In the West Coast of the Scottish Highlands the Moorings is the perfect base to explore all that the Highlands has to offer as well as being just 2 and 3 hours coach drive away from Scotland’s International Airports. Positioned perfectly to take in views of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor the Moorings Hotel is set on the banks of the Caledonian Canal, featuring Neptune’s Staircase, a historic Landmark designed by Thomas Telford in the early 1800’s.
Attractions and Points of Interest close by:
Nevis Range – Britain’s only Mountain Gondola, High Wire Adventure, Bike and Walking Tracks & Snowsports Resort – Nevis Range, Aonach Mor – approx 7 miles.
Ben Nevis Distillery – One of Scotland’s oldest distilleries and the creator of the local well known whisky – Ben Nevis. Daily Tours Available. – approx 1.5 miles.
Crannog Cruises – Wildlife Tours on Loch Linnhe. Sailings Daily – Fort William – approx 2 miles.
Treasures of the Earth – Europe’s finest private collection of Crystals, Gemstones and Fossils. Open Daily. – Corpach – approx 1.5 miles.
Ben Nevis & Glen Nevis Visitor Centre – Britain’s highest mountain and information centre – Glen Nevis – approx 4 miles.
The Caledonian Canal, situated right next to the hotel, runs from Corpach, Fort William in the West Coast to Inverness, in the East Coast, for some 60 miles. It was constructed in the early 19th century by engineer, Thomas Telford. Only 1/3 of the canal is man-made with the rest made up of Loch Dochfour, Loch Ness, Loch Oich, and Loch Lochy. Neptune’s Staircase is located right outside the hotel and consists of 8 Locks lifting boats some 64 ft. It is the longest system in Britain and takes on average around 90 minutes to pass through.
Distance via Coach:
Skye – approx 3 hrs Mallaig – approx 1 hour
Oban – approx 1 hour Aviemore – approx 1 hour
Dalwhinnie – approx 1 hour Inverness – approx 2 hour
Edinburgh – approx 3 hours Glasgow – approx 2.5 hours
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