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Gowanbrae Union Road, Fort William PH33 6RB Scotland
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#29 of 124 in Fort William
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See why so many travellers make Gowan Brae House their bed and breakfast of choice when visiting Fort William. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a quaint setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Nearby landmarks such as Seated Sculpture (0.1 mi) and Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre (0.2 mi) make Gowan Brae House a great place to stay when visiting Fort William.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the bed and breakfast.

The property also features free breakfast to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While visiting Fort William, you may want to try some ribs at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The Stables Restaurant & Grill, Ben Nevis Bar and Restaurant, or Highland Star Chinese Restaurant.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Saint Andrew's Church (0.3 mi), which is a popular Fort William attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the bed and breakfast.

At Gowan Brae House, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Fort William.

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David C wrote a review 21 Jun
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Great hospitality during our short stay in June 2022 and I have no doubt that the hosts would have changed the weather if they could! We were both made to feel very welcome and the breakfast is fantastic - some square sausage even made an appearance :-) Rooms were very comfortable, spotlessly clean and with soft towels that would put many high class hotels to shame. This is not an expensive boutique B&B with all the 'modern' trappings that you pay extra for. It is a fair priced B&B that caters for hill walkers and tourists or people travelling on business. It is friendly, homely and the room at the front has views of Loch Linnhe. My double room was at the back and whilst situated above the kitchen and owners living area, that was never an issue re noise etc. The location is just 5-7 mins walk from the main street in Fort William and yet the road is quite. The location is potentially an issue if you have mobility problems after climbing Ben Nevis and are unable to make use of steps! There is a flatter road/pavement route to the town that takes 10 mins. We were given good advice on where to eat in the town - Old Deli - and ate there 2 nights of our stay, opting for the Spice Tandoori on night 3 (very popular with the locals). Summary - great little B&B and very friendly hosts. Would stay again :-)
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Pompom wrote a review May 2022
Cirencester, United Kingdom1 contribution
We had a very comfortable stay at our 1 night here. Great location as very near to town but out the way on a quiet street. Had a great nights sleep and the towels were the softest ever! Breakfast was lovely too and had the best Scottish blueberry’s! Was very happy to stay and would most definitely recommend if visiting Fort William
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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kenmorris100 wrote a review Oct 2021
Manchester78 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed three nights at this very welcoming and comfortable B&B. Nothing was too much trouble more like sharing a home. Breakfasts were beautifully presented and used good quality locally sources food. Poached eggs on salmon a favorite. Would be a first choice for a return visit to Fort William.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: We chose room overlooking the loch
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Maps12663285555 wrote a review Aug 2021
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic B&B. Stayed for one night while travelling the NC500. Room was spotless and cosy, bed was very comfortable. Little touches like branded toiletries and crystal glasses made it feel extra special. The breakfast in the quaint dining room was excellent. Great views.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: There is free parking onsite but there’s a long stay car park down the front as well.
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stephlaw wrote a review Jul 2021
Bradford, United Kingdom54 contributions43 helpful votes
An amazing stay here. Fantastic accommodation - comfortable, clean and close to the centre of town. The owner was brilliant and very friendly. The food was outstanding at breakfast. Felt very safe here despite covid and the owner was very careful about cleaning etc. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Annabelle A wrote a review Jul 2021
Chorley, United Kingdom204 contributions106 helpful votes
We stayed one night in this lovely guest house where we had a very comfortable room overlooking the loch. Everywhere was immaculate, the breakfast delicious with the best strawberries we have ever tasted. An easy walk into town and plenty of short cuts via steps. We can highly recommend this superb guest house, in a convenient and quiet situation.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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lockerheather wrote a review Jun 2021
9 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed with Ann for 1 night and had a marvellous time. The room was spacious and spotless, the breakfast was exceptional and the location of Gowan Brae is unbelievable- and has free parking! The house is 2 minute walk from the high street which makes it quiet and highly convenient. Thank you Ann for being a wonderful host. We will be back I’m sure!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Free parking Exceptionally clean Central location Unmissable breakfast!
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Debbie G wrote a review May 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom162 contributions77 helpful votes
We stayed here on our last night after having completed the west highland way. It was contactless check in but a smooth process. Good sized room for two people with a comfortable bed and good shower (which is really what you're looking for after having walked for so long!) Breakfast the next day was good too and very filling. The B&B is also close to the main centre as it's just a couple of streets behind the official end of the way so very handy. All in an good end to our trip.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Angela D wrote a review May 2021
Birkenhead, United Kingdom140 contributions51 helpful votes
We loved our stay in this beautiful house. We received a warm welcome from Ann on our arrival. We were able to park alongside the house, which is very convenient. It was a short walk down the hill into the town centre. We stayed in room #2 at the front of the house, which had a lovely view of the Loch. It was perfectly clean and very comfortable. We slept really well. Ann made us a wonderful breakfast which we had ordered the night before. There was plenty to eat and all very tasty. We were travelling around Scotland, staying at a number of guest houses but this was definitely our favourite.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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klnjw wrote a review Oct 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom8 contributions17 helpful votes
This B&B has a wonderful location in Fort William, very close to local eateries and with a great view of the sea loch from the front. The check in was 'contactless' due to covid19, but smooth none the less. We saw our host, Ann, at breakfast. She was very friendly, attentive and helpful! Breakfast was extensive and we probably ate more than we needed but would always rather that than the other way around! Bed was very comfortable and room spacious for two - we did not have the view but as we were out most of the time we didn't mind at all. The only reason review is not 5 star is our en suite bathroom was a bit on the small side, and the shower towels were also a bit too small for me. Overall a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$95 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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gowan brae house hotel fort william
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United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsLochaberFort William
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gowan Brae House
Which popular attractions are close to Gowan Brae House?
Nearby attractions include West Highland Museum (0.3 miles), 3 Wise Monkeys Climbing (0.2 miles), and Bronze Ford Model T (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gowan Brae House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Gowan Brae House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gowan Brae House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gowan Brae House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Wildcat, The Geographer, and Crannog Seafood Restaurant.
Is Gowan Brae House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Fort William.
Are there any historical sites close to Gowan Brae House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dun Deardail fort (2.7 miles).