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Craig Moray Cottage Glencoe
Glencoe Luxurious and elegant properties, in the beautiful valley of Glencoe. If it's water sports, mountain biking, hill climbing, skiing, or touring you want, this beautiful rugged glen has it all. Exclusively designed for couples seeking that special break away from the toils of daily living. Equally as elegant as our larger properties, but much more intimate. Quality furnishings and beautiful finishing touches give this property an air of luxury. Described as a property with personality CraigMoray is furnished to a superior standard and is lovingly maintained by the owners throughout. Glencoe is an ideal base for exploring the West Highlands, situated in a prime location for Munro bagging, climbing, skiing or just sampling the very best of what Scotland has to offer. If you are looking for quality, self catering accommodation in Glencoe, then make Craig Moray Cottage your first choice. Craig Moray Cottage is specially designed for the smaller party of 2 adults and one child/3rd adult Craig Moray Cottage: Exclusively designed for couples seeking that special break away from the toils of daily living. Equally as elegant as our larger properties, but much more intimate. Quality furnishings and beautiful finishing touches give this property an air of luxury. Described as a property with personality, Craig Moray is furnished to a superior standard and is lovingly maintained by the owners throughout. Glencoe is a great base for exploring the West Highlands, situated in a prime location for Munro bagging, climbing, skiing or just sampling the very best of what Scotland has to offer. If you are looking for quality, self catering accommodation in Glencoe, then make Craig Moray Cottage your first choice
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Ambrose Gillham
This is a large and comfortable apartment with great views in a very convenient quiet  location close to the town centre. It is ideal for a family group or group of friends for a relaxed break or to explore the Highlands of Scotland.The beautiful Cow Hill Circuit which gives access directly to Glen Nevis is a ten minute walk away. Fort William is a popular centre for climbing, walking, scrambling, canoeing, mountain-biking, skiing, orienteering and other outdoor activities. There is also easy access to beautiful walking and cycling opportunities.This beautiful and historic apartment is ideally located within five minutes’ walk of the high street and is less than fifteen minutes’ walk from the railway station. The apartment offers a lovely view over Loch Linnhe, enjoying a peaceful, elevated position.The apartment is split over levels 2 and 3 of a three story C 19 terraced building. It has its own private entrance with a flight of  stairs.The accommodation comprises two or three double bedrooms one of which can also function as a second sitting room/ study. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped.Visitors will love the original oak panelling of this railway engineer’s house built in the 1890s. The large, comfortable main sitting room is equipped with a television. The apartment can accommodate up to 6 person. The minimum let is six days in the high season and four days at other times.   We all had a wonderful time in Fort William, in no small part as a result of the really good accommodation we found ourselves in. If we return to Fort William in the near future, we shall certainly try and book Seaview Terrace again.— SM, 05 Sep 2016  Excellent location. Lovely apartment for our family to have a great week in Scotland with everything you could need.— Amanda M, 12 Aug 2016
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Westcourt Bed and Breakfast
A Warm Welcome to Westcourt Bed & Breakfast. We hope that you enjoy our beautiful views overlooking Loch Linnhe, with the stunning shoreline, sea-birds, seals, otters, ducks and swans. Westcourt is a fabulous Bed and Breakfast in Fort William and an impressive property, which commands a prime location with stunning, un-interrupted views to the Ardgour hills and over Loch Linnhe with it’s colourful array of leisure, cruise and sailing boats.  Westcourt is only a five-minute leisurely walk along the waterfront, through the beautiful Achintore gardens to the centre of Fort William, which will take you to a variety of bars restaurants and shops. The Lochaber Yacht Club are also directly across from our comfortable B&B on the Fort waterfront, with their trees illuminated with alternating pastel coloured lighting, which adds to the ambience against the water.   Westcourt is regarded as Luxury accommodation and is furnished and presented to an Extremely High Standard in all regards, to make guests stay as pleasant as possible. At Westcourt we offer a mix of bedrooms, some with Loch side and mountain range views, generous sized rooms with King-Size beds, Double, Twin or Deluxe rooms both standard and superior. All rooms are en-suite, some with both Bath or SPA and all Power Showers of a high standard and most with twin sink units, Soft towels, Quality linen and Bespoke Quality toiletries are provided for Guests.   Each room has flat screen TV with Freeview television, Hospitality trays, Hair dryer, access to an iron on request, Free WI-FI throughout and onsite Guest Parking.           In the morning Breakfast is served in the tastefully decorated dining room that makes for a great spacious area to relax and enjoy your breakfast as you plan your day.  Breakfast is served by friendly staff with good local knowledge.                  Breakfast is available from 7.30 am – 9.00 am, or earlier on request if required.                           We offer you an individually presented breakfast in the morning – choose from light and healthy options, yogurts Fresh Fruit, Juices and Croissants, a range of Cereals, Continental Breakfast, a selection of Cold Meat and Cheese, Scrambled or Poached egg with Salmon or Kippers, or a Large cooked   ” Full Highland Breakfast”   that will set you up for the day. Coffee or Tea, with toast and a selection of Marmalad, Honey and Jams. Our breakfast are well complemented by our guest reviews that Westcourt receives.  Charles and Katarina look forward to welcoming you to Westcourt.    Bed & Breakfast from £45.00 - £75.00 per person per night - based on two people sharing one double room with king-sized bed and including breakfast.We are open all year.  Please use our online booking below to check availability, or if you have any special requirements, complete the enquiry form. We look forward to welcoming you to Fort William.
