The Western Highlands region is famed for its soaring, rocky mountains and lush greenery dotted with lochs or lakes as far as the eye can see. For hiking and trekking enthusiasts, the Scottish Highlands are the stuff of dreams thanks to Lochaber Geopark, home to Britain’s tallest peak Ben Nevis, as well as numerous trails across rolling hills and valleys. Featured in many a movie, such as the Harry Potter series, the gentle slopes of the valley offer astounding photo opportunities. Stop by the two visitor centers in the park to brush up on your knowledge of geology and see samples of rocks and minerals from the area showcased in interesting displays. Nearby, a lighthouse at the mystical Ardnamurchan Point affords sweeping views of the British Isles, all the way from Isle of Mull in the south to Isle of Skye in the north! Wonderfully picturesque, Camusdarach draws you in for a stroll on its wooden footbridge and dunes, as does the Commando Memorial in Glen Spean. From your ideal base near Fort William, spend days exploring the region at your own pace. Climb aboard the Jacobite steam train that traverses a scenic route to Mallaig passing across the historic Glenfinnan Viaduct. Along the way, quaint little settlements beckon with authentic local pubs that offer fish and chips and Scottish ale on tap!
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Ballachulish Hotel nestles on the shores of Loch Linnhe, minutes from hiking trails as well as popular attractions such as distilleries and castles. Located on the outskirts of Ballachulish village, this stately refurbished hotel has stood tall since 1877.
Loch Leven Hotel stands on the shores of a freshwater loch, near the quaint little village of North Ballachulish in the Western Highlands. A historic inn dating back to the 17th century, the lodge was once used as an inn for the Ballachulish Ferry.