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to Distant Hills Guest House

Spean Bridge, near Fort William, Scotland

A haven of tranquillity, Distant Hills Guest House is set in beautiful grounds and located at the edge of the quiet Highland village of Spean Bridge just 9 miles north of the bustling town of Fort William. Whether you want to tour and explore, walk, climb, cycle, open water swim, fish, kayak, watch the birds and wildlife or simply relax and unwind, Distant Hills provides the perfect accommodation for your Scottish Highlands adventure.

Distant Hills Bed and Breakfast Guest House Spean Bridge Fort William

Distant Hills Guest House

Spean Bridge, near Fort William, Scotland
Distant Hills Guest House Spean Bridge
Distant Hills Guest House, Spean Bridge near Fort William
The Hot Tub at Distant Hills Guest House
Distant Hills Guest House Spean Bridge
Distant Hills Guest House Spean Bridge
Distant Hills Guest House Spean Bridge
The Hot Tub at Distant Hills Guest House
Distant Hills Guest House Spean Bridge

At Distant Hills we excel at providing comfortable and tasteful accommodation with delicious breakfasts but the real magic is in our hosting. Whether you want our insider hints and tips on exploring the area, or simply to be left alone to enjoy your peaceful surroundings, we’ll naturally tailor our hosting to meet your individual requirements. We live in separate accommodation at the end of the property, which means that all guest areas are yours to enjoy in your own space and comfort, knowing that we are only a few seconds away if you need us.

Far from any ordinary guest house, you have three fabulous choices: superb bed and breakfast accommodation ideal for shorter stays; whole house exclusive use for larger groups and family celebrations and our all-inclusive guided hillwalking holidays (April and October only).

At Distant Hills, we offer more than just bed & breakfast

  • Free use of our brand new hot-tub
  • A fully-licensed honesty bar stocked with locally brewed beers, gins, whiskies, wines, spirits and soft drinks
  • A beautiful secluded and south-facing garden with lots of seating
  • A purpose-built drying room
  • Onsite e-bike rental at just £25 per bike, per day
  • Lockable bike storage, bike wash, stand and servicing tools
  • Offer of packed lunches
  • Walking holiday packages in April and October
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Children aged 12 and over welcome

Our promise to you

  • To give you the warmest of welcomes
  • To respect your privacy and individual needs and tailor our hosting accordingly
  • To offer you as much local knowledge as you need to get the best out of the area
  • To keep all guest house information and images up-to-date, so what you see is what you can expect

Walking Holidays in the Scottish Highlands

In April and October

Surrounded by miles and miles of beautiful mountains, lochs and glens, Distant Hills is the perfect location for a wonderful walking holiday. Dates now live for 2024 & 2025.

Guided Walking Holidays

The Complete Package

A superb base to explore many of the top Highland attractions

There’s so much to see and do just a short drive from Distant Hills, make sure you book long enough. You won’t regret it!

Location, location, location!

Spean Bridge is the perfect base for exploring the Highlands

Also known as the ‘Crossroads of the Highlands, Spean Bridge is well located for visiting many of the top attractions. Whether you wish to hike Ben Nevis, take a trip on the Jacobite steam train, visit the Glenfinnan viaduct, search for the Loch Ness Monster or spend a day on the Isle of Skye, all this and more is possible from Distant Hills! Tell us what you’d like to see and do and we’ll point you in the right direction!

minutes to Ben Nevis trailhead

minutes to Glenfinnan

minutes to Loch Ness

minutes to Glen Coe

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Guided Walking Holidays in Scotland

Guided Walking Holidays in Scotland

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Hiking the Great Glen Way – what you need to know!

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Our New Walking Holidays Video

Our New Walking Holidays Video

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Autumn in the Scottish Highlands

Autumn in the Scottish Highlands

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If you visit Fort William, then taking a trip into Glen Nevis is a must. The rugged scenery is magnificent with majestic mountains towering around you in a 360-degree panorama, not to mention the tranquil running waters of River Nevis and the gushing waterfalls and...

How to experience the beautiful Isle of Skye in one Day

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Some would say that the Isle of Skye is the jewel in the crown of the Scottish Highlands, and with the opening of the bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh over to Skye in 1995, it has become a popular tourist hotspot. To explore the island fully, you need 3 days at least;...

2 Places to Spot a Highland Cow Near Spean Bridge

2 Places to Spot a Highland Cow Near Spean Bridge

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Sea Kayaking with Seals

Sea Kayaking with Seals

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Walking Breaks in the Scottish Highlands

Walking Breaks in the Scottish Highlands

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Haggis Explained

Haggis Explained

We have recently celebrated Burn’s Night in Scotland and this got us thinking about haggis. If you’re visiting Scotland for the first time, it might be the first time you have heard of haggis. What is haggis? Many of our bed and breakfast guests have heard of haggis...

Distant Hills January Newsletter

Distant Hills January Newsletter

The latest scoop from Distant Hills The New Year is always a time for reflection and 2022 presented lots of positive change for both Distant Hills, Spean Bridge and the surrounding area. Above all, it felt fantastic to return to a greater degree of normality as we saw...

A View of Distant Hills… Walking Holidays

A View of Distant Hills… Walking Holidays

‘A guest perspective’ Rain of biblical intensity fell from the sky. I sat in a lay-by in Glencoe and stared out of the window. It was a dismal sight. I turned the engine back on for the fifty minute drive left to reach the Distant Hills Bed and Breakfast in Spean...

Celebrating 3 Years at Distant Hills Guest House

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How to Do a Day Trip Around Loch Ness

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Our Spring Newsletter from the Scottish Highlands

Our Spring Newsletter from the Scottish Highlands

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Jacobite Steam Train

Jacobite Steam Train

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Thank you for all you messages, emails, calls and support! We Won!!! What a competition and what a finale!! We could not be happier and more proud of the result. The competition was so close in every way – in our eyes we are all winners! We had so much fun doing the...

Distant Hills Guest House on Four in a Bed

Distant Hills Guest House on Four in a Bed

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Walking Holidays at Distant Hills

Walking Holidays at Distant Hills

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Buachaille Etive Beag

Buachaille Etive Beag

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Why you should visit Spean Bridge in 2021!

Why you should visit Spean Bridge in 2021!

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The Commando Memorial & High Bridge Trail

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The Mighty Stob Ban and Mullach nan Coirean

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The Heart of Glen Nevis

The Heart of Glen Nevis

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Our Story

Our Story

FROM A SEA OF GRIEF TO A LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE MOUNTAINS… We have met so many wonderful people in recent years and they often ask how we came to doing what we do, so here’s a little more about us and our story. Our love affair with the mountains evolved from every...

Skiing Nevis Range

Skiing Nevis Range

Time to get our skis on... Having been cooped up indoors for what seems like weeks on end, sheltering from Storms Ciara and Dennis, we decided enough was enough and it was time to try out the Nevis Range Ski Centre and hit the slopes for some skiing. Being...

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