Highland Lodges
Self Catering Holiday
Lodges in the Highlands
of Scotland
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Kilfinnan
By South Laggan
Spean Bridge
Inverness-shire
PH34 4EB

Tel: +44 (0)1809 501366


Out and About at Highland Lodges

Wildlife is thriving around the site especially at dawn and dusk. Pine Martins emerge at dusk seeking food. Once a threatened species, the population has increased and these creatures seem to attract a lot of interest from our visitors.

In the sky, Golden and Sea Eagles can be seen as with Osprey and deer which come down from the mountain tops to seek shelter.

These are but a few of the wildlife that inhabit the region.

Further afield on the shores of the Moray Firth, bottle nose dolphins, sea otters, seals and abundance of bird species.

Whatever your preference there’s plenty of boat trips to take you further afield to experience the unique wildlife of the area.

The lodges are sited for easy access to Fort William some 22 miles away. Fort William provides for all tastes, whether seeking a leisurely stroll or a challenging walk up Ben Nevis or perhaps a bit of shopping. Lots to see and well worth a visit.

There’s also a chance to experience the Nevis Range, Britain’s only cable car trip up Aonach Mor (4006ft) which sits beside Ben Nevis.

See the views towards Loch Lochy, Loch Eil and maybe on a clear day the Inner Hebrides. On reaching your destination height of 2,150ft the Snowgoose Restaurant awaits you. Mountain cyclist can use the cable car for an easy ride up and then experience a truly exhilarating descend.

Inverness is some 40 miles away where you can visit the site of the Battle of Culloden and Cawdor Castle among other attractions.

You can also visit the Isle of Skye, 50 miles away, which boasts exceptional scenery on route. There’s lots of pamphlets for things to do within the area in every lodge.

Local Deer around Highland Lodges
Details of view point and travel
time can be found within the lodge
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Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, Loch Duich
Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie.
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Wildlife and nature walks at Highland Lodges
Pine Martin.
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Wildlife and nature walks at Highland Lodges
Views towards Nevis Range
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Where to eat in the area

A wide variety of restaurants and places to eat can
be found all around Highland Lodges - Full details of
the various places to eat out can be found within
the lodges upon arrival.

The Eagle Inn Floating Restaurant
The Eagle Inn Floating Restaurant
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The Crannog - Fort William:
45mins to 1hr away from lodges-Seafood speciality - booking advised. Also boat trips are available from the pier.

Loch Oich Restaurant:
Tel: 01809 501838 - 10 mins from lodges, located within the Great Glen Water Park -
Pleasant environment and a menu to meet all tastes.

  Fort Augustus:
30mins away from Highland Lodges

The Neuk:
01320 366208 - Overlooking the canal, very pleasant and clean environment with a service to match


Things to see and do:

Fishing/cruising trips available: Local experienced fisherman gives you the opportunity whether you are novice or professional to come on board and enjoy the fishing experience or cruise around Loch Lochy and other Lochs within the area. Coaching available. Full details within you lodge - booking advised


Glenfinnan Monument:
By 1815 the Jacobite threat had receded sufficiently into history to allow the erection at Glenfinnan of a monument to mark the raising of Charles Edward Stuart's standard and the beginning of the ill-fated Jacobite Rebellion.

The Glenfinnan Monument came into the care of the National Trust for Scotland in 1938, and they have maintained it ever since. They have also built a visitor centre, details above right, next to the main road.


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Jacobite Steam Train:

Alternative to Road to the Isles, A journey from Fort William to Mallaig, relax and take in the stunning beaches and spectacular mountain range and of course the location of many of Harry Potters adventures, such as traveling over the Glenfinnan Viaduct which was featured in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as with many of Harry Potter films film locations also included Glencoe and the most recent Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) filmed in Glen Nevis (Fort William).

The steam journey is certainly not to be missed and you are wise to book in advance. Open: June to September. Tel: 01524 737751.

The Images of Loch Shiel & Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct to the right are taken from "Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets"




Nevis Range:
Nevis Range
is one of the premier tourist attractions in the Scottish Highlands, no visit is complete without a trip on Britain's only mountain gondola system.

Glencoe Visitor Centre, Glencoe:

Information on walks around the area, and a video presentation of the history of the Glen. Tel: 01855 811307

Monster Activities:
Only 10 minutes away by car outdoor activities catering for all ages, novices and experienced outdoor pursuit enthusiasts. You can experience kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, water skiing, archery, abseiling, skiing, Tel: 01809 501340

Fort Augustus, Loch Ness and Loch Oich are a 10 min drive away. When in Fort Augustus why not visit the Clansman Centre and experience clan life as far back as 500 years.


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