Fort William attractions

Fort William attractions


Fort William Scotland HighlandsFort William, the largest town in the west Highlands of Scotland, has a stunning position on Loch Linnhe with the snow-streaked bulk of Ben Nevis behind it. Fort William has a splendid West Highland Museum and a Jacobite Steam Train who's journey takes in some of the region's most spectacular scenery. There are daily cruises on Loch Linnhe offering the chance to see seals, otters and seabirds. Out of the town, Glen Nevis is among the Highland's most impressive glens where Highland cattle graze the valley floor and a sparkling river gushes through glades of trees.


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AttractionsWest Highland Museum, Cameron Square, Fort William PH33 6AJ. Tel: 01397 702169.The West Highland Museum holds fascinating collections of pictures, photographs, archives and artefacts from the stone tool cultures of the Mesolithic to the technologies of modern industry. The items on display offer an insight into a unique way of life. From soldiers to crofters, princes to clergymen - all the people of the West Highlands are represented. Along with geological and archaeological exhibits they present a vivid depiction of life in the West Highlands. Location: In the centre of Fort William.

West Highland Museum

AttractionsOld Inverlochy Castle, Fort William. Although now a ruin this was one of the most important castles in Scottish history. Originally dating back to the 13th century, Inverlochy Castle last played a part in Scottish and English history during the Civil Wars of the 1640's. Location: On the outskirts of Fort William.

Old Inverlochy Castle

Attractions BEN NEVIS DISTILLERY, Lochy Bridge, Fort William PH33 6TJ. Ben Nevis Distillery established in 1825, is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The distillery is nestled at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, which has a summit elevation of 4'406 feet above sea level. This imposing mountain provides an impressive background to a traditional Scottish craft. Location: On the outskirts of Fort William.


Attractions The Neptune's Staircase, Fort William. Neptune's Staircase is an extensive flight of nine locks in the Caledonian Canal. The canal, one of Thomas Telford's masterpieces opened in 1847, connects Loch Ness to Loch Linnhe and provides a safer inland route through Scotland from Moray Firth to the Firth of Lorne. About 2 miles north of Fort William.

The Neptune's Staircase

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