Set in the beautiful Scottish highlands, Fort William is a popular choice for visitors who want to explore the nearby lakes and lochs. The otherworldly mountain scenery will take your breath away and the magical Glen Nevis is perfect hillwalking, hiking and climbing territory. The fresh mountain air will blow away the cobwebs and you’ll leave this enchanting place feeling refreshed and inspired. From cosy self-catering cottages, loch-side lodges and family-sized townhouses, your perfect Fort William retreat is just a few clicks away.
There are a number of whisky distilleries in the area so if you’re a scotch fan, you’re in for a treat. If you’re looking for a walking holiday, then Fort William will not disappoint. If you need some extra moral support, join a group walk up Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis. Or if cycling gets your gears going, hire a mountain bike for the day and go at your own pace. As you’d expect, there are plenty of places to stop for a picnic en route that have some of the most enviable views in the world.
Known as ‘The Outdoor Capital of the UK’, the wildlife in Fort William is as fascinating as it is beautiful. It’s home to some of the UK’s rarest birds including black and red throated divers, the Scottish crossbill, ospreys, sea eagles and the majestic golden eagle. Around the coast, dolphins, orca whales and basking sharks can be spotted, so don’t forget your camera!
Fort William has some fantastic seafood restaurants where you can sample some freshly caught fish while looking out over the sea. Or maybe stop at a farm shop and tuck into some homemade cake and a pot of tea before taking home some local produce to cook in your holiday rental. Fancy having a go at catching a bite yourself? You can fish for rainbow trout at Torlundy Trout Fishery, Salmon at River Lochy and Loch Lundavra is great for brown trout fishing.