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Fort William

Fort Willam provides an excellent centre to tour the surrounding area. Up the Great Glen to Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness or across to the ethereal beauty of Skye by ferry from Mallaig or by road from the apartments. With Glencoe 45 minutes to the South and its spectacular rambles,scrambles and climbs provide a variety of access to suit your experience, you will find all the information you might need in the lounge when you arrive. The local tourist office at the top of the High Street a few steps from the War Memorial, is an excellent place to visit for even more information.

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West Highland Museum

Just in case we have a soggy day in Fort William (it happens every once in a while....), our local museum makes an excellent place to visit. Containing a wide range of items, you can be sure to leave knowing more of local history than when you arrived. No bad thing at all...

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Steall Waterfalls

As Scotlands second highest waterfall and a spectacular sight when the River Nevis is in full spate, this is a superb place to visit. The walk is around 40 minutes from the car park (decent foot-wear is essential) and can be enjoyed close up from a steel rope bridge a further 15 minutes on. Not to be missed!

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Jacobite Steam Train

One of our key attractions and immensly popular so do book early, the steam train gained fame thanks to a certain Harry Potter character. Whether you are young or young at heart, it makes for a great day out. Feedback from previous guests by the way is that paying the extra for the first class ticket is very much worth it.

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Glenfinnan Viaduct and Station

A marvel of technology from years gone by and just as spectacular today, the viaduct and station are easily reached from Fort William and to see the steam train travel over at set times each day, is really quite a thrill. A beautifull preserved, little piece of Highland history.

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Highland Walks

The best website for everyone who enjoys exploring on foot. The detail provided in each walk is first class with maps, photographs and written guides as well as difficulty guides for each. The link here is specific to the Fort William area and of course includes the main and most used route to the summit of the Ben. However, whichever part of Scotland you may be visiting during your visit, there will be something for all abilities, ages and areas. A fabulous website.

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Loch Linnhe

Loch Linnhe is a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. The part upstream of Corran is known in Gaelic as An Linne Dhubh (the black pool, originally known as Loch Abar), and downstream as An Linne Sheileach (the salty pool). The name Linnhe is derived from the Gaelic word linne, meaning "pool".Loch Linnhe follows the line of the Great Glen Fault, and is the only sea loch along the fault. About 50 kilometres (31 mi) long, it opens onto the Firth of Lorne at its southwestern end. The part of the loch upstream of Corran is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) long and an average of about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) wide. The southern part of the loch is wider, and its branch southeast of the island of Lismore is known as the Lynn of Lorne. Loch Eil feeds into Loch Linnhe at the latter's northernmost point, while from the east Loch Leven feeds in the loch just downstream of Corran and Loch Creran feeds into the Lynn of Lorne. The town of Fort William lies at the northeast end of the loch, at the mouth of the River Lochy.

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Glen Coe

Glen Coe (Scottish Gaelic:Gleann Comhann) is a glen of volcanic origins in the Highlands of Scotland. It lies in the north of Argyll, close to the border with Lochaber. It is often considered one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland, and is a part of the designated National Scenic Area of Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. The glen, approaching from the east on the main A82 road, is surrounded by wild and precipitous mountains. Further west at Invercoe, the landscape has a softer beauty before the main entrance to the glen. The main settlement is the nearby village of Glencoe located at the foot of the glen. near the site of the 1692 Massacre of Glencoe. The Glen is named after the River Coe which runs through it. The name of the river is believed to predate the Gaelic language and its meaning is not known. It is possible that the name stems from an individual personal name, Comhan (gen. Comhain).

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Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis (Scottish Gaelic:Beinn Nibheis, is the highest mountain in the British Isles, located on the island of Great Britain. Standing at 4,414 ft above sea level, it is located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands and is of course very close to the town of Fort William. The mountain is a popular destination, attracting an estimated 100,000 ascents a year, around three-quarters of which use the Pony Track from Glen Nevis. The 700-metre (2,300 ft) cliffs of the north face are among the highest in Scotland, providing classic scrambles and rock climbs of all difficulties for climbers and mountaineers. They are also the principal locations in Scotland for ice climbing. The summit, which is the collapsed dome of an ancient volcano, features the ruins of an observatory which was continuously staffed between 1883 and 1904, every bit of which had to be carried up to the summit by hand. The web will have a collection of amazing photographs of the dedicated people who lived there in very basic conditions, carrying out scientific work that is the basis for modern weather forecasting.

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