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Car, Coach and truck parking

Fort William has several parking areas for cars, coaches, caravans and trailors, and heavy goods vehicles - this page provides information about these.

Over the years we've had a number of drivers asking about car parking areas in Fort William - suitable for coaches and HGV vehicles. If you are bringing a long vehicle to Fort William there are two car parks you might like to know about. These are ideal for coaches, lorries, campers and vehicle towing. These car parks can also be used by visitors undertaking the West Highland Way or Great Glen Way, or any other activity where you might want to leave your vehicle for several days.

Long Stay Car Parks
The long stay car parks are West End, Transport Centre (opposite the Belford Hospital, and at the side of the Railway Station), An Aird No.1 (Opposite the Nevis Centre) and An Aird No.2 adjacent to the Shinty Club.

West End Car Park: used mostly for coaches, campers and private vehicles
 
 An Aird Car Park - No 1: opposite The Nevis Centre - suitable for HGV, caravans. Additional car parking in Fort William can be found at the Shinty Park, along from An Aird No 1.
 
High Street car park & toilets
Cars and short vans only Middle Street Car Park
Ellis Brigham car park - next to railway station

Nevisport Car Park
A small car park right in the centre of town - cars and bikes only. Not long stay
 
Other car parks (no HGV or COACHES)
Achintee Car Park, Glen Nevis - not long stay
Glen Nevis Visitor Centre, Glen Nevis - not long stay
Braveheart Car Park, Glen Nevis - not long stay

Explore these featured listings

Innisfree Self Catering Apartment
Ideal for exploring the West Coast and Inner Isles this lovely apartment has wonderful views of Ben Nevis, Loch Linnhe and Fort William. Set in an elevated position our well furnished holiday apartment will sleep 4 guests in two bedrooms and is in an ideal base for your visit to this area. Close by is Fort William, the ’Outdoor Capital of the UK’, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wildlife is in abundance and outdoor pursuits including climbing, skiing, mountain biking, sailing and fishing are available locally. Take a trip on the Harry Potter steam train or ride up the mountain in a gondola. Loch Ness, Skye, Oban and Glencoe are all easily reached. The Caledonian Canal and Neptunes Staircase are a short walk away.Although only 3 Miles from the bustling hub of Fort William itself, Innisfree has delights right on the doorstep.Badabrie is situated just off “The Road to The Isles” and heading west is a pleasant and picturesque walk along the Caledonian Canal towpath (1.5 Miles) to the lovely village of Corpach which has a supermarket and Corpach Basin where boats wait to enter or leave The Caledonian Canal. A few minutes walk east from Innisfree, lies “Neptune’s Staircase” one of the great sights of the British Canal system, being the longest staircase lock in Britain with 8 locks. A whole day could be spent here just watching the variety of small and large vessels as they manoeuvre their way down towards Loch Linnhe and onwards to the sea, or north towards The Great Glen and on to Inverness. There is a very popular restaurant and cafe at the lock system itself, and the towpath is part of The Great Glen Way, which provides a lovely cycle ride or a leisurely walk along it’s bank.The walking and cycle track that runs alongside the Caledonian Canal also runs towards Fort William passing close to the River Lochy and Old Inverlochy Castle. On this route it is possible to take the dedicated cycle track to Nevis Range where Britain's only mountain gondola transports you up the slopes of Aonach Mor. Taking the service train at nearby Banavie Station will take you to Glenfinnan, Arisaig, Morar and ultimately Mallaig. Of course the Jacobite Steam Train also runs on this line from Fort William.
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Taransay Bed & Breakfast
Taransay Bed and Breakfast is a quality, friendly B&B, rated 4 star by Visit Scotland. Our rooms consist of 2 singles (1 private bathroom 1 en-suite) 1 twin (en-suite) and 1 family / double room (en-suite). . We are situated in an elevated position, in a quiet cul-de-sac with spectacular views over Loch Linnhe and the Ardgour Hills. We are a pleasant walk of around 15 mins. along the shores of the Loch to the town where there are plenty of Restaurants, Pubs, Supermarkets and Shops. We are here to make your stay enjoyable, we pride ourselves on our homely welcome, and use of local produce. We offer a full Scottish cooked breakfast, with cereals, toast, yoghurts, fruit juices and a choice of tea or a cafetierre of coffee. Alternatively we offer a cold platter of Scottish cheeses and venison charcuterie. We also have a vegetarian option and can accommodate some other special dietary needs with prior arrangement. Breakfast is all served in our newly re-furbished Breakfast room with stunning views over Loch Linnhe and the Ardgour Hills. All rooms now have new flat screen tv's with dvd players. Books, guides and games can be borrowed. We offer free wifi, free parking,and tea and coffee making facilities We hope to see you soon at Taransay. GUEST COMMENTS "We stayed at Taransay for two weeks, using Fort William as a base and using public transport. Paul, Liz and Sarah were very welcoming, kind and helpful and made us feel at home. The room was clean and comfortable, and the breakfasts were scrumptious with a lot of choice. We would thoroughly recommend them and hope to visit Taransay again".
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Cedar Lodge Cottage
Cedar Lodge is one of the closest self catering places to Fort William's downhill mountain biking tracks and winter skiing/snowboarding at Nevis Range. We are also within 10 minutes of the Ben Nevis North Face car park, and 15 minutes from the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre where most people begin their walk up the mountain footpath on Ben Nevis. Facilities Cedar Lodge offers two ensuite bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen, washing machine/dryer, dining area and cosy TV room. You can let it for a short break - 2 or 3 days or a full week. We provide cleaning materials, kitchen rolls, toiletries and almost everything you might need during your stay. Other facilities We have lots of private parking and additional storage space for outdoor equipment. We provide WiFi internet access.  Our views of Ben Nevis and the Nevis Range of mountains is probably the best in the area - it's awesome. There is a cycle path nearby which you can ride or walk into the town centre. Our garden deck is a great place to relax and soak up the scenery. For full details of our current short-break offers, please visit our Cedar Lodge website link below.  This very cosy self catering holiday home is well maintained and comes with everything you will need during your stay. Our prices are all inclusive of electricity, heating, towels and bed linen, with nothing else to pay. Cedar Lodge is great place to base yourself for a week of exploring the west Highlands at any time throughout the year. For more details and photos please visit our website. Or, you can check availability using the form on this page or visit our website. We have a hot tub which can be made available to you during your stay. Visit our website for more details.
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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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