Visitor Centres In Fort William
Fort William has a good selection of visitor centres and some of these are perfect for a wet day.
Around the Fort William area are a number of first class visitor centres and places of interest. One of our most anient landmarks is the ruin of Old Inverlochy Castle which is easy to find nearby the Esso filling station, a few hundred metres off the A82 road.
During the summer months the Jacobite Steam train goes past the castle on its way over the River Lochy and journey out to Mallaig. The Jacobite Steam Train leaves Fort William most mornings at 10:20 and returns in the afternoon just after 16:00hrs
Fort William's Nevis Centre is our largest public hall and indoor activity centre complete with Cafe, bar, 10 pin bowling, kiddies play area and multi-purpose sports hall. Nearby at the Town Pier, Souter's Lass offers short sea trip excursions down Loch Linnhe. Other operators provide sea-life adventure day trips to explore the sea-life and bird life. Views of the surrounding mountains from Loch Linnhe are fabulous, and always changing. Each year in May, the paddle steamer Waverley visits Fort William for day trips to Iona.
The Ben Nevis Distillery is one of Fort William's oldest established businesses and produces Dew Of Ben Nevis - one of Scotland's best single malt and blended whiskies. The distillery's visitor centre is well worth visiting and the home-made food in their cafe is excellent.
Over in Corpach Treasures of the Earth provide a fabulous insight into fossils and jem stones - kids and big kids love it.
The Glen Nevis Visitor Centre is operated by Highland Council - our local government - and provides quality information about Glen Nevis and of course Ben Nevis. There is good car parking and toilet facilities and is by far the best place to start a walk up Ben Nevis.
The West Highland Museum in Fort William's town centre welcomes you to visit them and see a unique collection of Jacobite memorabilia.
Nevis Range is Fort William's all year, outdoor mountain activity centre located 7 miles from the town centre. Built in the late 1990's Nevis Range operate the only Gondola mountain cable car in the UK. During the spring, summer and autumn Nevis Range is a mecca for downhill mountain biking. Covered in forestry the area of Aonach Mor in the Leanachan Forest offers over 30kms of paths and cycle-ways for everyone to enjoy. Nevis Range has a cafe at the bottom gondola station and a shop and restaurant at the top station with a balcony providing panoramic views looking over to the west.<
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- Ben Nevis Visitor CentreGlen Nevis, Fort William, PH33 6PF
The Glen Nevis Visitor Centre is situated 1.5 miles along the Glen Nevis road from the Nevis bridge mini-roundabout, off the A82. Here you will find information on walking and the local area. There are toilets and a shop where you can buy essentials, such as maps and snacks or a gift to remind...
- National Trust for Scotland Glencoe Visitor CentreGlencoe Visitor Centre, Glencoe, Argyll, PH49 4HX
Nestling into the landscape at the foot of the glen is the award-winning eco-friendly Glencoe Visitor Centre. A perfect stopping-off point if you're travelling through on the A82, with a cafe, a well-stocked shop and a viewing platform. Here you can access the information point and get weather...
- Treasures of the EarthCorpach, Fort William, PH33 7JL
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...
- Glencoe and North Lorn Folk MuseumHigh Street, Glencoe, PA39 4HS
Within traditional, heather-thatched cottages, you will be amazed and entertained by the variety of objects that portray the history of this remarkable area. Topics to discover include the massacre of Glencoe, agriculture, costume, medicine and toys. Friendly helpers are always nearby to answer...
- National Trust for Scotland GlenfinnanGlenfinnan, PH37 4LT
In August 19th 1745, at the head of Loch Shiel, Prince Charles Edward Stewart raised his Standard, marking the start of his campaign to restore the exiles Stuarts to the throne. From this sport, Bonnie PRince Charlie and his followers made it as far south as Derby before their eventual defeat the...
- Lochaber Leisure CentreBelford Road, Fort William, PH33 6BU
Our Fort William Leisure Centre has a 25m swimming pool, sauna, squash courts, and fitness centre with extensive gymnasium equipment. We have ample parking and are on the local bus route. Visitors welcome and weekly tickets available for all the familyThe building also hosts a special...
- Lochaber Geopark55A High Street, Fort William, PH33 6DH
Lochaber Geopark encompasses an area of 4,468Km2, including the Small Isles (Rum, Muck, Eigg and Canna) and is renowned for its spectacular scenery. It is this landscape that makes Lochaber Geopark the ultimate playground sculpted by nature. The region is famous for its outdoor adventure...
- West Highland MuseumCameron Square, Fort William, PH33 6AJ
OPENING TIMES: MARCH to DECEMBER, Monday to Saturday. March, November and December 10am to 4pm. April to October 10am to 5pmFREE ENTRYThe West Highland Museum is an independent, self-financing Trust with Charitable Status. It receives a small grace and favour grant from the Highland Council but...
- Clan Cameron MuseumAchnacarry Castle, Achnacarry Estate, Spean Bridge, PH34 4JE
Welcome to the Clan Cameron Museum which was opened by Sir Fitzroy Maclean of Dunconnell in 1989. The Museum was the brain-child of my son Donald and his wife, Cecil, and the idea was enthusiastically backed by the Clan worldwide who contributed generously to the cost of construction, as did...
- Nevis CentreAn Aird, Fort William, PH33 6AN
The Nevis Centre is Fort William's multi-purpose recreation and events centre.Spectrum Soft PlayOur multi-storey soft play is filled with soft ball cannons, ball pit, slides, go karts, and more! There is also a relaxing parents area with chairs, tables and couches for you to enjoy a drink or a...
- Ice FactorLeven Road, Lochaber, Kinlochleven, PH50 4SF
For those visiting the Highlands, Ice Factor has become a key part of their holiday with an unrivalled range of world class activities on offer (all specialist equipment provided). Our instructors are amongst the best in the industry and have a reputation for professionalism, fun and safety, all...
with Ben Nevis info, toilets and lots of parking
Old Inverlochy Castle in Fort William
in Glencoe Village
at the BA Club in Fort William
a good place for information before walking up Ben Nevis