Things to do at Taransay
Activities in and around Fort William: There are many places of interest in Fort William and surrounding area here are just a few.
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle, is an iconic Scottish attraction. The famous castle situated in the village of Dornie, where three famous lochs meet, dates back to the 13th Century, this excellent attraction is ready to explore.
Loch Linnhe can be seen from Taransay and is the beautiful loch that Fort William can be found next to. The Loch is a great place for experienced kayakers to explore!
Ben Nevis is Britains highest mountain, set in Glen Nevis, used as a location for films such as Rob Roy and Braveheart .
Commando Memorial, Spean Bridge
The Commando Memorial is a World War Two monument dedicated to the British Commando Forces and is definitely worth a visit, not only for the history but for the spectacular views offered from the location.
The Silver Sands of Morar are a spectacular set of beaches known for being the set for the film 'Local Hero' and many others. Definitely one of the best beaches in Scotland.
Treasures of the Earth Exhibition
Treasures of the Earth Exhibition, a unique visitor attraction of interest to both adults and youngsters Tel: 01397 772 283 for details.
West Highland Museum
West Highland Museum in the centre of Fort William, which has a fascinating display of Jacobite memorabilia etc. westhighlandmuseum.org.uk
Ben Nevis Distillery
Ben Nevis Distillery, visitors can see around the distillery, visit the gift shop and have a coffee or a snack. www.bennevisdistillery.com
Nevis Range Gondola
Nevis Range Gondola serves the ski centre during the winter months, but is also a popular attraction in summer. It takes the visitor 2150 feet up Aonach Mor where there are spectacular views over of the area. Great food is served in the licensed restaurant. www.nevis-range.co.uk
The West Highland Line is a journey by train from Fort William to Mallaig and is truly beautiful. The Jacobite steam train runs 5-14 times per week during June –September across the iconic viaduct as seen in the Harry Potter films.
Sunset at Glenfinnan
Glenfinnan is a lovely little place only 15 miles from Fort William ,there is a visitor centre giving you all the history of the area, and there is a fine monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie. www.visitglenfinnan.co.uk
Old Inverlochy Castle
Old Inverlochy Castle shortly before the turning onto the Road to the Isles at the A830. The ruins are in a lovely setting along the River Lochy. inverlochycastle.co.uk
The Caledonian Canal
The Caledonian Canal and Neptune’s Staircase, a line of seven lochs linking Loch Linnhe and the freshwater lochs of the Great Glen: Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness. Read more in Undiscovered Scotland.
Road to the Isles.
Road to the Isles is a lovely day trip option, a drive along the Road to the Isles to the fishing village of Mallaig, on your way there you will pass the Silver Sands of Morar, beautiful sandy beaches, an ideal spot for a picnic lunch.
Fort William is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Scotland. The area has something to offer everyone, activities such as walking, mountaineering, ski-ing, golf and cycling. If you want to have a relaxing holiday, and enjoy spectacular scenery come and visit this part of the Highlands.