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Mini guide to Fort William

     

With its stunning position on the shore of Loch Linnhe, tucked in below the snow-streaked bulk of Ben Nevis, Fort William is a lively Highland town with magnificent scenery and a fascinating history. Its ideal blend of tranquil sea lochs, forests and rugged mountain terrain, makes it a mecca for walkers, climbers and fishermen, as well as weekenders seeking peace and quiet.

The town itself is charming and, as the largest town hereabouts, has all the services and facilities you'd expect, including a selection of fine restaurants. The scant remains of the fort from which the town gets its name can be seen on the loch side, near the train station. Fort William's West Highland museum is interesting and displays many relics of Jacobite times, most notably the 'secret' portrait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie).

Around Fort William are some of the Highland's finest natural attractions. Ben Nevis is just to the south of the town and, at 4,406 feet (1,344 metres), is a popular challenge for walkers. The striking scenery of Aviemore, Cairngorm and Glencoe is nearby. In the winter, there's skiing and snowboarding at Aonach Mor, one of Scotland's top ski areas; as well as good mountain biking around the Leanachan Forest.

Fort William is easily reached by bus from Inverness, Glasgow and Oban, and by train, direct from Glasgow via the amazing and beautiful West Highland Railway. The train and bus stations are next to each other at the north end of High Street, on the other side of the dual carriageway. If you're driving, first get to Glasgow (if coming from the south this is done via the M6 and then M74/ M73/ M8), then A82 links Glasgow with Fort William, passing over Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe on the way. It's approximately 2 hours to Fort William.

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