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Visit Kinlochleven on the West Highland Way

Kinlochleven is a small village at the head of Loch Leven, a sea loch which reaches well inland. The village is on the West Highland Way

Kinlochleven had its future secured when in1926 The British Aluminium Company began smelting aluminium by harnessing the power of the waters from the surrounding mountains. Once a major employer to villagers and many, many more, Kinlochleven is now a bustling village with walkers stopping over-night on their way to Fort William as they near the end of the West Highland Way.
 
Some of the mighty buildings which were formerly part of the smelting process are now two successful businesses attracting attention to themselves from all over. The Ice Factor is a huge indoor climbing centre with tuition, climbing sessions, shop and cafe. River Leven Brewery next door produces a range of cask conditioned real ales and lagers.
 
We think you would enjoy a visit to this interesting village - there's lots to see and do. There is a museum about the history of the smelting and the village which has lots of fascinating old photos. Kinlochleven has a small choice of pubs, shops and a good selection of accommodation, including a remarkable former hunting lodge perched high on a hill above the village. In 2021 and beyond there are exciting plans for the development of new outdoor facilities including watersports.

The last section of the West Highland Way climbs from sea-level in the village through the hills towards Glen Nevis and then into Fort William.

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Achnacarry Steading Apartments
* Weekly and 3 nights from £95 per night * Please enquire on 01397712807 or book online for weekly prices    Availability/special offers are displayed on our website home page Check our reviews @ http://www.achnacarry.com/self-catering-accommodation/search-to-review Welcome to Achnacarry Steading Apartments - superb self catering accommodation near Fort William - located on the ancestral home of the Clan Cameron and this historic Highland estate. Whether you want to relax in the solitude of the most breathtaking scenery in Scotland or take part in the multitude of outdoor activities that Lochaber and Fort William can offer, we invite you to stay at Achnacarry. Each Apartment offers newly-renovated, high quality, self-catering holiday accommodation sited adjacent to Achnacarry Castle. They are available to book for holidays and short breaks all year round. The Apartments were converted from the original Achnacarry Estate farm steading and comprise of two 3 bedroom apartments and two 2 bedroom apartments. Every apartment is fully equipped to ensure a stress-free, relaxing break in a beautiful country estate setting. The charming courtyard to the rear of the steading offers private parking, covered cycle areas and a shared drying room for all your outdoor clothing after a day outside. There is a shared lawn to the front of the building with picnic tables and barbeques available on request. We cater for all ages and interests. There are lochs, rivers, wildlife tours, fishing, walks, and cycle rides, all on the doorstep. Nearby is Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK and the area offers a wide range of activities for all, from exhilarating walks to the top of Ben Nevis , wintersports or mountain biking at nearby Aonach Mor/Nevis Range, walking the Great Glen or West Highland ways. If you want to range further afield, Achnacarry is well-situated to use as a base for touring the wonderful West Highlands and Islands. Or you can simply relax - perhaps take in some highland clan culture at the Clan Cameron Museum, try out the water of life at the Ben Nevis Distillery, or just enjoy the silence and the beauty of the place itself. Stay Achnacarry. Please use the form below to check availability or visit our website - we look forward to hearing from you.
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Highwinds Self Catering Fort William
Highwinds is a lovely, substantial self catering detached house, as cosy for two as it is ideal for larger groups of up to ten with it's two lounges and large kitchen. It's ideal self catering in Fort William for one or two families and is set in a picturesque half acre garden where you can enjoy outstanding views to the North Face of Ben Nevis and the Nevis Range, the facilities are designed to ensure you have a relaxing break. Highwinds is set in Torlundy just 3 miles from Fort William, the outdoor capital of the U.K. Fort William has a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. This is a fabulous area for Walking, Climbing, Salmon fishing on the River Lochy from April-October with Ben Nevis as the backdrop is there a more idilic highland scene, Trout fishing nearby, pony trekking, mountain biking on the world championship course. Fort William 18 Hole Golf Course is under a mile away, a great day can be had at The Ice Factor which has the largest indoor ice wall in the world, sailing, canoeing and skiing at the Nevis Range in winter. It is also a great base for touring this beautiful area, walk and climb in dramatic Glencoe,explore nearby Glen Nevis with its Waterfalls, ride the gondola up Aonach Mor and have a coffee with out of this world views, or take the challenge and climb Ben Nevis ,drive to Loch Ness for a spot of Nessie hunting and visit Urquhart Castle, travel to Mallaig on the Jacobite steam train as featured in the Harry Potter films, take a boat to Skye, stroll on the white sands of Morar, have a cruise on Loch Linnhe or go to lovely Oban and visit the seal sanctuary on the way. There's so much to see and do for all the family ,there is amazing wildlife such as deer and a great variety of birds right on the doorstep, or just simply relax and take in the scenic beauty of this area with its majestic Lochs and Glens. Whatever you decide to do you can't fail to enjoy the Scottish hospitality, ideal in summer and in winter, Highwinds is the perfect place for your Highland self catering holiday. To check availability, please use the form below, or visit our website for more information. All bedding is provided, but not towels.
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