Places to visit
Tree Tops is a great base from which to explore…
Glenfinnan – The birthplace of the Jacobite rebellion. See the monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie at the head of Loch Shiel where he rallied the Clans to raise his father’s standard to reclaim the Scottish Throne. The National Trust of Scotland visitor centre is open May – October.
The Jacobite steam train
Passing through some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, the 84 mile round trip is one of the world’s great railway journeys. It is advisable to book ahead as there are limited tickets on the day.
Ben Nevis Distillery
Visit one of Scotland’s oldest licensed distilleries and its visitor centre based an old warehouse dating from 1862 and former bottling hall, which still retains some of its original features. Discover the secrets of whisky making.
The Commando Memorial
The 5.1m (17ft) memorial with its 3 Commandos looking out over the area that during the Second World War was their training ground commemorates the Officers and men who gave their lives. Alongside is the memorial garden that commemorates those that have fallen in later campaigns.
Thomas Telford’s impressive series of 8 locks that raises and lowers vessels 70ft on the Caledonian Canal. The 60 mile canal through the Great Glen links Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Nevis and was designed to shorten journeys from the west to east coasts for sailing vessels.
Scotland’s most famous glen is also one of its most dramatic, with imposing mountains, thundering waterfalls and lochs. Glencoe’s history is made of myths, massacre and movies are all now part of the fabric of this magical and mysterious place. Discover it all at the National Trust’s Glencoe Visitor Centre and take in the exhibitions and presentations on the area’s wildlife, landscape and history.
Castles dot the Scottish landscape with ruins at Fort William’s Inverlochy Castle and nearby Castle Tioram, Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness and Eilean Donan used as a set drop for movies such as James Bond and Highlander.
At night there are numerous restaurants and pubs within the Fort William area to eat and drink before relaxing in your room at Treetops that provides you with all the convenience of home.
Then start the day all over again with a breakfast that will fuel your day’s experiences.