Tigh Na Drochaid is within convenient walking distance of the many shops, bars and restaurants in Fort William.
This bustling town is set in the shadow of Ben Nevis. There are daily boat trips from the pier to see the seals in Loch Linnhe (March to October). You can also explore the distillery, museum, art gallery, shops and leisure centre.
There are many interesting events throughout the year including the Mountain Film Festival in February, the Scottish Six Day Motorcycle Trials in May and Skyrunning in September. Fort William also hosts several Downhill Mountain Bike races as well as the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. The Fort William Marathon is in July, while the Lochaber Agricultural Show is in August and the Ben Nevis Race is in September.
We are 1 mile from the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre where you can start the ascent of Ben Nevis (Britain's highest mountain at 1,344 metres or 4,409 feet). Be sure to check the weather conditions before you start walking. The staff at the centre are happy to advise you.
Glen Nevis is well known for the spectacular waterfall known Steall Falls or 'The White Spout' in Gaelic. This is Scotland's second highest waterfall (with a single drop of 120 metres / 390 feet). There is a footpath from the Glen Nevis car park.
Set in the heart of the Highlands, this is an ideal base to explore the surrounding area. Here's just a few suggestions of what you could visit on a short drive.
Discover the spectacular wilderness scenery of Glen Coe and Rannoch Moor. Explore rugged Ardnamurchan and photogenic Castle Tioram. Learn about the Commando Memorial near Spean Bridge. If you've seen the 'Monarch of the Glen' on TV, you'll want to explore Loch Laggan and Laggan Sands (the largest inland beach in the country) where the series was filmed. Glencoe is also where the popular Outlander TV series was filmed.
The Road to the Isles is a wonderful coastal drive including the Glenfinnan Monument (where you can learn about the Jacobite Rebellion and Bonnie Prince Charlie), the silver sands of Morar and marvellous views of the Small Isles (boat trips available from Arisaig and Mallaig). If you are a Harry Potter fan - why not travel in style and take the steam train from Fort William to Mallaig? From Glenfinnan you can also take a cruise to spot the eagles on Loch Shiel.
Tigh Na Drochaid is located approximately 100 metres from the end of The West Highland Way (Scotland's most famous long distance walking trail).
As Outdoor Capital of the UK, Fort William is a great base for activities. Golf, fishing, horse riding, mountain biking, karting, and watersports can all be arranged locally.
For indoor pursuits, the Leisure Centre in Fort William has a climbing wall, swimming pool, sauna, squash courts. The nearby Nevis Centre has a children's play area, ten pin bowling, snooker/pool and games hall.
As well as being at the end of the West Highland Way, Fort William is also the start of the Great Glen Way (walking trail to Inverness) and the Great Glen Cycle Route.
The Nevis Range is THE place for mountaineering, skiing and snowboarding (depending on snow conditions).
For the less energetic, you can take a leisurely gondola trip up the mountainside to enjoy the amazing views.
We are also a short drive from the Ice Factor Kinlochleven (the National Centre for Ice Climbing) which has the biggest indoor ice climbing facility in the world.
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