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Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Really interesting little place detailing various formations and types of rocks to be found within... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dehumanised
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Fun for all ages

Fun interactive displays, and lovely helpful volunteer to explain everything! Brilliant educational... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2019
RML2019
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Lochaber Geopark encompasses an area of 4,468Km2, including the Small Isles, Ardnamurchan, Ben Nevis and Glencoe. Discover the incredible geological heritage of the area in our Visitor Centre on Fort William's High Street and whatever your...more
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55A High Street, Fort William PH33 6DH, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting little place detailing various formations and types of rocks to be found within the area and beyond. Mairi, the volunteer working, was lovely and chatted away with us for ages.More

Date of experience: April 2019
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IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and coming into the Visitor Centre! Our volunteers are great and we would not be able to stay open without them. *Marie has a great wealth of local knowledge, and we are grateful to have her volunteer. I hope...More

Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

Fun interactive displays, and lovely helpful volunteer to explain everything! Brilliant educational tool for children!More

Date of experience: January 2019
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IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2019

Thank you very much for your kind review! It is good to hear you enjoyed the visit. We cannot say this often enough but our volunteers are fantastic: dedicated and knowledgable. In the future, we are hoping to update a few of our interactive displays....More

Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

We dropped into this information centre so ask about the local geology and ended up getting a wealth of knowledge as well as a few tips on want walks to do in the area and what to do the following day on the way back...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear you got a lot of information during your visit to our Centre. Our volunteers are what keep us going and we could not do it without them! Hope you had a good trip...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018

great volunteer-led effort, choice insights into what made the West Highlands - could do with more on the shaping of the present landscape - the mountains and glensMore

Date of experience: October 2018
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IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Hi David, Thank you for your rejuvenating review, it rocks! We have a good interpretation centre in Roy Bridge, Darwin's Rest cafe and shop, explaining the formation of Glen Roy's parallel roads which might be more what you are looking for? It covers the Quaternary...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Went in here to shelter from rain really. Surprisingly interesting place which tells all about geological history of the world going back millions of years. I've never really been interested in that but found myself reading about it and enjoying it. Not a huge place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. There is a lot of information to pass the time, as you noticed! Pop in again soon.

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Do contribute to this great little centre of knowledge. Loads of information, graded for age from young children to oldies like me. Some great videos (Run up Ben Nevis!) and loads of books to purchase.

Date of experience: September 2018
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IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hi Tom, Thank you for coming into see us and giving us a review. Hope you got the time to see most of the videos (a nice run through Lochaber so to speak)! Pop in again soon.

Reviewed September 28, 2018

A different way to look at the highlands in a small exhibit that can be incorperated into a day in fort william easily. Worth nipping in for a look

Date of experience: August 2018
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IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Thank you for coming in to see the exhibit. I hope that it gave you some more insight into the Highlands whilst on your travels. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Thank you for the review.

Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon the centre and it is absolutely fantastic for young and old alike. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
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IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Hi Andrew, Thank you for the review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed the centre. We try to include items and information for all ages in the centre so it is nice to know that you noticed this. Thanks again, Isla

Reviewed September 19, 2018

You expect to see certain things on a High Street in most UK Towns. Shops of course, Cafes, Public Houses etc.. But you don't expect to see a Centre for promoting understanding of the Geology in the surrounding area. Being a self-confessed, but amateur, Geology...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

It is great to hear that you were happy to see us on the High Street and enjoyed your visit. Our volunteers are fantastic and provide excellent advice and knowledge of the Geopark and Lochaber. Thank you very much for your review.

Reviewed September 16, 2018

Loved this place. So much info on local geology and landforms and lovely selection of gifts and postcards. Staff volunteers but so helpful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jan T
IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Hi Jan, Thank you for the kind review. Glad you found the visit informative, our crafts to your liking and our volunteers helpful. Hopefully see you again soon, Isla

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