Straddling the banks of Loch Linnhe and nestled at the foot of the UK’s tallest mountain peak, Ben Nevis, Fort William enjoys an idyllic setting with a wealth of scenery and wildlife that provides amazing panoramas in every direction.
It’s perhaps not surprising that the town is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts hoping to conquer the mountain, but you don’t have to scale the summit to take in the breathtaking vistas. You can enjoy the scenery from a different perspective on-board the Jacobite Steam Train, used in the Harry Potter films or hop on a boat cruise of the loch.
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Wherever you go in Fort William, the towering peaks of Glen Nevis and the majestic Ben Nevis are always keeping a watchful eye on you. Standing at 1,345 metres, Ben Nevis is the highest mountain of the UK and is a magnet for walkers looking to add it to their CV. Whether you’re a keen outdoor enthusiast or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll along the water’s edge or a quiet country walk in the hills, the surroundings will seduce you.
A gondola ride will take you 2150 feet up the mountain to absorb the clear air and admire the spectacular views. The views at the top are out of this world and on a clear day you can see as far as the Inner Hebrides! By far the most romantic way to soak up the rolling landscape is from the comfort of the Hogwarts Express used in the Harry Potter films. Recapture a golden era of travel and feel like a Hollywood star as you hop on the Jacobite and pass over the magnificent Glenfinnan viaduct on your way to picturesque Mallaig.
Back in the town centre, there are plenty of cultural attractions to keep you amused. At the West Highland Museum you can learn more about traditional Highland life explore a huge collection of Jacobite memorabilia.
Further up the loch you can go behind the famous ruin walls of Inverlochy Castle which have witnessed some of Scotland’s bloodiest battles.
Don’t pass the opportunity to take a dram at Ben Nevis Distillery, where you can join colourful character 'Hector MacDram' for a tour of the 178 year old distillery.
Meanwhile, in the town centre there’s a great mix of traditional pubs and smart restaurants where you can enjoy hearty Scots dishes, all washed down with a local ale or whisky, of course.
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