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Bunroy Park
Sheltered by woodland close to the River Spean, Bunroy Park Holiday Lodges nestle in the lovely valley of Glen Spean against the majestic backdrop of Aonach Mor. They offer peace and tranquillity in an idyllic setting yet are within easy reach of the amenities of Fort William and the attractions of the Highlands. They are comfortable, well-insulated, with heating and double-glazing for year round occupation, fully equipped with TV, DVD, cooker, fridge and microwave. The lodges all have fully fitted shower rooms or bathrooms. They also have drying rooms. We welcome dogs in some lodges and there are lovely riverside and woodland paths easily accessible from Bunroy. The village of Roy Bridge with a shop, post office, railway station and bus stop and two hotels serving good food is only a 10 minute walk away. The station is a stop on the West Highland Line, one of the Word’s Great Train journeys. For hill-walkers there are several Munros within easy reach, including Creag Meagaidh, which is also a National Nature Reserve. The Loch Ossian hills are a half-hour train ride away. The gondola at Nevis Range, 7 miles away, takes you 2000 feet up Aonach Mor for some excellent ski-ing in winter and year-round activities and stunning views for all to enjoy. There is good fishing in the area as well as pony-trekking and watersports. The lodges sleep 2 – 4 people and are priced from £210 - £490 per week. Short breaks also available outwith peak season - minimum 3 night stay. Please use the enquiry form below to check availability or to make a booking. Bunroy Park Caravan and Camping site is open from the end of March until the end of October. Tent pitching areas are on level, regularly mown grass, well sheltered by  surrounding woodlands. You can camp by the river, in the spacious main area or nearer to the shower block - it’s your choice. The hard standings for caravans & motorhomes all have electric hookups so you can take the available pitch of your choice close to the shower block or in the more open lower park. The camping site is open from around the end of March to around the end of October and booking is recommended at peak times, particularly for pitches with an electrical hook up. We also have 4 camping pods at Bunroy Park, which are equipped with camping beds, a microwave and electric kettle, table and chairs. BOOK ONLINE
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Distant Hills Guest House, Spean Bridge
Situated just 9 miles outside of Fort William, our beautiful guest house offers 7 individually styled en-suite bedrooms, both double and twin. Each bedroom has quality linens and soft fluffy towels with complimentary luxury shower gels and shampoos as well as tea/coffee making facilities, a flat-screen tv and a hairdryer. There is free-wifi throughout the property and plenty of free off-road parking. Our delicious breakfasts are freshly made each morning by Cameron with locally sourced ingredients. You will have plenty of choice from cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt and porridge as well as three different choices of a hot cooked Scottish style breakfast.  A special feature at Distant Hills is our residents' bar stocked with a small selection of locally crafted beers, gins, whiskies, wines and soft drinks. You can truly relax and unwind in our bright and spacious lounge with large comfortable sofas or enjoy our beautiful secluded south-facing lawned garden with its own stream and small woodland. Spean Bridge, described as the 'Crossroads of the Highlands' is the perfect location for touring and sight-seeing. With so much to see and do in the area, Dani and Cameron can make some great recommendations for you. Below are just a few of the places that can be conveniently visited from Distant Hills: • Ben Nevis • The Commando Monument • Fort William • Monessie Gorge • Glenfinnan viaduct • Oban • Loch Ness • Skye • Mull • Aviemore Please note that we only accept children aged 12 and over. We do not accept pets. We apologise for any disappointment. Recent reviews published on Trip Advisor: 'Distant Hills gave me an amazing stay. Everything was of a high standard and the breakfast was something else. The owners couldn't do enough for us and helped us feel at home instantly. Definitely recommended.'  'We have just returned from 3 nights at Distant Hills Guest House and we can’t speak highly enough about our experience and we would recommend it to anybody. The location is stunning, surrounded by beautiful scenery and great walks to be done, and a gentle amble into the village. The rooms are really comfortable and decorated really nicely. Dani and Cam the hosts couldn’t be more welcoming and helpful, and they do a wonderful breakfast! Nothing is too much trouble for them and they are full of great suggestions and ideas of what to do in the area. We will definitely be visiting again!'
