welcome to Kinlochleven

Kinlochleven is a small Highland village of less than 1000 inhabitants located at the head of Loch Leven. Close to Glencoe, Fort William and Ben Nevis it is set in stunning Highland landscape surrounded by mountain, munro, loch, river, moor and forest.


The village was home to the North British Aluminum company which built a hydro electric scheme and aluminum smelter in the 1900’s. This allowed Kinlochleven to be the first village in the world to have electricity provided to every house. The smelter has now closed but the hydro electric scheme still operates.

Kinlochleven – The Electric Village


Part of the old smelter now houses the Ice Factor. A large indoor climbing centre featuring the world's largest indoor ice wall. The famous West Highland Way, a 96 mile walk from Milngavie Glasgow to Fort William passes right through the village. The area has many stunning walks and the village is a perfect base to explore the West Highland Vistas. Other activities available locally including mountain biking, golf, trials biking, kayaking, canoeing, river fishing, sea fishing, cycling, motorbiking, segway and power boating.


The village has a number of pubs serving fresh food and locally produced beer and whisky. A local seafood restaurant featuring locally caught seafood is also just a short drive up the loch. A well stocked small local Co-Op supermarket, Post Office, GP surgery, number of churches, local gift shop, chip shop and free bank machine is all within walking distance within the village.

ideally located

Driving we are 22 miles to Fort William, 40 miles to Oban and 64 miles to Mallaig where you can catch a ferry to Skye. We are equally approximately 100 miles from both Glasgow and Edinburgh.