Set in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain, Neptune’s Staircase is a dramatic flight of eight locks on the Caledonian Canal.
3 miles from Fort William
65 miles from Inverness
111 miles from Glasgow
Free parking at Banavie Locks car park.
How to get there
Locating Neptune's Staircase is quite straightforward, as it is situated just beyond Fort William and is clearly signposted. To reach it, head north from Fort William on the A82 until you reach the roundabout near the historic Ben Nevis Distillery. Taking a left at this roundabout and continuing along the road will lead you to the second bridge, where you'll cross over the great Caledonian Canal.
By public transport
The nearest train station is in Banavie, a short walk away. Local bus services also operate from Fort William to Banavie.
There is a nearby pontoon for boaters.
The Great Glen Way cycling route runs past the staircase.
The staircase is accessible from the Great Glen Way and the Caledonian Canal Towpath.