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Snowgoose Apartments, The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Hostel
 Snowgoose Apartments, The Smiddy Bunkhouse, Blacksmith’s Hostel at Snowgoose Mountain Centre offer an ideal base to independently explore the surrounding west coast of  Scotland in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.Take the opportunity to take part in our adventure activities, with our unique blend of landscape and a huge variety of outdoor activities for all levels … not to mention the wildlife. John & Tina Cuthbertson provide flexible options for self-catering accommodation which are ideal for couples, family holidays, short breaks as well as groups or clubs. This is an ideal holiday accommodation destination for independent outdoor enthusiasts – all year round – or just chilling out! . • The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Hostel  offer excellent  holiday hostel and bunkhouse accommodation which is ideal for cost effective budget touring around Scotland, outdoor activities …  and is some of the very best you will find in Scotland!  Our hostel accommodation is great for extended families, groups of friends or clubs all year round. The accommodation is available to be booked as complete units of 10 or 14 persons or as rooms for 4 or 6 persons for 1 night upwards.The Smiddy Bunkhouse sleeps 10 persons in a family ensuite room for 4 persons plus a bunkroom for 6 with its own shower room. The accommodation is fully self catered, self contained, with a fully equipped kitchen, dining, eating & sitting area with access to a drying and laundry room. Blacksmiths Hostel sleeps 14 persons in two bunkrooms for 4 persons and one for 6 persons. This is  also fully self catered, self contained, with a fully equipped kitchen, dining, eating & sitting area with access to a drying and laundry room. Plus there is a large entrance porch. • Snowgoose Apartments are first floor level, self contained accommodation within our compact complex. The apartments are ideal for extended families for short breaks or longer holidays at all times of the year. Farriers apartment sleeps 6-8 persons, Forge & Anvil sleep 2-4 persons each. Located right at the start of the Caledonian Canal and Great Glen Ways at the head of the tidal waters of Loch Linnhe, and at start of The Road to the Isles we are at a unique geographical hub out to the west and north highlands. Nearby local attractions include walking in our fantastic glens and forests; local & steam trains running from  our doorstep (“The Harry Potter” & Jacobite train); quiet roads to explore the Highlands by car, cycle or motor bike; accessible mountain bike trails; boat trips; fishing from the nearby pier; golf, gondola rides to access our ski area at Nevis Range; ski-ing & snow boarding at Nevis Range & Glencoe in winter; an excellent local museum & nearby geological display; The Lochaber Geopark; ten pin bowling at the Nevis Centre. What’s not to like!
