Neptune's
Staircase

Marvel at this modern wonder

Just four miles north of Fort William, is a small village with a BIG staircase lock!

Neptune’s Staircase at Banavie is the longest staircase lock in Scotland. Over a quarter of mile, a flight of eight locks raise the canal by a whopping 19 metres / 62 feet!

Like the Glenfinnan Viaduct, it’s a spectacle that combines both the best in human engineering, and nature’s finest, overlooked as it is by breathtaking Ben Nevis.

It takes around 90 minutes for a boat to travel up or down the locks, so after you’ve made the most of the traffic-free walking and cycling paths along the Great Glen Way, take a breather and wonder at Neptune’s Staircase in action!

ADVENTURE ON YOUR DOORSTEP

When you stay in the shadow of Ben Nevis you’re never far from the action.

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