Hotels in Fort William

Fort William’s location in the Scottish highlands puts it within convenient reach of the Munro Mountains, which makes it an important centre for hikers and mountain-climbers.



As it is also connected to the Great Glen Way biking path it is often referred to as the Outdoors Capital of the UK. Yet while Mother Nature is Fort William’s greatest attraction by far, there are other worthwhile sites of interest in the town proper.

Inverlochy Castle is mostly ruins now, but could be worth a visit for the historically inclined. Close to the ruins is the Ben Nevis distillery, which is open to visitors during the summer.

Neptune’s staircase, on the other hand, is a series of interlinked canal locks that form the end of the Caledonian Canal. As this section lowers the canal by about ninety feet in only two miles, it is a rather majestic sight in itself – and that is without taking the backdrop of Ben Nevis and the Munro mountains into account. Walk or cycle along the towpath and enjoy the view.