Hotels @ Fort William
A trip to Fort William brings you to the heart of the West Highlands with magnificent mountain views and a wide range of hotels offering the best of Scottish hospitality. The small, friendly rural town is known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK with the nearby countryside and lochs offering a picture-perfect backdrop to a range of exciting activities. An historic area associated with many key aspects of Scottish history, particularly the Jacobite Rising in 1745, Fort William is a holiday location with a great story to tell.
Activities in Fort William
During winter the nearby slopes of Ben Nevis transform into a popular ski resort with pistes available for beginners and experts alike. Loch Linnhe and the nearby canal are used for boating and kayaking all through the year. The rich landscape of the Highlands offers ample opportunity for fishing trips or clay pigeon shooting in imposing natural surroundings. Indulge your passion for golf on some of the excellent courses in the Lochaber region or explore the great outdoors by taking a walk along one of the many forest trails or nature paths that radiate out from the town. Fort William is the ideal location for mountain biking with acres of lush countryside to explore and well maintained routes to guide you towards the best vantage spot to enjoy a view of Fort William and the surrounding area.
Travel to Fort William
Fort William is in the beautiful region of Lochaber and the town itself nestles on the banks of Loch Linnhe. The town marks the start of the Caledonian Canal and lies close to historic Glen Coe. The area is easily accessible from other parts of the United Kingdom by bus, train or car. Fort William is under three hours drive from Glasgow. Many travellers choose to fly to Glasgow airport or Edinburgh airport before admiring the stunning mountain views on the way to the Highlands of Scotland.
Fort William Attractions
The West Highland Museum is a great way to explore local history and learn more about the famous clans that were associated with Fort William and the nearby villages. The Ben Nevis Distillery offers a tour to explain more about whisky, Scotland's national drink, in one of the country's oldest licensed distilleries. A major national landmark, the ruins of Inverlochy Castle at the western end of the Great Glen mark a location steeped in history. The substantial battlements are testament to the tumultuous events in the development of Fort William from army garrison to modern, thriving town.
Staying in Fort William
The town of Fort William has a variety of modern and traditional accommodation options. Booking with Expedia for a trip to Fort William offers access to the best hotels in Scotland. Small and large rooms are available and the area is particularly suited for families looking for a holiday that takes in the peace and quiet of the countryside while giving plenty of opportunity to get active and explore the glens and lochs of one of Scotland's most picturesque regions.