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Fort William and Lochaber Visitor Attractions


Lochaber and the surrounding area offers an abundance of things to do and places to see. Whether it rains or shines, you will not be stuck for entertainment. For your convenience, we have listed some of them below. Come and enjoy!

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Treasures of The Earth

This Award Winning Attraction features one of Europe's finest collections of priceless gemstones and beautiful crystals, displayed in a stunning simulation of cave, cavern and mining scenes: nuggets of gold and silver, aquamarines, blood-red garnets, emeralds, rubies, fiery opals, and diamonds glisten as they light your path.     Tel: 01397 772283

Situated in the village of Corpach on the outskirts of Fort William. Adjacent to The Road to the Isles (A830)

 

West Highland Museum

Independent Charitable Trust, world famous for its Jacobite collections. One of the oldest museums in the Highlands holding collections of national importance. Full of information; full of surprises.

Tel: 01397 702169

Adjacent to the tourist information centre,Cameron Square, Fort William

 

 

Ben Nevis Distillery

Enjoy a guided tour around the distillery, where you will be invited to have a free taste of this particularly smooth blend of highland whisky.

Enjoy a guided tour around the distillery, where you will be invited to have a free taste of this particularly smooth blend of highland whisky.

Tel: 01397 702467

Situated at the junction of the A 82 and the Road to the Isles (A830) on the northern outskirts of Fort William

 

 

http://www.sol.co.uk/n.nevisrange

 

Mountain Cable Car

Nevis Range operates Britains only mountain cable cars at their Aonach Mhor facility.

You will be treated to magnificent views of Fort William and beyond as you travel the 2150ft. up to the mountain restaurant.

 

Nevis Range is situated 7 miles North of Fort William just off the A82

 

 

Seal Island Cruises

Cruise Loch Lhinnie

Enjoy a relaxing boat trip to Seal Island.

Splendid views of Ben Nevis and of course the Seals, along with other wildlife such as Porpoises, Buzzard and Eagle.

Tel: 01397 705589

Located at the Fort William Town Pier.Daily trips  ( cruise duration 1hr 30mins)

 

 

Clan Cameron Museum

http://www.clancameron.org

Displays relating to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the 1745 Rising.

A portrayal of the Clan Cameron history, artefacts relating to the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and to the Commandos, who trained at Achnacarry between 1942 and 1945.
Also displayed is the dress worn by Catherine Cameron at the Royal wedding in 1981.

Tel: 01397 712 480

A charitable trust the Clan Cameron Museum is located 13 miles North of Fort William at Achnacarry.

 

 

Loch Shiel Cruises

Experience the remote and unspoiled Heartland of the Highlands. Accessible only by boat, cruise Loch Shiel, which offers a wide variety of wildlife and magnificent scenery.

For more information and sailing times http://www.lochaber.com/lochshiel

Tel: 01397 722 235

Situated at Glenfinnan House Hotel, Glenfinnan. 17 miles West of Fort William on the Road to the Isles (A830).

 

 

Glenfinnan Station Museum

A fully operational station restored as a museum for the West Highland Railway Line, close to the impressive 21 arch Glenfinnan viaduct.

The station also incorporates the Glenfinnan Dining Car where you can dine in style in a restored West Highand Line coach.
The Glenfinnan Sleeping Car is available as a bunk house or self catering accommodation

Tel: 01397 722 295

Glenfinnan Station is situated on the Fort William to Mallaig railway line and is serviced by several trains daily. (A830)

 

 

Mallaig Marine World

See Scotland's Sea Creatures Live!

Plus photographic displays, and unique video bring alive the world of sea fishing at Mallaig.

Tel: 01687 462292

Situated at Mallaig Harbour Mallaig Marie World is open daily.

 

 

Mallaig Heritage Centre
Exhibition covering  Mallaig's history over the last century and the impact of the railway and ferries on the fishing port
(Situated beside Mallaig railway station) Tel: 01687 462085

 

Ardnamurchan Natural History Centre
Discover through the "Living Building", static displays and marine tanks the varied wildlife of this spectacular area.
(Located on the B8007 from Salen to Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula) Tel:01972 500254

 

 

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

davie@ardnamurchan.u-net.com
The visitor centre explains the history  and science of light keeping, the lifestyle of the lighthouse keepers, as well as the natural history and marine life of the area.

The lighthouse is situated at the most westerly point on the British mainland.

A truly fascinating experience with interactives for children as well as a Children's Play Area. 

Tel: 01972 510210

Follow the B8007 from Sale to Kilchoan and continue through the village to the lighthouse.

 

 

The National Trust Center

Red Deer, Wild Cat, Golden Eagle and rare Arctic Alpine plants can be found among the breathtaking peaks and spectacular waterfalls in the Glen.

Glencoe is often remembered as the scene of the massacre of part of the MacDonald clan by soldiers of King William's army in 1692.

There is a display on the history of Mountaineering in the Glen, a video programme on the massacre, a shop, snack-bar and picnic area.

Tel: 01855 811 307

Located 17miles south of Fort William on the A82.

 

 

Sea-Life Centre
Now celebrating its 21st birthday, the Oban Seal and Marine Centre is Scotland's leading marine animal rescue centre caring for dozens of sick, injured and orphaned seals
Frantic Fish Feed
Meal times are a real treat with our Frantic Fish feed stop, where we give you the chance to serve dinner to a party of splashing trout! You'll also discover how Scottish salmon farmers remove bad eggs from their underwater trays.

Tel: 01631 720 386

Located on the A828 between Oban and Fort William.

 

The Aluminium Story Visitor Centre
The Aluminium Story Visitor Centre and Library, uses imaginative audio-visual displays and a special video presentation to tell how aluminium has been produced in Kinlochleven. for the past eighty years. Learn about the people who built and worked in the smelter, and about the community which grew up round about.
(Located in the village of Kinlochleven. on the B863.) Tel: 01855 831 663

 

Linnhe Marine Watersports Centre

Learn to Windsurf or Sail in a sheltered bay, or for the more advanced user, explore the loch and visit castles and prehistoric sites.

Linnhe Maine offers Rowing boats, Motor boats, Drascombe Sailing Lugger, Wayfarer Sailing Dingy, Solo Sailing Dingy, and Windsurf boards.

Tel: 01631 730401 

Linnhe Marine Watersports Centre is located on the A828.25miles South of Fort William.

 

The Nevis Centre
GOING WILD! The biggest most exciting children's play area in the Highlands. Great fun for the little people including, ball pond, cargo net, bouncy castle, walkway train, Bennhe the Bear, tunnels, monster maze, fantasy forest, slides and chutes. Under 5's soft play area. Mum and Dad can sit down relax and watch the kids have the time of their lives. The centre also caters for grown ups: Snooker, Bowling, Concerts and Events and of course Bar/Cafe. Tel: 01397 700707

 

 

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