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Top Choice Pub Food in Knoydart Peninsula

Old Forge

The Old Forge is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as Britain’s most remote pub. It’s surprisingly sophisticated – as well as having real ale on tap, there’s an Italian coffee machine. Food is served 12.30pm to…
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…
Top Choice Seafood in Kinlochleven

Lochleven Seafood Cafe

This outstanding place serves superb shellfish freshly plucked from live tanks – oysters, razor clams, scallops, lobster and crab – plus a daily fish special and some non-seafood dishes. For warm days, there’s an ou…
Top Choice Scottish in Fort William

Lime Tree

Fort William is not over-endowed with great places to eat, but the restaurant at this small hotel and art gallery has put the UK’s Outdoor Capital on the gastronomic map. The chef turns out delicious dishes built ar…
Top Choice Books in Fort William

Highland Bookshop

As well as a good selection of fiction and children's books, this shop stocks a superb range of outdoor-related books and maps covering climbing, walking, cycling, canoeing and other subjects. The upstairs lounge of…
Top Choice Cafe in Glen Coe

Glencoe Café

This friendly cafe is the social hub of Glencoe village, serving breakfast fry-ups till 11.30am (including vegetarian versions), light lunches based on local produce (think Cullen skink, smoked salmon quiche, veniso…
Top Choice Seafood in Fort William

Crannog Seafood Restaurant

The Crannog wins the prize for the best location in town – perched on the Town Pier, giving window-table diners an uninterrupted view down Loch Linnhe. Informal and unfussy, it specialises in fresh local fish – ther…
Top Choice Scottish in Glen Nevis

Ben Nevis Inn

This great barn of a pub serves real ale and tasty bar meals (till 9pm), and has a comfy 24-bed bunkhouse downstairs (beds £17 per person). It’s at the start of the path from Achintee up Ben Nevis, and only a mile f…
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…