The Area

Glenfinnan Station

Your adventure holiday starts as soon as you leave for Ardnamurchan! Whether its walking, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, fishing or wildlife spotting - all of these activities and more are on the doorstep.

The Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films, is in close proximity. A pioneering use of concrete was used to build this magnificent structure. Finished in 1901 by concrete Bob (Sir Robert Macalpine), it was the first and longest mass concrete viaduct in Britain. Travel on the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig, voted “The World's Greatest train Journey”. Visit the Station Museum (free to lodge guests) and the station's 1950s dining car railway carriage serving food and drink 7 days in week (April to Oct).

We are proud to be friends of Glenfinnan Station.

NevisThe Glenfinnan Monument stands amid spectacular highland scenery at the head of the romantic Loch Shiel. The visitor centre tells the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s campaign to restore the exiled Stuarts to the throne, near to the place that he raised his standard in 1745.

Or if Ben Nevis is on your list of things to do, this epic Munro can be reached in an hour along with the Nevis Range famous mountain bike world cup downhill track at Torlundy.

The Glen Coe Mountain Resort can be reached within the hour for snowboarding, skiing and downhill mountain biking.

Boat trips are available locally from Glenfinnan across Loch Shiel to Acharacle, or from your door step at the Polloch Pontoon. This unique guided cruise is aided by local skipper Jim Michie's knowledge of local history and geology and his expertise in spotting golden and sea eagles, red deer and other local wildlife.

A beautiful drive alongside Loch Sunart heading west will bring you to the Ardnamurchan Distillery which opened in July 2014 to begin the process of producing what will eventually become world-class single malts.

The Ardnamurchan Natural History Visitor Centre is also located at Glenmore exhibiting local wildlife. A café serves excellent lunches with gift shop and a good selection of books and maps.

Further along the coastline is the Ardnamurhchan peninsula, the most westerly point on the British mainland and home to the Ardnamurchan lighthouse housing exhibitions and café.

Day trips to Mull can be taken with ferry crossings from either Lochaline or Kilchoan.

Food and drink
Locally Strontian has several places to eat including Kilcamb Lodge, The Strontian Hotel and Bothy Bar, and the Ariundle Centre.

There are numerous walks from the lodge. For the adventurous take the old lead mine track to Correntee and on to Beinn Resipol, or take the north ridge at the back of the lodge. Once at the top you can enjoy spectacular views to Skye and the Cuillins and to Glenaladale and Gaskan on Loch Shiel. For the shorter walks there are several forestry tracks in the immediate area.