Tyndrum is a village in the Highlands
of Scotland, 62 miles northwest of
Glasgow, 46 miles southeast of Fort
William, 36 miles west of Oban.
See also a large Click On
Map for the area Top Attractions and
Tyndrum is on the A82 road that leads into
the Scottish Highlands. On the north side of
the village, the road splits in two, north to
and Fort William, and west to Oban.
This makes the village a popular stop with
many tourists stopping for lunch or to shop in
the Green Welly Stop. The Green Welly Stop,
Tyndrum Inn and
Real Food Cafe
are popular for snacks and meals.
The village also has two small rail
stations, one for Glasgow to Fort William, and
the other for Glasgow to Oban.
The West Highland Way
walking trail also passes through the village,
leading to many more visitors. There are three
camp sites here with inexpensive Huts/Wig Wams
for camping holidays and walkers such as
By the Way in
the village, Pine Trees in
the village, and Strathfillan
Wigwams 2 miles east of the village, also
next to the West Highland Way.
The Royal Hotel is
situated on the south side of the village,
normally a coach tour hotel run by Highland
The village has a number of Mountains over
3,000ft within a few miles, so is a good base
for walkers and hikers, see the map link above
for the mountains with photo tours. There is
also a popular walk from just south of the
village named the Tyndrum Community
You can also walk 6 miles north
on the West Highland Way to the Bridge of Orchy Hotel,
a nice scenic part of the trail through
mountains. Regular buses and trains run between
Tyndrum and the Bridge of Orchy should you want
to only walk one way.
The river running through Tyndrum is often
panned for gold, with plans to open a gold mine
2 miles south of the village under way.
You seem to need permission to pan for gold
now. The Pine Trees holiday park gives
information on Gold Panning excursions on their
land. The largest gold nugget found in Scotland
in recent times was valued around £10,000.
The village was built up serving as a stop
for drovers running cattle down from the
highlands from as early as the 1300s, with the
1700s being the busiest period. The drovers
stopped operating after steamships and the
railways reached the highlands in the late
Tyndrum began in the 1400s for silver for
King James I. Lead mining began at Tyndrum in
the 1740s, also producing some silver and gold.
The lead mines closed in the 1920s. You can see
the old mining cottages across from the Green