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Inchree waterfall and Vertical Descents – 30 minutes
Oban – 1 hour
Enjoy a visit to the Scottish sea life sanctuary, horse riding in Lettershuna or the visitors centre at Castle Stalker before exploring “the Gateway to the Isles”. Consider visiting the rare breed’s farm park, Feochan Mhor trout smokehouse, Inveraray jail or just relax on a Loch Etive cruise, exploring Scotland’s most beautiful sea-loch that extends to the mountains of Glencoe. A visit to McTavish kitchen for an enjoyable dinner and Scottish show could just be the finishing touch to a great day out.
Ardnamurchan – 2 hours
A wild, remote yet strangely beautiful place, one of the least populated areas of Great Britain. There is abundant wildlife, including red deer, otters, seals, eagles and pine martens. The area also contains hundreds or rare wild plants, some of which are only found in Ardnamurchan. The north coastline affords spectacular views out to the islands of Rum, Eigg and Muck and on a clear day, the Outer Hebrides are clearly visible.
Isle of Mull – 2 hours
Children will enjoy a visit to Tobermory (Balamory) with its multi-coloured buildings. Other attractions are whale and dolphin watching, a visit to the distillery at Tobermory bay, golf course, museum or climb up Ben More. The southern peninsula of Mull is known as the “Ross of Mull”. It extends from Pennyghael to Fionnphort. Fionnphort is the village where you can catch the ferry to Iona, as well as trips to Staffa and the Treshnish isles. The "Ross" is well known for its granite and spectacular beaches.
The Jacobite steam train
A 5 minute walk to the railway station in Fort William to hop on "The Jacobite" steam train to Mallaig. The service runs between May and October twice daily and is a great way to enjoy he stunning scenery of the West Highlands. The train ride received a great deal of publicity after featuring in the Harry Potter series of movies.