Welcome to lochaber - things to do
Welcome to Lochaber You will be spoilt for choice for Things to do in Lochaber and Fort William! Imagine your ideal adventure playground with activities, challenges and surprises around every corner. Now imagine the playground covers 2,000 square miles. You have just pictured Lochaber and Fort William.
Lochaber is also home to the tallest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis, which provides walks, ice climbs, rock climbs and scrambles for people of all different abilities. Ben Nevis’s climate can often be cloudy and cool, so it is important to bring appropriate clothing and equipment if you’re hoping to get to the summit. Guides are also available for walking on Ben Nevis and lots of other mountain walks in the area.
With some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world, Lochaber is a great place for scenic walks and to visit historic landmarks such as Old Inverlochy Castle or the Commando Memorial. Moreover, the more pop-culturally aware should not be able to resist a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train, which travels over the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct made even more iconic after appearing in four Harry Potter films carrying the beloved Hogwarts Express.
For Outlander fans a visit to Fort William museum is esencial – Fans of the Outlander books and TV series are making our Museum a ‘must see’ destination to learn more about the world of the Jacobites that Claire Randall found herself sharing with Jamie Fraser in 1743. We are pleased about that and know we can give them an excellent insight. As a guide we have produced this Outlander leaflet.
Welcome to lochaber – Things to do in Lochaber & Fort William
Lochaber may not have a huge population but the area is far larger than you might think.
Dig deeper and you will find that it is made up of several regions, each with its own, distinct flavour, and each offering their own unique Outdoor Capital of the UK Adventure!