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Eating Out in the Fort William area

Outdoor Activity Providers

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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Atlas Mountaineering | Ben Nevis Mountain Guide
Come join us at Atlas Mountaineering for a special experience on the UK's highest mountain. Being based in Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK, at the foot of Ben Nevis, we are available on short notice for private or group mountain guiding and have great knowledge of the mountain its self. Atlas Mountaineering is now accredited by Visit Scotland and the Scottish tourism board as a four star activity provider! 5 Stars on TripAdvisor! Climb Ben Nevis now for only £69.00  PRIVATE VIA FERRATA GUIDING. BRAND NEW TO SCOTLAND AND BY FAR THE UK’S BEST VIA FERRATA.  TRIPS STARTING JUNE 2014!  BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! THIS WINTER! Ben Nevis trips, Winter skills training, Ice climbing and Winter walking! No experience needed! Whilst making a mountain out of a molehill is acceptable behaviour if you’re a bit of a drama queen, we can’t help but think it was a waste of time to bring our walking boots.Go bigger with the UK’s biggest mountain, Ben Nevis, and enjoy a guided tour with Atlas Mountaineering for only £69.00 Vital information• Guided tours of Ben Nevis and the surrounding area  • Private and public tours available • Rated 5 stars on Trip Advisor • Rated  4 stars by Visit Scotland • UK’s highest mountain • Suitable for ages 8+ Expert guides Even before you arrive, Atlas Mountaineering’s guides will be providing handy information by letting you know exactly what clothing and kit you should be bringing on the day. Once you arrive, you and your group will get ready to tackle the mountain. The guides know every twist and turn of Ben Nevis and have scooped a 5 star Trip Advisor rating as well as being rated 4 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board. Ben Nevis The UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, stands at 1,344 metres above sea level at the western end of the Grampian mountains. As you climb, you’ll take in the stunning scenery of the peaks and greenery around you, along with bursts of Scottish heather. Suitable for kids from age 8, today’s deal is the perfect family adventure. Loved by Trip Advisor "Thank goodness we had a guide and Atlas Mountaineering to tell us to hire all the right equipment, otherwise we would have had to turn back and not reach the summit like so many other people had to do.” "Atlas and Connor provided an excellent organised trip with a top guide for the day in Rich …he was patient / informative / educational / humorous and allowed us all to enjoy a very challenging but rewarding day." "We had a brilliant time with Connor and Hannah, learning about how to be safe in the hills in winter. We learnt about winter navigation, route planning, basic Avalanche awareness, crampons and ice axes, along with getting some great hiking in! We will definitely be back and can't recommend Connor and Hannah enough as guides!" Walking the Wild Side  A very special way to see what Lochaber has to offer. One of our most popular experiences is our day and a half walk from Glen Nevis. We will set off at around 3pm and walk through the Steall Meadows and catch a glimpse of the famous Steall falls, from here we will walk up into the watershed of Ben Nevis and camp for the evening. As you watch the sun set around the surrounding mountains and wilderness you will begin to experience one of the UK’s true dark zones, this means that there is no light pollution! The stars are truly amazing here and it is not uncommon to see the odd shooting star, meteor shower or the aurora borealis. You don’t need to worry about dinner as it’s included in the price and we will fill you full of hot chocolate as you get ready to settle in for the most peaceful night’s sleep you will ever have. In the morning we will wake up, eat some breakfast and break camp. From there we will walk up on to the summit of Carn Mor Dearg our first Munro of the day and on to the Carn Mor Dearg arête. This arête is described by Walk Highlands as “the finest way to see Ben Nevis” and they are not wrong, the spectacular arête gives fine airy views of the 600m north face and it is not unusual to not see a soul until we reach the summit of Ben Nevis. It truly is the wild side! Once we have climbed Ben Nevis we will walk down to the Ben Nevis Inn and relax for the rest of the afternoon while you can look back on what we have managed over the past two days.  Rock Climbing this Summer Haven't tried it before, but always fancied it?  We run private rock climbing guiding for all abilities, only in small groups, perfect if you haven't tried before.  If you are looking at something more mountainous, how about the infamous Tower Ridge or some more classic rock climbing in Glen Coe? 
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Hunter Mountaineering
First Class, friendly Mountain Guiding & Instruction on British Walking, Climbing, Scrambling and Mountaineering. Summer and Winter Private Guiding and Courses. From Walking up Ben Nevis to Climbing in Glencoe. Based in Fort William. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer feedback (Find us on Trip Advisor). We offer Private Guiding and the Courses that follow - Private Guiding, all year round: Our most popular choice is a bespoke service. This is the solution if you want to 'tick' specific climbs or summits, or work on particular skills. Do you want to Climb Ben Nevis via the mountain track, Tower Ridge or Ledge Route? Do you want to become more independent as a mountaineer, or develop your trad or winter leading? Or do you want to complete a particular climb, e.g. Aonach Eagach, Curved Ridge? Get in touch and we can start to make your plan happen. Summer Courses or ideas for Private Guiding could include - 1  Ben Nevis Walk 2  Munro Summits 3  Hill Walking, Navigation and Safety 4  Scrambling and Mountaineering 5  Rock Climbing 6  The CMD Ridge or Ledge route on the North Face 7  Tower Ridge, or other North Face Ridges 8  Aonach Eagach, Curved Ridge or other Glencoe Classics Winter Courses or ideas for Private Gudiing could include - 1  Winter Skills and Safety 2  Walking the Winter Munros 3  Winter Mountaineering 4  Introduction to Winter Climbing 5  Winter Climbing Hunter Mountaineering is run by myself, Max Hunter. I hold the Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor award (the WMCI - the highest professional certification for Mountaineering & Climbing in Great Britain), and am a member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) and the Mountain Training Association (MTA). I am also a qualified and experienced school teacher.
