A Catalogue of Attractions and Activities to do near to Our Luxury Hotel
One of the many advantages of The Prince’s House Hotel is our ideal location in the Western Highlands of Scotland. The Glenfinnan area is stacked with attractions and activities to do from walks to steam trains, with our excellent hotel rooms and fine dining facilities ensuring relaxation after a long day of enjoyment.
Loch Shiel Eagle-Watching Cruises
When visiting The Prince’s House Hotel and Glenfinnan, a cruise on Loch Shiel with local skipper Jim Michie is a must.
Utilising over 16 years' experience, Jim has gained in-depth knowledge of the local wildlife and geology of the loch. Jim offers a unique eagle-watching experience, by providing live commentary on the aspects of the loch. While keeping an eye out for rare wildlife such as the Golden and White-Tailed Eagles, Red Deer, and Black-Throated Divers.
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National Trust for Scotland
The visitor centre for Scotland’s National Trust tells the story of the Jacobite uprising in 1745, with The Glenfinnan Monument nearby offering a spectacular view of the highlands.
The viewpoint on the hill behind the centre offers some of the finest views in Scotland, including the Glenfinnan Viaduct which has been seen throughout the Harry Potter film franchise.
Glenfinnan Train Station Museum
Formally opened in 1901, the Glenfinnan Train Station continues to serve the community as a tribute to the West Highland Railway.
The museum was set up in 1991 to save the building from demolition, and tells of the construction and development of the West Highland Railway and is a substantial resource for historians and train enthusiasts alike.
The countryside rangers of The Highland Council run many events and guided walks throughout the year, aiming to educate and raise awareness to the local community and visitors of the wildlife, the scenery, the history, and the culture of the area.
For full details of this service and to view a calendar of planned events click here.
The Jacobite Steam Train
The Jacobite Steam Train is described as one of the greatest railway journeys in the world, with the 84-mile trip taking you through and near to locations such as Ben Nevis, Arisaig, Loch Morar, and River Morar before finally arriving next to Loch Nevis.
The train stops at the village of Glenfinnan after crossing its famous viaduct, and beyond are the beautiful villages of Lochailort, Arisaig, Morar, and Mallaig.
Six miles north of Fort William, Nevis Range offers a catalogue of outdoor activities to suit people of all ages. Whether it’s walking, extreme snow sports, or mountain biking. Britain’s only mountain range has something for everyone.
The Nevis Range and surrounding area of Lochaber boasts a vast and varying range of mountain bike trails. From cross-country trails, white-knuckle downhills, to relaxing forest trails that are accessible to even the most inexperienced of riders. Lochaber has also played host to the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.
Nevis Range offers winter sports enthusiasts a range of slopes to suit all abilities, with our equipment hire and snow sports school ensure to adhere to the needs of all.
The High Wire Adventure is the ideal location for birthdays, parties, groups, work outings, hen or stag parties, or corporate adventure day. The High Wire Adventure hosts new features such as a climbing wall and net tunnel, with the course suitable for children, families, and adults with no experience necessary.
Glenfinnan and the surrounding areas offer walks for all levels of intensity and experience, with low level walks to Munros, The Corbetts and Ben Nevis. The high-level walks require some specialist equipment and knowledge and should not be undertaken lightly.