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Brewer's Fayre Loch Iall
Welcome to Brewers Fayre Loch Iall, Fort William - one of several located around the Highlands. We invite you to visit our comfortable restaurant and lounge bar for an enjoyable meal from an extensive and varied menu. We are within walking distance of Fort William railway station and bus stances. Brewers Fayre Loch Iall (pronounced Loch Eel), is spacious and cosy, ideal for intimate tables for two in quiet corners, or take one of our larger tables for groups and parties. Dining at Loch Iall is always a good, fun experience with lots of friends and families visiting regularly to chat over lunch or dinner. Our extensive menu is designed to tempt you. We have a wide choice to satisfy even the hungriest of guests. Our blackboard offers daily specials and the Kids' Menu has lots to choose from including many 'favourites'. Come along and try our NEW BUFFET, available from 5pm. The lounge bar welcomes guests in for a quiet drink - quality lagers, fine wines, coffee or hot chocolate - whatever you like, or relax after dinner with a choice malt whisky... If you are visiting Fort William, why not call in - we would be delighted to welcome you to our restaurant. For great value accommodation close to the town centre, train station and buses our Premier Inn accommodation in Fort William provides an excellent choice for families, couples and people coming to Fort William on business or special group events during the year. We're opposite Morrisons. Brewer's Fayre, Fort William has family rooms (2 adults 2 children under 16), and 2 disabled persons rooms. All local amenities are close by. We have ski storage, and a large external play area and beer garden.?
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Self Catering on The Caledonian Canal
Ros Crana is a 44 metre, comfortable barge, located at the top of Neptune's staircase on the Caledonian Canal near Fort William. This is our home berth and we are pleased to offer the opportunity for guests to stay aboard during the periods when we are not cruising. With wonderful views of Ben Nevis and the surrounding hills this is an ideal base for discovering the area and if you wish, some gentle activity challenges - biking, walking, canoeing etc. In other words having some fun and enjoying the space to breathe. This is an ideal location for up to 12 guests to be based while staying in the Highlands. Accommodation is in 6 en-suite twin cabins with powerful hot showers. The lounge and dining area mean there is plenty of room to sit and relax during your stay. The kitchen has every cooking utensil required including a fridge freezer, large gas cooker and oven and a dish washer too! There is also an efficient drying room on board. All bed linen, towels and heating are included in the cost. We are also happy to participate and been accepted into the Visit Scotland "Good to Go"  and the Airbnb "Enhanced Clean" protocol campaigns. Prices for  1 - 6 guests: £240 per night (minimum stay 2 nights) Price for 7 or more up to a maximum of 12, there is an additional charge of £25.00pp/pn. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact our friendly office team during Monday to Thursday 9:30am to 4:30pm. Alternatively email us with your enquiry [email protected]
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Innseagan House Hotel Fort William
The Innseagan House Hotel in Fort William is a small and friendly family-run hotel with superb views across Loch Linnhe. Your host Alexandra, welcomes you to the relaxed family atmosphere, good food, roaring fires and a highland welcome. Located on the shores of Loch Linnhe in The Outdoor Capital of The UK there is plenty to do during the day. Your pets are welcome to come along and enjoy Fort William with you, for a small fee. Group excursions are welcome. We are awaiting inspection and grading from the Scottish Tourist Board. Restaurant At night you can have a bar meal and enjoy a wide variety of flavourful foods. You can savour our special Highland beef steaks, or delicious home made chilli con carne with nachos with baked potato and salad Or you can feast on our home made burger and fries. Our Roast Pork is another favourite. Whatever you choose you will not be disappointed. Our homemade desserts are quite delicious. Ben Nevis Bar The bar offers a range of Whiskeys, and a fine selection of mixed drinks and beers - there is really no need to go into Fort William to enjoy a few fine brews. try our Ben Nevis ale or Ben Nevis whiskey. A roaring fire in the bar is just a treat. Lounge The Lounge offers a roomy yet cozy room with roaring fires in the winter months to relax, have a drink beside the fire and log onto the free wi-fi, or read a book, or watch some TV. During the winter months or rainy days, this room is the place to go and just relax..... Rooms All rooms at The Innseagan House are freshly decorated and en-suite. The beds are fitted with fine Egyptian cotton linen, and the duvets have soft covers for a luxurious sleep. The rooms overlooking the Loch offer one of the most picturesque views from a hotel room in Fort William. The rooms to the rear of the building view the woodland and offer a “sleep in” cosiness that make you want to sleep all day. All rooms have either bath/shower en suite or shower/ ensuite. Flat screen wall mounted TV with full Freeview and tea and coffee facilities. Hair Dryers are in each room. Prices Double and Twin accommodation start at £65.00 per room per night. Our family rooms start at £95 for adult occupancy, and children’s prices vary according to age and number of children. We offer baby cots, and z-beds for “extra sleepers”. Our prices include breakfast. We are open all year round and have 24 hour reception available. Room service can be arranged. Laundry service available. Babysitting available on request. We have regular break offers. A great weekend in Fort William, Lochaber, Highland. Please visit our website for more details, or complete the enquiry form below, or just call us ! We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to Fort William.
