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Fort William and Lochaber

Home of Britain’s highest mountain in the UK Ben Nevis, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, at the head of Loch Linnhe, it is no wonder why so many choose Fort William as a holiday destination, or as a stopping off point as they travel around the Scottish Highlands in Scotland.

fort_william_park.jpgFort William is a bustling Scottish Highland town serving the occupants of many nearby villages such as: Ballachulish, Kinlochleven, Corran, Ardgour, Corpach, Banavie, and Glenfinnan.

Fort Willaim is the largest town in the West Highlands and with its close proximity to Ben Nevis is a popular destination for walkers,ramblers, sightseers and Climbers.

There are many fine places to stay whether you require Fort William Bed and Breakfast, Fort William Hotels, Fort William Self Catering or a Fort William Campsite, all can be found in our Fort William Accommodation Guide.

If it is excitement you are seeking Fort William and Lochaber as the “Outdoor Capital Of The UK” offer a huge range of activities including: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Walking, Hiking, Fishing, White Water rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Pony Trekking, Horse Riding, and much more.

The attractive Scottish town of Fort William is set at the head of Loch Linnhe, where you can simply take in the view or perhaps consider one of the Boat excursions available.

Fort William has numerous shops including supermarkets (Tescos and Morrison’s), Scottish Gift Shops, Hiking shops and shops catering for just about anything you are likely to need.

You can find a great place for lunch, dinner or a snack at the wide variety of pubs, restaurants, cafes, within the Fort William eating guide.

Historically Fort William derives its name from the Old Fort originally built by General Monk around 1655. Remains of this can still be seen today five minutes from the town centre adjacent to Lochaber College.

If you enjoy history check out the Castles and Ancient Monuments in the area. If you are considering walking the famous West Highland Way  you will arrive in Fort William via Glen Nevis.

In Fort William you will find a very friendly and relaxed community reflecting the best of the Scottish Highland lifestyle. Whether single, a couple or a family Fort William has a great deal to offer making a great base for any holiday, short break or business trip.