The wonderful region of Fort William is the largest town and the principal tourist centre in the western Highlands. It is ideally situated at the southern end of the Great Glen, on the shores of Loch Linnhe nestling in the foothills of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain.
The resort is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain. Deep, crystal clear lochs reflect the towering mountains whilst amongst the rugged Highlands there are peaceful, secluded glens and rich fertile valleys.
The lochs provide a host of watersports whilst there are challenging golf courses, sporting trails and of course, exciting Highland games for which Scotland is justifiably famous. For those who do not feel quite up to scaling Ben Nevis on foot, nearby Aonach Mor, a winter ski-resort, offers Britain’s only alpine cable car, rising over 2,000 feet to the Snowgoose restaurant, from where there are spectacular views of the Great Glen.
In Fort William itself there is a wide range of fine shops, award-winning restaurants, essential services and recreational facilities. From the resort, there are numerous sites of cultural and historic interest to visit, including Aonach Eagach, the setting for the blockbuster film ‘Braveheart‘ and some of the scenes from ‘Harry Potter‘ were filmed against the backdrop of Glen Nevis.
This region also boasts a number of castles, monuments and battlefields which detail the clan in-fighting and the Jacobean Rebellion of the past. To the west there are numerous fascinating headlands and islands, including the Isle of Skye, with its outstanding wildlife.
Whether you are looking for astounding beauty, historical myths and legends or simply a haven of tranquillity, Fort William and its surroundings offers all this and much more.
We use the Croit Anna Hotel, a Leisureplex Hotel.
Fort William is a busy market town which offers a wide range of shops and services, including major supermarkets and businesses selling outdoor and activity wear, books, tartans, tweeds, woollens and crafts, mostly along its pleasant, pedestrianised main street.