Explore Fort William and Ben Nevis

Ardgour is the perfect centre for exploring Lochaber, Glencoe and Ardnamurchan

The area around Corran Lighthouse Lodge is one of mountains, lochs, seas and is also rich in history. There are mountains and crags for hill walks and mountain bike trails to take your breath away.




For less strenuous activities there are woodland trails, pony trekking, sleepy villages and great film locations to explore, Rob Roy, Braveheart and even Harry Potter were all filmed in the area.

Lochaber and Fort William Area and Ben Nevis

Ardgour is at the centre of an area known as Lochaber, which includes Fort William, Glencoe, Spean Bridge, Invergarry, Glenfinnan, Mallaig and the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Also easily accessible are Oban, the Isle of Mull and Fort Augustus, which is situated at the bottom end of Loch Ness.

Fort William, at the head of Loch Linnhe, is just 9 miles away via the ferry. It takes its name from the fort built in 1655 by General Monk. Here you will find all the amenities you require along with a wide variety of activities. Fort William is a base for activities on Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. Some activities you could try which are unique to the area while on holiday include:

  • Nevis Range - take a gondola 2150ft up Aonach Mor.
  • Treasures of the Earth - view priceless gemstones and beautiful crystals.
  • Crannog Cruises - cruise down Loch Linnhe.
  • 'The Jacobite' Steam Train - from Fort William to Mallaig, one of the Great Railway Journeys of the world.
  • Ben Nevis Distillery and Visitor Centre
  • Seaventures Cruises
  • West Highland Museum - view Jacobite collections.
  • Lochaber Leisure Centre
  • Fort William Golf Club
  • Fired Art - paint your own pot or t-shirt studio

Your local Inn at Ardgour

When you return from an invigorating day out, thankfully only two minutes walk from the Lodge is The Inn at Ardgour, which also serves food; booking is advisable.



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