Welcome to Fort William and Lochaber
The outdoor capital of the UK and the largest town in the Scottish Highlands.Set on the shores of Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil, there is a real sense of countryside and freedom where visitors can marvel at the sheer beauty of the Nevis Range and Ben Nevis, as well as the Glencoe area and the Great Glen. The surrounding area also has more to offer than you could possibly imagine and is easily recognisable from films such as Braveheart, Rob Roy, Highlander, and of course – Harry Potter! Why not try one of our suggestions for a great day out on the West Coast?
Discover Fort William, suggested places to visit
Day 1 – Start your visit with a Gondola trip up the Nevis Range, taking you 2300 feet up Aonach Mor. Sit back and enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains that haven’t changed since Bonnie Prince Charlie was here. Next how about a visit to the Treasures of the Earth – one of Europe’s finest gemstones and crystal collections, displayed in a stunning simulation cave with cavern and mining scenes.
Day 2 -Enjoy the splendour of Loch Linnhe and the tranquillity of the water aboard a Crannog Cruise, you’ll be surrounded by common and grey seals. You’ll love the freshness of the Sea Loch air certain to help you sleep well at night.
Day 3 – Take a trip to the visitor centre at Ben Nevis distillery, where you’ll see and hear how the giant “Hector MacDram” discovered the “legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis”. You’ll also enjoy a taste of fine Ben Nevis whisky, sure to keep you warm.On your way back to the hotel see some historic battle sites. The ruins of Old Inverlochy Castle, marking the site of the battle of Inverlochy in 1645. Or why not relax and take the Fort William to Mallaig Jacobite steam railway trip?