Out and About

Fort William is the Outdoor capital of the UK with a wide range of attractions and activities available.

Caledonian Canal
The Caledonian Canal stretches from Corpach Basin to Inverness – either walking, cycling or on the water itself, the canal offers spectacular scenery.  Situated at Banavie, Neptune’s Staircase – Thomas Telford’s impressive series of 8 locks that raises & lowers vessels travelling through the Caledonian Canal is a feature not to be missed.

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Glenfinnan
Situated on the Road to the Isles, Glenfinnan is a must see for visitors.  The birthplace of the Jacobite rebellion where a monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Glenfinnan Visitor Centre and Museum will inform visitors of how the Clans were rallied in an attempt to reclaim the Scottish Throne.
Also situated there, is the Glenfinnan Viaduct, famously used in the Harry Potter movies.

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The Jacobite Steam Train
The steam train runs between Fort William and Mallaig twice a day from May through until October. Passing through some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, the 84 mile round trip is one of the world’s great railway journey.
For fans of Harry Potter this train is also known as the Hogwarts Express, as it appeared in the movies. Why not combine a trip on the steam train with a trip to Mallaig and enjoy the spectacular scenery along the route, taking in the beautiful white sands of Morar.

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Glen Nevis
A scenic glen which has been used as a back drop for the Braveheart and Rob Roy movies.  At the  end of Glen Nevis take a short walk from the car park to Steall Falls, where you will find a magnificent waterfall within a hidden valley.
Glen Nevis also offers forest walks and cycling trails. A visitor information centre is situated within the glen and is often used as a starting point with access to the footpath up Ben Nevis.

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The Commando Memorial
The 5.1m (17ft) memorial with its 3 Commandos looking out over the area that during the Second World War was their training ground. This commemorates the Officers and men who gave their lives. Alongside is a memorial garden which commemorates those who have fallen in later campaigns.

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Glencoe
One of Scotland’s most famous glens with dramatic mountains, thundering waterfalls and tranquil lochs. The history of Glencoe is steeped in myths and massacres.

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