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Larchwood B&B
Larchwood B&B is situated just outside the village of Roy Bridge, in Glen Spean. The house is set in its own grounds of 2 acres, with a further 3 acres of croft land adjacent, and enjoys a remote, riverside position set back from the road. There are scenic views in all directions and wildlife abounds. Ample parking is available plus secure parking for bikes and outdoor equipment.  Aside from enjoying the spectacular scenery, a whole range of activities including hill walking, climbing, skiing, mountain biking, fishing and water-sports are easily available within a short distance.  Larchwood is an ideal place to stay while visiting or touring the Highlands of Scotland. Fort William is 18 miles away (25 minutes drive) whilst Ben Nevis, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness, Inverness, Oban and the Isle of Skye are all within easy reach of a day trip. There is plenty to do, however long you stay, and always something to come back to next time. Larchwood has underfloor central heating in all rooms and two well-appointed Guest Bedrooms: The Garden Room. A large and lavishly furnished room with king sized double bed, full length windows with patio door leading to decking and garden, giving breath-taking views across our pond to the mountains beyond. En-suite shower room, TV, tea and coffee making facilities. The Croft Room has views of our croft, Cille Choirill church and the hills beyond. Double bed, en-suite bath room (with shower), TV, tea and coffee making facilities. Both B&B rooms have been carefully decorated and furnished to a high standard, with warm and comfortable beds. We aim to provide luxury bed and breakfast accommodation, a home from home. WiFi Internet Access is available for guests to use as well as a full sized snooker table. Drying facilities available. All the rooms are located on the ground floor. 
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Onich Hotel and Gardens near Glencoe
The Onich Hotel is family run and provides quality bed & breakfast accommodation near Glencoe, with lunch and evening meals served in either lounge bars. You can also try our new Seafood restaurant 'Meas Na Mara' with beautiful views across Loch Linnhe ideal place to enjoy locally fresh sourced seafood in the West Highlands. Superbly located on the shores of Loch Linnhe on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. Near Glencoe, south of Fort William and North of Oban there is lots to see and do and it's a perfect base for exploring all the scenic lochs and hidden glens nearby. Whether it’s relaxation, adventure, functions or conferences you’re looking for, The Onich Hotel and Lochside Gardens is not only the Hotel for all Seasons, it is also the Hotel for all Occasions, and that perfect setting for a Highland wedding. We also provide a mooring facility in our bay for the visiting yachts and cruisers. We offer a variety of traditional bar fare Menu supplemented with daily specials, and we also offer our new seafood restaurant 'Meas Na Mara'. This may be served in our cosy bar by the fireside, the sun-lounge or even outdoors on the terrace. Additionally, we can offer larger parties a mouth-watering dinner in our restaurant whilst enjoying the views over the loch and gardens. Complement your meal with our local ales or choose from our comprehensive wine selection. The personal touch of our friendly staff serves to enhance our high standards resulting in our guests returning on a regular basis.
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Loch Leven Hotel and Distillery
Loch Leven Hotel and Distillery, at the foot of mighty Glencoe, is a historic ferry Inn dating back to the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie. This award winning family-run establishment has been converted to a quirky and comfortable Highland Hotel, providing an intimate setting and personalised service to all their guests. Loch Leven hotel enjoyed an enviable location by the loch, surrounded by dramatic mountain views. The stylish Loch View Restaurant offers guests a slightly more formal option for dining whilst The Old Ferry Bar offers meals in a less formal dining area as well as on the outside terrace. The bar stocks over 60 Single Malts, more than 50 Gins and offers a creative cocktail list. Loch Leven Hotel's Old Ferry Bar has been titled as the 'Best Bar' in the Highlands for 3 years in a row at the Scottish Hotel Awards (2016, 2017 & 2018)! Their own distillery produces premium Highland spirits, their best known product being Devil's Staircase Highland Spiced Gin, named after the famous landmark on the West Highland Way. The distillery also offers 4 hour Gin School experiences where you can make your own unique bottle of gin! The restaurant and bar serves the best local seasonal produce, carefully prepared and executed with flair. Dishes on the menu might include local seafood such as scallops or langoustines and local meats & game. The 12 comfortable en-suite bedrooms offer a cosy place to relax and unwind and most of the rooms have loch views. Being located in "The Outdoor Capital of the UK", guests can also enjoy a wide variety of things to see and do from walking and climbing to golf, watersports and skiing. Dogs are also welcome in the bar and bar dining area!
