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Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre

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brings dead rocks to life !

great volunteer-led effort, choice insights into what made the West Highlands - could do with more... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
david j
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Went in here to shelter from rain really. Surprisingly interesting place which tells all about... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
taylea
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Lochaber Geopark encompasses an area of 4,468Km2, including the Small Isles, Ardnamurchan, Ben Nevis and Glencoe. It is this landscape that makes the Geopark the ultimate playground sculpted by nature. Discover the incredible geological heritage of...more
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55A High Street, Fort William PH33 6DH, Scotland
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Reviewed 31 October 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
Thank david j
IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 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 24 October 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
Thank taylea
IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 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 2 October 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
Thank tom g
IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 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 28 September 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 30 September 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 27 September 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
Thank Andrew M
IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 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 19 September 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
Thank APCMann
IslaM154, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 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 16 September 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 24 September 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

Reviewed 16 September 2018

What a little gem of a place, lots of information books/booklets to buy. Friendly and helpful staff too. Fantastic collection of rocks.

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

Hi Deborah, Thank you for your review. Very glad you enjoyed the visit and the publications we have. Hopefully see you again soon. Thanks Isla

Reviewed 16 September 2018

I popped in as I thought this was more about information but seems to be more about a shop. However, the exhibition is good and details the geology of the region over time.More

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

Hi Sandra, Thank you for coming into the visitor centre, and your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the exhibition. We support local crafters in the area and that also helps us keep our visitor centre open. Hopefully a some new exhibits the next time...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Most travellers to Lochaber are there to climb Ben Nevis, walk the West Highland Way, cycle, camp etc., however most of them have no idea of the superb geology of the area. Did you know that Nevis is a collapsed volcano or there was an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Isla M, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Hi Paul, Thank you very much for the review. I am very glad to hear you got to know more about the local area and it's surrounding geology. We pride ourselves on the range of items we have for everyone to enjoy. Hope to see...More

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