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About Loch Eil, near Fort William

Loch Eil is a large sea loch near Fort William and lies west - east with great mountains raising into the sky near Glenfinnan. Outward Bound Locheil

At the head of Loch Linnhe and through the narrows at Corpach is Loch Eil. The lochside is home to several small communities including Fassfern which has its own mainline railway station. There are scattered bed and breakfast places and holiday accommodation along the A830 towards Glenfinnan. Good views of Ben Nevis can be had from this part of Lochaber. Mussel farming and creel fishing are small businesses operating on this sea loch.
 
The village of Corpach, which is technically one of the main communities making up the Fort William population, was first settled around 1600. It is where the Caledonian Canal reaches Loch Linnhe. Corpach provides accommodation and shops and also some of the most stunning views across the canal to Ben Nevis. A walk back along the canal path brings you to the lovely village of Banavie and the outstanding feat which is Neptune’s Staircase, lifting sea craft 50 feet through its 8 locks.  
 
A drive along Loch Eil is very rewarding. There are many places to stop and picnic, take photographs and perhaps enjoy the sight of the “Jacobite” steam train as makes it way to and from Mallaig in the summer months.   
 
As the mountains rise towards the head of Loch Eil, stop and wonder at the potential engineering miracle which was to be a further canal joining Loch Eil and Loch Shiel and thence to the sea, avoiding Ardnamurchan point. Although this project was surveyed, the cost to build it could not be raised.

Take a left signposted for Ardgour and enjoy the quiet single track road around the south shore past the small communities of Duisky, Blaich and Treslaig. There's a passenger ferry over to Fort William town pier.

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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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