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Outdoor Activity Providers

Active Highs
Ranked as the No. 1 outdoor activity attraction in our area on Tripadvisor in 2015, Our staff ensure that your activity is a fun and memorable holiday experience that you and your family will remember for life! We are based in the heart of the Great Glen on Loch Oich and the Caledonian Canal in between Fort William and Fort Augustus. Active Highs is a modern Outdoor Activity and Adventure Company with a team of friendly and highly professional instructors and guides that love what they do! White Water Rafting On The River Garry - Grade 3& 4 Dam Release Water, March to October! Our white water rafting trips on the River Garry are the best guaranteed white water rafting in the U.K. due to the weekly releases of water from the dam when all other rivers can be low or even dry. The River Garry offers grade 3 & 4 white water which is suitable for first time rafters, families and also seasoned adventure lovers, Age 8 +. Book Online Here River Rafting Safari Trips £45 pp A fun way to enjoy a river journey for those with younger children or anyone looking for a more gentle introduction to rafting. We normally raft the River Oich on this trip which takes us on a 5 mile journey over half a day taking in the scenery and finishing in Loch Ness at Fort Augustus. Book Online Here  White Water Funyakking £50 pp Experience the rapids in a more up close and personal way in our 2 man inflatable funyaks! Navigate the river and negotiate the rapids with your partner under instruction form your river guide - Book Online Here  Half Day Canyoning Trips From £55 pp Canyoning is a fast growing adventure sport that involves jumping from rocks and cliffs, sliding down natural water flumes and abseiling over waterfalls. If you are looking for a real adventure and something different then canyoning is for you! Active Highs have canyoning trips that are suitable for people with no experience or seasoned canyoneers. We have a range of trips available and all equipment is provided including wetsuits and all safety equipment. Age 12+ Book Online Here Gorge Walking Adventures £45 pp A step down from canyoning but equally as fun, gorge walking involves scrambling up and down small waterfalls, wading and swimming through the gorge, exploring the water course and river bed with the option of some smaller jumps into deep pools. A great activity for families and groups, Age 8+ Book Online Here Canoe Trips From £30pp Being based on Loch Oich which is part of the Caledonian Canal system, we have access to some of the most spectacular pieces of water in the UK! We have a great range of canoe trips available that are suitable for anyone from beginners looking to try out canoeing to experts looking to challenge themselves on water or traverse the Great Glen. Check out our trips here! Kayak Trips From £30 pp At Active Highs we have over 25 years of kayaking experience and can offer anything from fun come and try it sessions on the loch to full day sea kayak trips or introduction to white water and river trips. We have a fleet of general purpose and white water kayaks as well as a fleet of specialist touring and sea kayaks. 
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Three Peaks Yacht Race Organisers
The Barmouth to Fort William Three Peaks Yacht Race combines yachting and mountain running and cycling into one of the greatest adventure challenges in British sport. Five team members are allowed, comprising a combination of sailors and runners, their aim is to sail from Barmouth, on the Welsh coast, to Fort William in Scotland, via Caernarfon and Whitehaven, climbing Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis on the way. Sailing through some of the Scotland's most beautiful and sometimes wildest, scenery, the final leg ends with the shortest and steepest run of the entire race finishing at the entrance to the Caledonian Canal. The entire race involves a total of 389 miles of difficult coastal sailing, 26 miles of cycling and 72 miles of running, with approximately 14,000 feet of ascent, including 2000 feet between Ennerdale and Scafell Pike, to reach the highest points in Wales, England and Scotland. Set in 2002 the race record stands at 2 days 14 hours and 4 minutes but teams have until 1800 on Saturday to finish the race. Generally most teams make the end of race party on Thursday evening, competitors sometimes opting to complete the Ben Nevis run the following morning. The Three Peaks Yacht Race attracts some of the world's best sailors and runners, as well as teams who hope just to complete the course, which is a considerable achievement in its own right. The 2011 race starts from Barmouth on Saturday June 25th and the 2012 race on Saturday June 16th. Boats arrive in Corpach from around the Tuesday after the start.
