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Activities – West Highlands & Islands – Days Out Scotland

Discover the magic of the west: sea-lochs and mossy, lush woodlands, long views to a horizon where the sun sinks behind the islands. This is a beguiling and romantic kind of place with a special heritage as the first Kingdom of the Scots.

Fort William, ‘Scotland’s outdoor capital’, sits at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain – but just one peak among many in spectacular Lochaber. Within easy reach are the equally dramatic landscapes of Glencoe, Knoydart and Ardnamurchan.

The ‘Misty Isle’ has beguiled generations of visitors. With superb mountain ranges rising almost sheer from the sea, Skye & Lochalsh is one of the most scenic areas of Scotland.

This is where Scottish tourism began when visitors from the south discovered the hills and lochs of the Trossachs and the beauty of Loch Lomond.

In an arc of more than 130 miles the Outer Hebrides lie on the very edge of Europe. They are the stronghold of Gaelic culture and offer a strong sense of escape from the everyday.