Visit Lochaber, The Road to the Isles, Glenfinnan and Mallaig
Lochaber is, quite simply, a must visit for anyone wishing to see, experience and appreciate the very best of Scotland and its awesome diversity and beauty. From the most stunning mountain scenery in Scotland, to possibly the best quality range of outdoor pursuits anywhere in the UK, and certainly in Scotland – hence the term ‘The Outdoor Capital of Scotland’ – this remarkable area will leave you reeling in delight, and immediately instil a spirit of adventure.
Stunning walking and climbing virtually from our doorstep. Lochaber Watersports not far away. Great golf at Fort William and on superb small highland courses notably Traigh. Excellent river and loch fishing. Deer stalking and shooting. The Farm riding centre at Torlundy. Sensational wildlife cruises on Loch Shiel. Nevis Range Mountain Gondola and Ski Resort. Memorable train journeys. And much much more. All amidst some of the wildest and most captivating scenery in the Scottish Highlands, in "Western Europe's last great wilderness", as Lochaber is known.
The immortasl 'Road to the Isles'
The A830, more famously known as the Road to the Isles, is a road in Lochaber, in the Highlands of Scotland, which connects Fort William to the port of Mallaig.
Here you will truly see some of the most spectacular scenery in the world - from sandy beaches to dramatic hills - green woodlands, heather moors, unforgettable sea views with magnificent sunsets over the Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna, Skye and the remote wilderness of Knoydart.
Experience the Jacobite steam train on the famous West Highland Line from Fort William to Mallaig. Explore our historic heritage, take a wildlife cruise or ferry trip to the Small Isles. You will enjoy local food and Highland hospitality all the way.
Famous historical events around Fort William and Lochaber - the history of Lochaber is fascinating and has its part to play in the history of the Jacobites, the resulting Battle of Culloden where the Rising came to an end, and the subsequent quoshing of traditional Clan life, the Clearances and of course Crofting. For more information, visit the history about the Fort William and Lochaber area