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Free Spirit Boat Hire
Free Spirit hire boats are neat clean silent-running electric powered motor boats that are easy to drive and a perfect opportunity to enjoy the peaceful, scenic Caledonian Canal for an hour or two. Couples, car-loads and coach-fulls of all ages are catered for with safety equipment supplied by us.  We are proud members of  Neptune's Staircase Activity Hub, established by Scottish Canals to open the Caledonian Canal up to many more users than ever before. Free Spirit electric boats are the first of their kind on the Scottish Canal network.   SOMETHING TO REFLECT UPON! The opportunities for a day out at Neptune's Staircase are extensive. -A self-drive boating adventure with Free Spirit.  -Refreshments at the Moorings Hotel, at the canal side next to the car park. -Kayak and bike hire from Rockhopper, half way up the lock flight. -Harry Potters Steam Train, from Fort William to Mallaig. A day out in itself. -Or, twenty minutes drive from Free Spirit Boat Hire you could be watching the steam train glide over the now well know Harry Potter flying car bridge atGlenfinnan. (A perfect spot to view from above can be reached via the short path up the hillside to the left and behind the visitor centre there. The monument on the beach across the road is also a must-see.  Before or after all that you might ride the Gondola up to the Golden Goose Cafe at Nevis Ski Range. To mention but a few! Boat Capacity 3 large adults, 4 medium sized adults, family of 5. One adult with 4 to 5 children depending on ages.   We encourage youngsters to steer the boats so they gain valuable experience while on the water. They will enjoy receiving their "I've Been a Free Spirit" badge to mark their achievement.   From wildlife spotting to counting the jumping trout (which you can fish for by the way), steering and navigating, there is an abundance of memorable moments to be enjoyed and taken home.   Couples can share a unique experience together. Families, often three generations in one boat can spend magical moments amid the mountains. Groups of friends always come back in our boats pleasantly surprised at how nippy they are. Were they racing!?   Group bookings attract discounted hourly rates. We offer children's birthday party and school trip packages.    Directions Heading north out of Fort William on the A82, turn left at the Ben Nevis Distillery, onto the A830 Mallaig road. One mile down, cross the Caledonian Canal and turn first right into Banavie to find ample parking. Free Spirit boats launch from the pontoon just beyond Top Lock, 2 minutes walk from the car park. Just follow our signs.    Opening Hours 10:00-17:00 7 days a week during school summer holidays. Otherwise weekends; and at any other time by arrangement. Telephone bookings are easy to make. If we can we will!  Read more about: Terms and conditions can be read here  Reviews  Up to date Facebook 
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Photography Courses & Field Trips
Learn to take better digital photographs on one of our photography courses. Digital photography is a fantastic, well-developed medium for capturing great photographs and video. Its never been easier to take good photos - with a little help and advice. I offer personal One-2-One photography courses, tuition and excursions in and around the Fort William and Ben Nevis area to anyone who wishes to learn more about their digital camera, and who wants to take better photographs. If your interest is in landscape photography or video; portrait photography or outdoor sports photography, I can help you get the best out of your camera. Each field trip can be tailored to suit individual needs. I can arrange 2-3 hour photography field trips for up to 3 persons. If you have a DSLR camera and a tripod, one of my short photography courses could be just for you. If you don't have a DSLR just yet, I can provide advice about these and offer you the chance to take photos with a Canon 5D and a variety of lenses and equipment. Photography Field Trip for 1 person: £85.00 Photography Field Trip for 2 persons: £150.00 Photography Field Trip for 3 persons: £195.00 During the photography field trip I will show you how to control camera aperture and shutter speeds; help you understand how to work with depth of field; understand working with different focal length lenses; show you how to improve photo composition; demonstrate how to tweak your photographs afterwards. I can provide Gift Vouchers if you would like to gift a Photography Field Trip for a friend or relative. If you would like to book B&B or self catering in a superb photo location, and at the same time as your field trip, I can provide this at our well established Woodside B&B Fort William. I can offer two ensuite bedrooms, a personalised breakfast of your choice and private, secluded parking - plus a view of Ben Nevis to die for...
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Gavin Morrice
Gorgeous views walking around the hills here. Cannot believe the weather we had either. Will definitely be back
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