Attractions

Top Choice Heritage Railway in Fort William

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. Classed as one of the great railway journeys of the world, the rout…
Lake in Road to the Isles

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 United Kingdom. Reputed to be inhabited by its own version of…
Lighthouse in Ardnamurchan Peninsula

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' – family of Robert Louis – on the westernmost point of the British…
Museum in Ardnamurchan Peninsula

Ardnamurchan Natural History & Visitor Centre

This fascinating centre – midway between Salen and Kilchoan – was originally devised by a wildlife photographer and tries to bring you face to face with the flora and fauna of the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The Living …
Museum in Arisaig & Morar

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 played by the local area as a base for training spies for the Sp…
Beach in Arisaig & Morar

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 for the car park half a mile north of Camusdarach Campsite; f…
Museum in Fort William

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 Jacobite rebellions, all things Highland were banned, includ…
Monument in Glen Spean & Glen Roy

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 centre was set up at Achnacarry, 6 miles west of Spean Bridge,…
Museum in Glenfinnan

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 station, was built in 1901, and featured in several Harry Pott…
Monument in Glenfinnan

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 rallied the Jacobite clans on 19 August 1745, marking the start …