Fort William, the “Outdoor Capital of the UK”, is not only an important tourist centre, but also, a splendid location from which to explore the magnificent Western Highlands. It is situated at the southern end of the Great Glen, of Loch Linnhe, beneath towering Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. For those who do not feel quite up to the ascent of Ben Nevis, nearby, Aonach Mor offers Britain’s only alpine cable car, rising over 2000 feet to the Snowgoose restaurant, from where there are spectacular views of the Great Glen. The surrounding countryside has some of Britain’s most spectacular scenery and its torrid history has produced over 30 battlefields in the Lochaber are alone. As a touring centre, Fort William is unrivalled and our excursions make the best of this with coverage of many of the area’s most interesting places.