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Things to Do in Fort William

15 Activities and Events in Fort William and Lochaber.

See the list below for some inspiration - no matter what your interests

Ben Nevis

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Ben Nevis

Britain's highest mountain at 1344m (4406ft). Very popular to do, but can also be very dangerous. Take advice before attempting it!!

 
Achriabach Forest

Glen Nevis

Achriabach Forest

Close by the lower falls car park, this is a hidden gem. A short but quite steep walk up through the forest beside rushing waters and a hidden waterfall. Some amazing views across the glen.

 

High Wire at the Nevis Range

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High Wire at the Nevis Range

Challenge your skill and determination on a High Wire Adventure at the Nevis Range. There are courses and sessions suitable for all ages and abilities

 

Nevis Range - Gondola

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Nevis Range - Gondola

Let the only mountain Gondola in the UK transport you effortlessley to 650m. Explore the discovery centre, relax in the restaurant and bar, or wander along the footpaths to the mountain viewpoints. Try the Pinemartin restaurant at the base. Closed for approx 4 weeks in mid November for maintenance.

 

Eigg, Muck and Rum

Eigg, Muck and Rum

Take a day trip on board the MV Sheerwater to visit the islands of Eigg, Muck or Rum. With your skipper, Ronnie, youíll have the very best opportunity to spot Minke Whales, Dolphins, Porpoise, Basking Sharks, Otters, Puffins and Shearwaters. Trips leave Arisaig daily from April to September.

 

Loch Linnhe Boat Tour

Loch Linnhe Boat Tour

Glide through the clear waters of Loch Linnhe on the Souters Lass and listen to the skippers unique and entertaining commentary. Marvel at the stunning majesty of the southern slopes of Ben Nevis, be sure to take a camera!

 

Glencoe

Glencoe

Visit the award winning Glencoe Visitor Centre and see the exciting interactive exhibitions to find out about the landscape, wildlife and history of this famous glen.

 

Steall Falls

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Steall Falls

This must be the most spectacular short walk in the area. One of the must see things to do when you are in Fort William

 

Cow Hill Walk

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Cow Hill Walk

Take a leisurely walk around the cow hill circular path for spectacular views over Fort William and Loch Linnhe..†

 

A day trip to Skye

Skye

A day trip to Skye

Take a day trip to the unforgettable Isle of Skye, marvel at the stark rise of the jagged Cuillin mountains, wonder at the Old Man of Storr and have your picture taken by Kilt Rock.

 

Treasures of the Earth

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Treasures of the Earth

One of the finest collections of Crystals, Gemstones and Fossils in Europe. Housed in an atmospheric simulation of caves, caverns and mining scenes there is something for everyone to enjoy. See everything from gold nuggets to fossils millions of years old. Well worth a visit.

 

1DayTours

1DayTours

Be entertained by stories, folklore, history and much, much, more when you choose a personal guided tour 1DayTours. In the company of a knowledgeable guide whose mission it is to give you an unforgettable day in the Highlands.

 

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

Recognised all over the world, Eilean Donan Castle is beautifully situated on an island where three sea lochs meet. Truly an iconic image of Scotland! Why not stop for a coffee and a browse in the great new visitor centre too. Charges apply to enter the castle.

 

The Jacobite Steam Train

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The Jacobite Steam Train

Take one of the great railway journeys of the world on the Jacobite Steam Train, otherwise known as the Hogwarts Express! In peak times, book ahead for this popular steam train experience.

 

Walk Highlands

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Walk Highlands

If climbing Ben Nevis isnít your thing, there are lots of alternative, easier but still spectacular walks around Fort William. Check out the brilliant WalkHighlands website for info.

 
Too much to choose from?

Things to do in Fort William, make the most of your stay

Use ths page to find things to do and places to see during your stay. It is as comprehensive as we can make it but we can gaurantee there is probably still stuff we haven't listed. That said, we can also promise that if you specify the dates of your stay we will only show you stuff that will actually be open!