Destination: Fort William (Scottish Highlands)

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Nearest town to one of Scotland's best views Glencoe

Fort William (Scottish Highlands)

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Introducing Fort William (Scottish Highlands)


Lying in the shadow of Ben Nevis - the UK's highest mountain, Fort William is the self proclaimed outdoor capital of Scotland. It is a great base from which to explore some of the most stunning landscapes Britain has to offer on foot, by boat, by gondola or mountain bike. The town offers a wide range of shops, restaurants and essential services as well as all kinds of recreational facilities.

Fort William (Scottish Highlands)

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Region: Scotland

Time to spend here: 1/2 - 3 days

More Information: visit-fortwilliam or

What's nearby? Isle of Skye, Isle of Mull, Western Highlands

What transport do you recommend? Transport is limited in the area and it is best visited with a tour party or with a hire car / driver.

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Ben Nevis

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Climbing Ben Nevis is not for the faint hearted. The mountain at 4406 ft (1344 meters) does however offer spectacular views weather permitting. Even on a hot summer day there will be snow at the top! For the less energetic, you drive or walk into Glen Nevis which will provide dramatic views of the mountain. The gorge at the east end of the Glen gives access to the 100ft high waterfall at Steall Meadows.
Time to spend here: Full Day   More information

Jacobite Railway

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Often described as the greatest railway journey in the world, the Jacobite Train travels along the line used in the Harry Potter films for the 'Hogwarts Express' from Fort William to the port town of Mallaig. Enjoy some spectacular Scottish scenery from this traditional steam train.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

West Highland Museum

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From Glen Nevis, it's possible to continue a further 10 miles or so along a stretch of the famous West Highland Way to the town of Kinlochleven. The West Highland Museum takes up the theme of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites, with many relics from those times.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Caledonian Canal Cruises

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Sail through the Great Glen along the world famous Caledonian Canal for an unforgettable experience of Scotland's mountains, lochs and glens.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Treasures of the Earth

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Nearby the canal at Corpach, Treasures of the Earth is an attraction displaying collections of gemstones and crystals which include huge amethysts and emeralds as well as prehistoric fossils.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Loch Linnhe

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You can take a cruise on Loch Linnhe from Fort William which will offer superb views of Ben Nevis and the surrounding mountains while also taking in fish farms, and seals basking on islands in the loch.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Nevis Range Mountain Experience

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The Nevis Range Mountain Experience transports you on Britain's only mountain gondola from 300ft up to 2150ft on the north face of Aonach Mor (the 8th highest mountain in Britain) to see breathtaking views of the Scottish Highlands, including the Great Glen and Ben Nevis. You can also try mountain biking or skiing at the Nevis Range, depending on the season.
Time to spend here: Full Day   More information

Glencoe

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Spectacular Glencoe (15 miles south) is one of the highlights of any trip to Scotland. Awesome mountains such as Buachaille Etive Mor and the Three Sisters loom on either side, with dreamlike scenery at the bottom of the glen. The area is a paradise for walkers and climbers in all seasons, and skiers and snowboarders in the winter. Filming for the third Harry Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", took place in and around Glencoe. The Visitor Centre affords the best views of the great glen and shows visitors how it was formed through an interactive display.
Time to spend here: Full Day   More information

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