Fort William & Oban area
The district of Lochaber stretches from Knoydart in the north, to Lochaline in the south, from Glen Spean in the east to Britain’s most westerly point, Ardnamurchan. The site of Britain’s highest peak (Ben Nevis) and deepest loch (Loch Morar). Oban, which is in Argyll,is considered the gateway to the Islands and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Highlands... Read more
Self Catering in Fort William & Lochaber
Fort William, at the head of Loch Linnhe, is the “Outdoor Capital of the UK”. With Ben Nevis on the doorstep hill walking, ice climbing, skiing, snowboarding, canyoning, paragliding and mountain biking are popular. You can also try your hand at most water sports. Explore the countryside on foot, bike or horseback (both the West Highland and Great Glen Ways finish here). Play golf. Go for a wildlife cruise or a ferry trip to Mull. Drive the famous “Road to the Isles” or catch the steam train to Mallaig. Fort William & Lochaber has something for everyone with so many things to see and do.
This is Clan Cameron country. The pretty village of Spean Bridge is home to the clan museum, as well as the famous Commando Memorial.
Further south lies Glen Coe. A spectacular and beautiful valley. The site of a historic notorious massacre. Surrounded by steep mountains with challenging hill walks and climbs. Stop in the pass to see the waterfalls. Visit Ossian’s Cave and the Iona Cross.
Oban is the railhead for the West Highland Line, twice voted the most scenic railway trip in the world. It has a sheltered harbour and is the terminal for ferries to Barra and South Uist. See the view from McCaig’s Tower. Visit Dunstaffnage Castle and the ruins of Dunollie Castle, Oban Distillery and the marine sanctuary.
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