Attractions and Places to Visit in the Southern Highlands

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

Located at the most westerly point of mainland Britain. Visit the exhibition and climb the lighthouse tower for some amazing views.

Opening times: Apr to Oct: Daily, 10am - 5pm - Admission Charge
Location: Kilchoan, Acharacle PH36 4LN - Tel: 01972 510210 - Website

Ardnamurchan Natural History Centre

The Centre houses an interactive exhibition describing the flora and fauna of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, including live camera links to birds' nesting sites.

Opening times: Mar to Oct: Daily from 10.30am - 5.30pm (winter opening times vary) - Admission Charge
Location: Glenmore, Acharacie, Argyll, PH36 4JG - Tel: 01972 500209 - Website

Clan Cameron Museum

History of the Clan and of Achnacarry. Bonnie Prince Charlie's refuge, Jacobite artifacts, Clan and Regimental history, Commando mementos.

Opening times: Apr to Oct, 1.30pm - 4.30pm; Jul & Aug: 11am- 4.30pm - Admission Charge
Location: Achnacarry, Spean Bridge, Inverness-Shire, PH34 4EJ - Tel: 01397 712090

Glencoe & North Lorn Folk Museum

Local history, domestic, agriculture, military, Jacobite and slate displays, located in heather thatched buildings.

Opening times: Apr to Oct: Mon - Sat, 10am - 5.30pm - Admission Charge
Location: - Glencoe, PH49 4HS - Tel: 01855811664 - Website

Glenfinnan Monument

Set in superb scenery, this monument was erected in tribute to the clansmen who fought for the Jacobite cause with Prince Charles Edward Stuart in 1745. Climb to the top for stunning views. Visitor Centre, shop, picnic area.

Opening times: Mar to Oct, Daily - Admission Charge
Location: Glenfinnan PH37 4LT - Tel: 08444932221 - Website

Glencoe Visitor Centre

Visitor centre with exhibition on local area, its history, people and wildlife. Find out all about this remarkable place in this award-winning centre, which includes a shop and cafe.

Opening times: daily - Admission Charge
Location: Glencoe, PH49 4LA - Tel: 08444932222 - Website

Glen Nevis Visitor Centre

Ben Nevis mountain safety and information centre, with interpretive info on all aspects of Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis. Shop with mountain safety equipment, drinks and sweets. Live weather reports for mountain.

Opening times: daily from 9am - Admission Charge
Location: Glen Nevis, Fort William - Tel: 01397 705922 - Website

Land Sea & Island Centre

A small interpretive exhibition of the natural and social history of the Arisaig area.

Opening times: Apr to Sept - Admission Charge
Location: 7 New Buildings, Arisaig, Inverness-shire - Tel: 01687450263 - Website

Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery

Superb art gallery in central Fort William, offering shows from the National Art Collections, contemporary artists, music events, artists studio, craft and fine art for sale.

Opening times: Daily, 10am - 10pm - Admission Free
Location: Lime Tree, Achintore Road, Fort William PH33 6RQ - Tel: 01397701806 - Website

Mallaig Heritage Centre

Conveniently placed beside Mallaig Railway Station, the Heritage Centre houses a large exhibition telling the story of Mallaig and the surrounding districts. Fishing, crofting, the railway, lifeboats, wildlife, geology. There is something to interest everyone.

Opening times: all year: times vary - Admission Charge
Location: Station Road, Mallaig, Inverness-shire PH41 4PY - Tel: 01687462085 - Website

Nevis Range Mountain Gondola

An exhilarating trip in Britain's only mountain gondola to 650m on Aonach Mor, near Ben Nevis. Summer evening ceilidhs for all the family with Scottish dancing and food (phone to book).

  • Mountain gondola trip with breathtaking mountain views.
  • Mountain restaurant and bar.
  • Mountain Discovery Centre.
  • Mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding (weather dependent)

Opening times: Mid Dec to Mid Nov 10am - 5pm
Location: Torlundy, Fort William PH33 6SQ - Tel: 01397705825 - Website

The Sunart Centre

The Sunart Centre in Strontian includes Ardnamurchan Library, sports and recreation facilities. Theatre hosting a variety of music, theatre and film events.

Location: Strontian, PH36 4JA - Tel: 01397 709228 - Website

Treasures of The Earth

Experience one of Europe's finest private collections of priceless Crystals, Gemstones and Fossils. The whole family will be amazed by this impressive display, which took nature more than 500 million years to create.

Opening times: Mar to Nov: Daily, 10am - 5pm; Mid Sep: 9.30am -7pm - Admission Charge
Location: Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7JL - Tel: 01397772283 - Website

West Highland Museum

Collection includes Highland life, military, domestic and cultural history and a world famous Jacobite collection.

Opening times: all year: times vary - Admission Free
Location: Cameron Square, Fort William PH33 6AJ - Tel: 01397702169 - Website

Witch's Trails - Forestry Commission Scotland

Legend has it that the Witch of Leanachan fled to the hills of Aonach Mar in the 1800s. Keeping her spooky spirit alive, the world-famous Witch's Trails continue to bewitch mountain bikers.

Opening times: all year - Admission Free
Location: Leanachan Forest, by Fort William - Tel: 01397702184 - Website


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Towns and Villages in the Highlands

Fort William, Invergarry, Inverness, Isle of Skye, John o'Groats .

Attractions in North Highlands

Attadale Gardens | Assynt | Beinn Eighe | Caithness Horizons | Clan Gunn | Clynelish Distillery | Dalmore Distillery | Dingwall Museum | Dunrobin Castle | Gairloch Museum | Glen Ord Distillery | Museum of Childhood | Historylinks | Inverewe Gardens | Loch Ewe Distillery | Castle of Mey | Timespan Museum | Ullapool Museum

Attractions in Central Scotland

Camera Obscura (Edinburgh) | Canongate Tolbooth | Edinburgh Castle | High Kirk of Edinburgh | Holyrood Abbey & Royal Palace

Please note that the above information was accurate at the time this page was last updated. This information is subject to change at any time (opening times in particular), therefore if you plan on visiting any of the above attractions, please check the owner's website first or phone them for the latest details.


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