Must-see attractions in West Highlands

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    Jacobite Steam Train

    The Jacobite Steam Train, hauled by a former LNER K1 or LMS Class 5MT locomotive, travels the scenic two-hour run between Fort William and Mallaig…

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    Loch Morar

    A minor road from Morar village, 2.5 miles south of Mallaig, leads to scenic 11-mile-long Loch Morar, which, at 310m, is the deepest body of water in the…

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    Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

    The final 6 miles of road from Kilchoan to Ardnamurchan Point end at this 36m-high, grey granite tower, built in 1849 by the 'Lighthouse Stevensons' –…

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    Land, Sea & Islands Visitor Centre

    This centre in Arisaig village houses exhibits on the cultural and natural history of the region. A small but fascinating exhibition explains the part…

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    Camusdarach Beach

    Fans of the movie Local Hero still make pilgrimages to Camusdarach Beach, just south of Morar, which starred in the film as Ben’s beach. To find it, look…

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    West Highland Museum

    This small but fascinating museum is packed with all manner of Highland memorabilia. Look out for the secret portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie – after the…

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    Commando Memorial

    The Commandos were an elite unit of the British armed forces, formed in 1940 to carry out raids behind enemy lines in German-occupied Europe. In 1942, a…

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    Glenfinnan Station Museum

    This fascinating little museum records the epic tale of building the West Highland railway line. The famous 21-arch Glenfinnan viaduct, just east of the…

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    Glenfinnan Monument

    This tall column, topped by a statue of a kilted Highlander, was erected in 1815 on the spot where Bonnie Prince Charlie first raised his standard and…

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    Ardnamurchan Distillery

    This whisky distillery went into production in 2014, complete with visitor centre and tasting room. Although you will be able to see the whisky-making…

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    Trea­sures of the Earth

    This award-winning exhibition is a useful rainy-day diversion, with a great collection of gemstones, minerals, fossils and other geological curiosities.

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    Glencoe Visitor Centre

    The centre provides comprehensive information on the geological, environmental and cultural history of Glen Coe via high-tech interactive and audiovisual…

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    Glencoe Folk Museum

    This small, thatched cottage houses a varied collection of farm equipment, tools of the woodworking, blacksmithing and slate-quarrying trades, and…

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    The scattered crofting village of Kilchoan, the only village of any size west of Salen, is best known for the scenic ruins of 13th-century Mingary Castle…

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    Glenfinnan Visitor Centre

    This centre recounts the story of the ’45, as the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 is known, when Bonnie Prince Charlie’s loyal clansmen marched and fought…

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    Mallaig Heritage Centre

    The village’s rainy-day attractions are limited to this heritage centre, which covers the archaeology and history of the region, including the heart…

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    Clan Cameron Museum

    The Clan Cameron Museum records the history of the clan and its involvement with the Jacobite rebellions, with exhibits that include items of clothing…

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    Ben Nevis Distillery

    A tour of this distillery makes for a warming rainy day alternative to exploring the hills.