See & Do

There is an abundance of things to see and do here in the Highlands and here are just a few suggestions.

Useful links for the local area:

Jacobite Steam Train, otherwise known as the Harry Potter Train

If you are a Harry Potter fan, then this is a must! This was one of the first things we did on one of our many holidays to this area. West Coast Railways

Discover Glencoe

Discover Glencoe, the name says it all! For you to browse at your leisure, this website has all the local information of Glencoe and the surrounding area, including where to eat, sleep, all outdoor activities and shopping. Discover Glencoe

Ballachulish Visitor Centre

The Ballachulish Visitor Centre has all the local information you will require, including events etc as well as a café and gift shop. Ballachulish Visitor Centre

Glencoe Visitor Centre

The Glencoe Visitor Centre is owned by the National Trust and has a wealth of information including an exhibition, viewing platform, café and shop and ranger information point. It is also possible to arrange organised walks to The Lost Valley or Buachaille Etive Mor for example, or go on Land Rover Safari’s through Glencoe and Glen Etive with the rangers. These safari’s will take you off the beaten track and will explain the history, geology, wildlife and much more. One safari in particular will take you to many of the key sites and unravel the true history of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692. Glencoe Visitor Centre

Glencoe Museum

The Glencoe Museum is definitely worth a visit. There are some amazing exhibits and photographs. Glencoe Museum


For the walking enthusiast, there are so many walks to chose from. You can either go for a nice relaxing stroll or go for a more serious hike. Whichever you chose, the scenery in all directions has the WOW factor. Walk Highlands

Sporting Activities in Glencoe and Fort William

Glencoe Mountain

The Glencoe Mountain Range is open all year round and offers both summer and winter activities, amongst others, it includes skiing, snowboarding, hill walking and mountain biking. Glencoe Mountain

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis is Britain’s highest mountain at 4406ft and has the most stunning views in all directions. If you feel like a more relaxing trip to the top of the mountain, you can always try the Gondola lift. Other activities include Mountain Biking and High Wire Adventure. Nevis Range

The Ice Factor

The Ice Factor is the ultimate Highland adventure with a wide range of indoor activities, which include Rock Climbing and the world’s highest indoor ice wall for Ice Climbing. The Ice Factor

The West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is Scotland’s first official long distance walking route at 96 miles long starting at Milngavie, just outside Glasgow and ending up in Fort William. The West Highland Way

Outdoor Capital of the UK

Lochaber is a fantastic place to enjoy the outdoors and has rightly gained the title of Outdoor Capital of the UK. Outdoor Capital of the UK


Oban Distillery

Delight in the scenic journey south to Oban and enjoy a tour round it’s famous distillery. Oban Distillery

Ben Nevis Distillery

Take a tour of Ben Nevis Distillery in Fort William, meet Hector McDram and enjoy a wee dram. Ben Nevis Distillery

Places to Eat

Lochleven Seafood Cafe

If you like seafood, then you will love this restaurant. Lochleven Seafood Cafe

Clachaig Inn

Great food, great atmosphere and live music on a weekly basis. Clachaig Inn

The Gathering

Just a 5 minute walk away and serving food all day. Highly recommended. The Glencoe Gathering

The Corran

Panoramic glass wall and views over Loch Linnhe.  Stunning.  The Corran

The Laroch

Superb food served in the next village along in Ballachulish.  The Laroch Restaurant and Bar