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Wild West
Wild West - Wildlife safaris and scenic tours in wild places Wild West offer a selection of wildlife safaris and Scenic tours based in the Lochaber area. See Scotland's " Big Five", Photograph red deer or discover the landscapes and legends of the Scottish highlands.  The following is a selection of safaris and scenic tours available with Wild West  BOOK NOW The Big Five Scotland’s big five of golden eagle, red deer, red squirrel, otter and harbour seal can all be found within 25 miles of Fort William and on this safari, it’s possible to see them all on the same day.  The trip runs every Wednesday and includes a 2 hour cruise on Loch Shiel, taking you into the heart of some of Scotland’s wildest country. Cruises/boat trips can be included in full day safaris on other days, by request. Cost: Adults £94.00, Child £57.00 Book online at Wild West - The Big Five Photo safaris Wild West guide Ian MacLeod is an experienced semi professional photographer. Red deer photo safaris are a speciality with groups of deer gathering close to the roads in quiet glens over the winter, with spectacular backdrops. Safaris to photograph other species or landscapes can also be arranged.  All photo safaris are offered on a private basis. Cost: £175.00 for a four hour trip, up to 6 people depending on subject. Find out more... The Wee Safari For those just looking for a taster in wildlife watching close to their base Wild West offer scheduled safaris on Monday and Thursday afternoons and Lochaber. We find red deer and seals on most trips and regularly spot otters Trips last 3.5 - 4 hours Cost: Adult £39.00, under 16 £24.00 Book online The Wee Safari  Deer rut From late September until the end of October one of the highlights of the wildlife calendar, the red deer rut takes place. During this period the stags compete to mate with groups of hinds in a testosterone charged spectacle. Rut safaris are available daily throughout this period with the option of a dawn trip to catch the best of the action. Cost: Adult £39.00, under 16 £24.00  Book your rut safari Landscapes and Legends Wild West offer a selection of Scenic and historical tours throughout the Lochaber region, starting from Fort William. Stand in the remains of an ancient volcano, hear tales of terrible massacres, follow int he footsteps of the stars or simply listen to the silence. For more details of these trips and to book, visit Wild West' Landscapes and legends.  BOOK NOW OR ENQUIRE If you don't see what you are looking for in the choices above, please ask. Wild West happy to help you develop your own unique wildlife safari or scenic tour
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The Highland Mountain Company
Please get in touch to enquire and book your next adventure in the hills here. Email: [email protected] Mobile: 07815 688608 Our Guides live year round in the Highlands.  They are fully qualified mountain instructors, have many years experience. Their local knowledge about the area, mountain landscape and history is second to none. They are more than eager to show you the hidden gems of the Highlands, you never knew existed. Situated at the base of Ben Nevis, The Highland Mountain Company offers and delivers high quality mountain guiding and instruction in a range of mountain activities to families, friends and small groups.  Whether its your first step in the mountains or looking for another adventure to add to your experience, we have something for you. In summer we offer walking, mountaineering and climbing. Some of our popular days include: • Ben Nevis ascents via the Mountain track, CMD arête, Ledge Route and Tower Ridge. • Low level walks like Steal Waterfalls  • Glen Nevis adventure walk, climbing and abseil, fun for all ages and abilities. • Glencoe walks and the Aonach Eagach and Curved Ridge • 4 day Skye Cuillin Munro course • Skye Cuillin Ridge Traverse over 2 days In winter we offer winter skills courses, winter walks and winter climbing: • Ben Nevis ascents, (see our dates) • Winter skills courses of 1,2 and 3 day duration, (see our dates) • Guided winter Munros, For more information about dates, prices and our activities please get in touch  www.thehighlandmountaincompany.co.uk or to see recent photos at our Facebook page Included in our price is the use of ice axe and crampons for winter activities, helmets and harness for all climbing and abseiling activities. *Buy an activity as a gift for someone else* If you see something that you think someone else would enjoy then please get in contact and we can send a gift voucher.
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Loch Shiel Cruises
For a unique cruise through one of Scotland’s most remote, beautiful and unspoilt landscapes, take a trip to Glenfinnan. Join local skipper Jim Michie on his lovingly restored 1940 ex-naval harbour launch, who will guide you along this magnificent loch while keeping a close eye out for Golden & Sea Eagles, Red Deer and a variety of Rare Wildlife.   A variety of cruises operate on the Loch. A morning 2 hour run takes you to majestic Glenaladale, former homeland of a notable branch of the Clan MacDonald who were prominent in there support of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s attempt to regain the throne of Britain for his father, the exiled King James. A superb view of the “Jacobite” steam train crossing MacAlpine’s famous 21 arch viaduct can be seen on this cruise.   A 1 hour cruise to the Prince’s Bay will give a you taste of the Loch and its stunning surrounding landscape.   An afternoon 2.5 hour cruise visits Gaskan, where the writer and naturalist Mike Tomkies found the perfect seclusion to study and record the wide variety of his beloved wildlife.   For a great day out go on the Wednesday Loch Cruise which takes you the full length of the Loch to the crofting community of Acharacle where you can have lunch before returning home. This cruise passes the “Green Isle”, ancient sanctuary of St Finan and burial ground for over 1500 years.   Sileas is available  for private charter, be it for weddings, birthdays, corporate or group outings.   Further details on the cruises & timetable can be found on our website.   Don’t miss the boat, this is not just a cruise but an unforgettable experience!   Timetabled Cruises operate on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Only. Private Charter Available 7 Days/Week April to November. ADVANCE BOOKING ADVISABLE.
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