Out and About

Things to do in Fort William and Lochaber

Leisure Facilities

Fort William has a variety of leisure facilities available including full size Ten Pin Bowling at the Nevis Centre which is just a short walk away from Burntree House. The Nevis Centre also hosts regular musical events and a soft play area for children.

Lochaber Leisure Centre has a large heated swimming pool, a fully equipped gym and steam room and sauna which is a perfect way to relax.

Outdoor Activities

The Ice Factor

The Ice Factor features the UK 's largest articulated rock climbing wall and a competition-standard bouldering hall, making it the perfect place to practise, train and learn every conceivable mountaineering skill

Ski-ing and Snowboarding

Nevis Range offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in Scotland right on our doorstep. The Gondola runs continuously all day to whisk you to the top station and the slopes.

Vertical Descents

Vertical Descents is a modern outdoor adventure activity centre offering a wide range of exhilarating activities including Canyoning, White Water Rafting, Fun Yakking, Bridge Swing, Paintball and Mountain Biking.


Family Trips

Jacobite Steam Train

The Jacobite Steam Train operates between Fort William and Mallaig from mid June to the end of September. Perfect for viewing the beautiful scenery and of course seeing the area where Harry Potter was filmed.

Crannog Cruises

Take a trip aboard “Souter's Lass” and cruise down Loch Linnhe to Seal Island and beyond.

Old Inverlochy Castle

Visit the ruins of Old Inverlochy Castle, reached by turning off on the A82 road north from Fort William, before the Esso Station on the right.  Well worth a visit.

Fired Art

Fired Art is an innovative, paint-your-own-pottery studio with a warm quircky cafe open to all. It is also a booking office and ticket office for local music events.


10 Pin Bowling at the Nevis Centre Skiing at Nevis Range Water Sports at Vertical Descents Hogwarts Express Coffee and a Bagel at Fired Art
  • Burntree House
  • Lochview Drive
  • Lochview Estate
  • Fort Willliam
  • PH33 6UP
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