Alternative Local Activities and Attractions
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Activities such as cycling can be arranged via hiring bicycles in Fort William (13 miles); riding and trekking including past Castle Stalker can be arranged at the Lettershuna Riding Centre in Appin (23 miles). It is extremely easy to arrange private boat charters in the Fort William area for family cruises to see the local wildlife, historical scenery and features, additionally scuba diving days for amateurs or competent divers are also available locally.
There are a number of good quality restaurants available within the local area with choices available at Ardgour (4 miles), Ballachulish (9 miles), Fort William (13 miles) and Glenfinnan (20 miles).
There are four local golf courses within one hour's drive of Conaglen House. Namely, the 9-hole ‘Dragon’s Tooth Golf Course’ in Ballachulish (9 miles); the 18-hole Fort William Golf Course (15 miles); the 9-hole ‘Spean Bridge Golf Course’ (23 miles) and the 9-hole Traigh Golf Course in Arisaig (38 miles).
Nevis Range, situated 6 miles north of Fort William which offers excellent skiing opportunities when the weather permits and during spring and summer months a mountain gondola trip available all year, up Aonach Mor to an altitude of 2,150 feet. Enthusiastic mountain bikers can hire a bike and descend the 2,000 feet World Championship Downhill Track between May and September.
Indoor Ice Climbing Wall
The Ice Factor in Kinlochleven (19 miles) offers a world class Indoor Ice and Dry Climbing Wall Facility; in a £2,000,000 Activities Centre which was completed in 2003.
Lochaber Leisure Centre
This leisure centre, located in Fort William, provides a variety of leisure and fitness activities including a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, solarium, fitness suite, squash courts and an indoor climbing wall.
Jacobite Steam Train
As a day of adventure for the younger members of your family, they may appreciate a marvellous trip on the truly historic Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig through some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland, which is now well known for its appearance in the Harry Potter Films.