Caledonian Bears

Arts & Crafts

The Old Smithy, Neptunes Staircase, Banavie, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 7NF

    The Caledonian Bears are a unique collection of hand-made Scottish tweed teddy bears.

    The bears and their clothing are designed and created in our workshop at Neptune's Staircase on the tow-path of the Caledonian Canal under the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain.

    The bear's design are inspired by images from past rural Scottish life and of course include the tweeds and clan tartans that have been used in the kingdom for centuries. The Caledonian Bears are handmade on site in our workshop at Neptunes staircase which commands excellent views of Loch Linnhe and Ben Nevis. Come and visit us to see our collection and enjoy a great walk along the towpath, we also sell gifts, tea and coffee.
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015


    • Children Welcome

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop


    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Public Parking Nearby


    • Picnic Area

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Pets Welcome

    Road Directions

    From Fort William take the A82 north towards Inverness for about 2 miles then take the A830 to Mallaig. After a mile take the road to camaghael which is on right just before the canal, go about 300 metres then take the first road on the left, from there its only 50 metres to the towpath where you can park. Walk 100 metres up the towpath and we are there.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Fort William railway station take the train towards Mallaig and get off at Banvie which is the first stop, walk across the road at the canal bridge and our workshop is about a 300 metre walk up the towpath beside Neptunes Staircase.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 3


    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with steps and no ramp
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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