by About Lochaber, Tuesday 08 February 2011 @ 8:22 AM

There's a whole load of fun things to see and do in Fort William and Lochaber with many visitor attractions for tourists of all ages. You can take a tour of the Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery, take the Jacobite Steam Train to Mallaig and relax on the beautiful white beaches at Morar, ride the gondola up Nevis Range or climb Ben Nevis to enjoy the breath-taking panoramic views.

Here's our selection of top 10 things to do in and around the area.

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Things to see

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Visitor Centre

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Visitor Centre

At the most westerly point on the British mainland, Ardnamurchan Lighthouse has been guiding ships safely through the waters off Scotland’s west coast since 1849. The light tower soars

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Caledonian Canal

Caledonian Canal

60 miles of Scottish Highland splendour amid outstanding unspoilt scenery best describes the Caledonian Canal. Slicing through the Great Glen, this majestic canal is considered by many as one of

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Glenfinnan Monument

Glenfinnan Monument

The Glenfinnan Monument situated here at the head of Loch Shiel was erected in 1815 to mark the place where Prince Charles Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie") raised his standard,

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Treasures of the Earth

Treasures of the Earth

Welcome to Treasures of the Earth, Europe’s finest private collection of Crystals, Gemstones and Fossils. You will be amazed by this incredible display, which took nature more than 500

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The Ben Nevis Distillery

The Ben Nevis Distillery

Welcome to The Ben Nevis Distillery and Visitor Centre in Fort William, Scotland. We invite you to discover the secrets of Whisky distilling and enjoy the unique sensation of the

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The Jacobite Steam Train

The Jacobite Steam Train

Described as one of the great railway journeys of the world. This 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain

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West Highland Museum

West Highland Museum

Situated in the high street in the heart of the historic town of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, The West Highland Museum’s collections tell the story of the region

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Things to do

Crannog Cruises

Crannog Cruises

Stunning views… Majestic wildlife… Board Souter’s Lass for a wonderful cruise down Loch Linnhe and enjoy the breath-taking scenery of Lochaber. With our unique and informative skipper’s

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The Ice Factor

The Ice Factor

Visit one of the top 5 visitor attractions in the highlands! Ice Factor is the perfect destination for visitors to the West Highlands. With activities like rock climbing, ice climbing

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Nevis Range

Nevis Range

Welcome To The Nevis Range Mountain Experience! Let Britain's only mountain gondola transport you effortlessly to 650m.Meander along the mountain trails to the panoramic viewpoints, then relax

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Places to eat

Crannog Restaurant

Crannog Restaurant

Fresh Scottish seafood with a warm Highland welcome! Situated in the heart of Fort William, Crannog is a seafood restaurant like no other – in a quiet

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Places

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

The UK's Highest Mountain As most of you will know Ben Nevis is the tallest mountain in the UK towering at a colossal 4406ft or 1344m. Due to its

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