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Highlights in Fort William
- Outdoor Adventures
- Mountains and lakes
- Loch Ness
- Gorgeous drives
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Known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK, Fort William and Lochaber is an exciting adventure playground with activities, challenges and surprises around every corner. Fort William is a modest town which serves as a gateway to the area’s outdoor adventures, as well as Loch Ness a beautiful hour’s drive north. Rent a self-catering chalet in the heart of the town and there will be a wealth of lovely traditional pubs to choose from, or search for chalets further out in the beautiful mountainous countryside. Look out too for the chalets on the shoreline of Loch Eil for gorgeous lakeside views!Cosy chalets surrounded by nature
With one or two bedrooms, chalets in the Fort William region are small and cosy, best suited for couples or small groups. Chalets in Fort William are all about location (in a lush valley), location (on the shoreline of a lake), location (completely secluded in the heart of a forest). With modern, stylish interiors and roaring fireplaces all the creature comforts of home will be awaiting you after an exciting day’s exploration of this beautiful part of the world.
Travellers and activities
A boat trip on Loch Ness is a great way to familiarize yourself with the local scenery, and – stranger things have happened – catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness monster herself! Numerous companies offer their services from the harbour of Fort Augustus, an enjoyable 40-minute drive from Fort William, with boats offering comfortable, heated cabins for rainy days, and highly agreeable outdoor lounge areas for when the sun is out!Fort William for castle lovers
Another reason to make the short drive north to Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle is the subject of the lake’s most iconic image and its most popular attraction. Snuggled on the west side of the lake, it has overlooked Loch Ness for the last 700 years. Discover centuries of drama, get an insight into medieval life, and enjoy the delightful views over Loch Ness from the ruins of the most lionised castle in the Highlands.Fort William for lovers of fine whiskies
Whisky and Scotland go hand in hand, hence the name “Scotch”. The Fort William area is home to a fantastic distillery called Glen Ord, which produces an aromatic malt whisky that is sweet and fruity with a subtle undertone of spice. The distillery welcomes you with a tour around its facilities followed by a tutored tasting of one of its exclusive bottlings!
The stunning countryside around Fort William has been the set for numerous major films, such as Movies filmed in Glen Nevis including Braveheart, Highlander, and the first two Harry Potter movies!
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The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition is situated in Drumnadrochit, a short drive from Urquhart Castle. It constitutes seven halls with informative exhibits about the geology, biology and cultural history of the lake, and, of course, Nessie herself!2. Learn about the troubled history of the Scottish Highlanders
Culloden, a beautiful 90-minute drive from Fort William, is the location of the last battle of the Highlanders, who were persecuted terribly following the event. Highlander culture was banned in its entirety, including dress, traditions, and dance. The Culloden interpretation centre brings the battlefield to life as well as the lives of the Highlanders all those years ago.3. Watch the world’s best mountain bikers in action
Lochaber plays hosts to an extremely prestigious mountain bike race, attracting the world’s finest exponents of the sport. It is one leg of a competition that is held all across Europe and North America, with the Fort William round in June!4. Watch canal locks in action
Fort Augustus, a half-hour drive from Fort William, features the fascinating locks of the Caledonian canal, an artificial diagonal strip of water that bisects Scotland. The working lock system is huge and mighty impressive, interesting in its own way both for history buffs and the kids!5. Take the ‘Harry Potter’ train on a memorable adventure!
The Jacobite ‘Harry Potter’ train takes a 2-hour journey from Fort William to Mallaig past Ben Nevis & Loch Morar. At Mallaig you get to relax and sightsee for a bit before returning. One of the best attractions in Fort William and classed as one of the world’s great railway journeys!6. Visit Glen Coe
This is a jaw-droppingly beautiful landscape and exactly that Scotland that you were so looking forward to seeing. Towering mountains? Check. Glittering lochs? Check. Dense woodlands? Check. This is an outdoor adventure playground like no other in the UK. So darn your hiking boots and get exploring!7. Take one of the UK’s most beautiful drives
The Road to the Isles is an awesome ribbon-like road which takes you on a driving adventure through 70 kilometres of woodland, glens & moors before reaching the untouched white beaches of Morar & Arisaig. What a beautiful place Scotland is, and how perfectly Fort William is located to discover it!