Fort William Travel Guide
A Fort William holiday reveals some of the Highlands' finest natural attractions. Ben Nevis is just to the south of the town and at 4406ft (1,344m) is Britain's highest mountain. It is a very popular challenge for walkers, but should not be taken lightly, and although the mountain is not massive by international standards, the walk starts near sea level. Climbers should also be prepared for the unpredictable Scottish weather that can quickly turn to sub-arctic temperatures at any time of year. The striking scenery of Aviemore, Cairngorm and Glencoe is nearby; in winter the area opens for skiing, but expect blizzards. Fort William is also a good starting point for the West Highland Way, a footpath that runs along the West coast down to Glasgow. The town itself is a peaceful holiday retreat and offers a selection of fine hotels and restaurants.