to learn about local wildlife, see the award winning 'big screen' audio visual show 'Ardnamurchan - Almost an Island' and watch nesting herons on a live TV link from their nearby tree-top heronry. Leave time to browse the quality shop and relax in the Antler Tearoom. Nadurra is a perfect day trip from Fort William, Mallaig, Oban and all points inbetween.