Torcastle House, Torcastle,
Banavie, Fort William PH33 7PB

01397 701633

Torcastle Bed and Breakfast in Fort William, near Ben Nevis and close to the Caledonian Canal

Out & About

Get walking!

Get walking!

Fort William is full of activities to suit all ages, ranging from a quiet day to an action packed day to keep any adrenalin junkie happy. Hope this will give you some ideas to help plan your trip to the Highlands.

Indoor days…

Take a trip on the Jacobite Steam Train to Mallaig on the Harry Potter’s “Hogwart’s Express” a stunning journey over the Glenfinnan Viaduct with lots of wildlife to spot on the way, or stop off at the Glenfinnan Station Museum or the Monument preserved by the National Trust.

Treasures of the Earth in Corpach offers an insight to the world beneath our feet, holding Europe’s largest private collection of Crystals, Gemstone and Fossils.

Outdoor Days…

Local otters around Torcastle

Local otters around Torcastle

Nevis Range give you access to Aonach Mor by Gondola, perfect for the walker, skiers and the World Cup downhill mountain bike track; they also have a High Wire Adventure area for both adults and children to enjoy. Lochaber is the Outdoor Capital of the UK and has a range of activities to keep you busy from mountain biking to triathlons check out their web site Outdoor Capital of the UK. For Climbers, you can brush up on your skills or face a new challenge at the Indoor Ice Wall at the Ice Factor – lessons are available for all levels of ability.

Cycling and Mountain Biking are very popular in the area and we have Nevis Cycles to sort out all your biking needs, be it hire or repairs. Canoeing and kayaking are accessible with Rockhopper Scotland providing equipment, organised activities and day trips. Many walks are around Fort William if the mountains are too much of a challenge, you can take a picnic and enjoy watching the boats at Neptune’s Staircase or wander up Glen Nevis.  The Walk Highlands website has directions for a good and varied number of walks nearby.  These walks can be seen on their Fort William and Lochaber pages and also their Great Glen Way pages.


The immediate area holds an abundance of wildlife and fauna such as Pine Marten, Red deer, Roe deer, Otter, Owls, Buzzard, Butterflies, Kingfisher and Orchid, mosses and lichens. Boat trips to the islands of Skye, Eigg, Canna, Rum and Muck are well worth it on a sunny day. Another boat trip down Loch Shiel offers the experience of spotting Golden Eagles, Red Deer, Black-throated Divers, plus a wide variety of other wildlife, while learning the history of this special, remote and unspoiled part of the Highlands of Scotland.


The Ben Nevis Distillery is located in Fort William and gives you an insight into how Whisky is made. Enjoy a guide tour and then have lunch in the cafe with 3 choices of home made soup you can’t go wrong.