Fort William holiday cottages

Known as the UK capital for outdoor sports, Fort William is well-placed for some truly breathtaking experiences. From climbing, mountain biking, paintballing, sea-diving, rafting, kayaking, skiing, and quad biking to the more tranquil sport of golf at the famous Lochaber golf course, all against the backdrop of the majestic Ben Nevis mountain range. If climbing to the top of the mountain isn't for you, then hop aboard the mountain gondola that transports you to the top of the 650 m Aonach Mor. For fans of Harry Potter, a trip on the famous Jacobite steam train is a must. Travelling between Fort William and Mallaig the route travels via the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. Explore all that this beautiful area has to offer from the comfort of one of our Fort William holiday cottages. If you're stuck for inspiration, then scroll down to see our suggestions of things to see and do in the area.

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Inspiration of things to see and do in our cottages in Fort William

Fort William, in the Scottish Highlands, is surrounded by stunning landscapes and offers a range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Here are the top five things to see and do:

  1. Ben Nevis: As the highest peak in the UK, Ben Nevis attracts hikers and climbers from around the world. Whether you embark on the challenging hike to the summit or opt for gentler walks around the foothills, the breathtaking views and sense of accomplishment are unforgettable.

  2. Jacobite Steam Train: Hop aboard the iconic Jacobite Steam Train, also known as the "Hogwarts Express" from the Harry Potter movies. This scenic train journey takes you through the enchanting Glenfinnan Viaduct and offers stunning views of Loch Shiel and surrounding landscapes.

  3. Neptune's Staircase: Witness the engineering marvel of Neptune's Staircase, a series of eight locks on the Caledonian Canal. This impressive feat of 19th-century engineering connects the east and west coasts of Scotland, and it's fascinating to watch boats navigate through the locks.

  4. Glen Coe: Just a short drive from Fort William, Glen Coe is a strikingly beautiful glen surrounded by steep mountains. The glen is perfect for hiking, photography, and taking in the dramatic Highland scenery.

  5. West Highland Museum: Immerse yourself in the local history and culture at the West Highland Museum. Learn about the region's Jacobite history, Highland clans, and life in the area throughout the centuries.

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