A great introduction to the area:
A short walk up the road. Bar meals and a restaurant. Wonderful views over the loch.
Further up the loch from the Hotel. Country house hotel which accepts non–residents. Formal dining room. Great food.
Russells: Spean Bridge
Listed in the Michelin Guide. Formal environment. Excellent food using local produce.
The Lovat: Fort Augustus
Head Chef is former Scottish Chef of The Year. Three AA Rosettes.
Shops and Amenities
Spar in Spean Bridge. Open 7 days until 9pm
Morrisons ,Tesco Express and Boots in Fort William
Post Office in Spean Bridge
Cash point machine is outside the Post Office Spean Bridge
Closest petrol station is in Fort William
Things to Do
We recommend the following:
Jacobite Steam Train:
Take a ride on the train made famous in the Harry Potter Movies. Travel through stunning scenery from Fort William to Mallaig.
Ski in the winter. Mountain bike in the summer. What more can we say ?!
Walks, watersports and up to date event listings:
Fabulous website with downloadable maps. Suggestions for days out and general activities.
Great Glen Way:
Runs from Fort William to Inverness. Access the route at Gairlochy – three miles from Skye Fall.
There are numerous golf courses in the area. All set in spectacular surroundings. The three closest are:
Spean Bridge: www.speangolf.org.uk
Fort William: www.fortwilliamgolfclub.co.uk
Fort Augustus: www.fortaugustusgc.webeden.co.uk
Isle of Skye
Road to the Isles: From Fort William to Mallaig
Oban: Gateway to the islands
Inverness and Loch Ness
Clan Cameron Museum at Achnacarry:
Created by the current chief of Clan Cameron and his wife. The museum holds many items of interest including the last kilt worn in action by a Scottish soldier (a Queen's Own Cameron Highlander), Bonnie Prince Charlie's waistcoat, Catherine Cameron's bridesmaid dress from the 1981 royal wedding, and crockery from James Cameron's film "Titanic.
A short distance from Skye Fall on the A82 near Spean Bridge, you will find the Commando Memorial. Sculpted in bronze, the three Second World War soldiers, whose story is told in the nearby museum, survey their training area to the West. The views from the memorial are stunning.
Eilean Donan Castle:
As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands.
Below is an interactive map showing the location of Skye Fall overlooking Loch Lochy.