Out and About
There is so much to see and do on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Here are some suggestions on both Ardnamurchan and slightly wider afield:
The Fort William Mountain Festival takes place around February or March. This outdoor themed sports and cultural event is sure to make your stay in the area an exciting time. Check it out at www.mountainfestival.co.uk
The Loch Shiel Spring Festival takes place during May. Check out all the music venues including Acharacle's Shielbridge Hall at www.lochshielfestival.com
Last years Mountain Bike World Cup was a resounding success for Ben Nevis and Fort William. Check out all the current events for this year at www.nevisrange.co.uk. The Glenfinnan Gathering takes place on the Saturday closest to the 19th of August. This is one gathering not to be missed.
The Ben Nevis Race takes place at the beginning of September. Check this event out at www.bennevisrace.co.uk.
Ardnamurchan Lighthouse is the most westerly point on the British Isles mainland. Well worth a visit - climb to the top for the fantastic views!
Ardnamurchan Natural History Centre – One of Scotlands most original and exciting visitor attractions. Telephone 01972 5000209.
Loch Shiel Cruises – The Eagle Watch heads out from both Glenfinnan and Acharacle along Loch Shiel and is a wildlife cruise not to be missed.
Resipole Studios - An art studio with regular changes to its displays.
Castle Tioram - A visit to this lovely ruined castle is only 5 minutes' drive away or an enjoyable walk.
Silver Sands of Morar – a trip to the silver sands of Morar is always worthwhile with some of the whitest sand you will see on the British Isles - setting for the film Local Hero.
Glencoe Folk Museum – Local history, domestic, agricultural, military, Jacobite, slate in restored heather thatched buildings.
The National Trust Visitor Centre, Glencoe – Located one mile south of Glencoe Village on A82.
Treasures of the Earth – Stunning collection of priceless gemstones, crystals and minerals found on the A830 from Fort William to Mallaig at Corpach. 01397 772283
Ben Nevis Distillery and visitor centre, Fort William - Open all year for tours.
In an hour from Acharacle you can be on the Isle of Mull, Glencoe, Fort William and Ben Nevis, Mallaig and the boat to Skye. The area offers an abundance of activities and is an excellent place to locate yourself away from the hussle and bustle of town life. Settle down to a relaxing evening in old world Scotland the way it was meant to be.
Nevis Range Mountain Gondola – Mountain walks, restaurant, excellent mountain biking & winter ski area 01397 705825.
Glenfinnan Monument NTS – Monument to the clansmen who followed Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 1745 Jacobite Rising. Located on A830. 01397 722250.
Ride the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig . One of the great railway journeys of the world 01463 239026.
Sea-Life Centre, Barcaldine, Oban – Spectacular aquariam and seal rescue programme. 10 miles north of Oban on A828.