Exploring the Outdoor Capital is a real treat; whether you want to do a spot of souvenir shopping in Fort William, get up close and personal with the local wildlife, start an adventure in the great outdoors you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes here.
Ardnamurchan is proud to be uncrowded and unhurried. The sun sets later here and the pace of life is slower.
Ben Nevis attracts a huge number of visitors each year and it’s easy to see why. At 1,344 metres, Britain’s highest mountain is an impressive presence that towers over Fort William.
Obviously one of the main attractions in the region is walking and climbing Ben Nevis. For information on Ben Nevis routes and walks, see the Explore Ben Nevis section of the website. There are also companies offering different activities around the mountain, including guided walks up Ben Nevis.
Fort William is the main town in Lochaber, providing the bulk of accommodation and services for this area of the Scottish Highlands.
There are plenty of things to do in Fort William and activities to keep even the most enthusiastic walker, climber or cyclist busy. Those who prefer to be nearer the water, fishing, yachting and sea kayaking are all available in Fort William. Navigate to the Explore Fort William section for more information, or make sure you’ve got all the maps and information you need.
Glencoe and Loch Leven is an area steeped in history. It’s blessed with stunning scenery and offers warm Highland hospitality.
The Great Glen and Glen Spean offer some of the most wild, rugged and remote scenery in the area.
The 46 miles from Fort William to the port town of Mallaig offers unique history, dramatic lochs and mountains and spectacular sandy beaches, with stunning scenic sailings from Arisaig to the Small Isles.
The Small Isles are a small group of islands in the Inner Hebrides, they lie south of Skye and north of Mull and Ardnamurchan. Na h-Eileanan Tarsainn this Gaelic name is literally "cross isles" referring to their position between Morar and The Uists, they are designated one of 40 National Scenic Areas in Scotland.