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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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Torlundy House
Torlundy House is a family run Guest House located in the rural settlement of Torlundy some 3 miles (5 kilometres) from Fort William in the Highlands of Scotland. Your hosts, Michael and Maxean, have been providing B&B for 19 years in Torlundy. At this time we want to assure our guests that we have implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitisation procedures and as a result been certified as "Good to Go" under the UK wide scheme to reassure guests we are doing all we can to mitigate risk and prevent COVOD-19 entering our business and home. You can find full details of the action we are taking on our own website, or if you want to discuss anything further please telephone or email us. We have lived in Torlundy for nearly 20 years now so are very conversant with the area. We welcome you to our home nestling among Britain's highest mountains (a short distance away from Ben Nevis) and most spectacular scenery. Be prepared to spend more than a day here as there is so much to do and see no matter what weather we are having, and you will not tire of the people, culture or scenery. Many of our guests say that they wished they had stayed more than a couple of nights at our Guest House because they missed so many sights. Others return year after year and still find something new each visit. We are proud to be distinctly different to hotels, many of our guests prefer the more personal and relaxed atmosphere and genuine hospitality in a "home from home" without the formality and impersonal atmosphere many hotels have and you can expect some touches rarely found in hotels that we hope make you feel there is little else we could do for you. Perhaps the only thing you might miss is room service, but then with all there is to do why would you be in your room except to get a good night's sleep? VisitScotland have awarded Torlundy House 4 Star Gold Guest House status under their Quality Assurance Scheme and our breakfast menu holds the "Taste Our Best" award for it's use of locally produced and Scottish foods. Torlundy House has 3 double (king beds) ensuite rooms and a twin bed ensuite room. We can accommodate young adults over the age of 16 years. You can expect a warm Highland welcome, a comfortable home from home and a full Scottish Breakfast, using as many locally produced items as we can, to set you up for the day, whatever you are doing. Please tell us if you have any special dietary requirement so we can get some extra things in for you. We have free complimentary WiFi internet access throughout all resident's areas. *Torlundy House is a non smoking and non vaping house* We can also offer secure cycle storage and hard standings for motorcycles, and of course ample parking for cars.
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The Willows Guest House, Fort William
The Willows is a 3 star family run Bed & Breakfast situated by the shores of Loch Linnhe with views of the Ardgour hills.  Located close to Fort William town centre it is approximately a 10 - 15 minute pleasant stroll along the gardens of Loch Linnhe to the restaurants, bars and shops.   We offer three rooms and can accommodate a maximum of nine guests, a quadruple family room, a triple family room and one double room.   Please note that our rooms do not have the capacity for extra beds and we cannot allow over occupancy, this includes children or infants even with their own cots.  Each room has an en-suite shower room with fluffy white towels and complementary toiletries, tea/coffee making facilities, flat-screen smart TV, DVD player with USB port, silent mini fridge, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. We have a full fire alarm system and fire certificate and are a non-smoking property for the comfort of all our guests, however you can smoke outside on the balcony and cigarette bins are provided. We have a large, easily accessible car park at the front of the property, motorbikes can be parked at the side of the house if preferred and bicycles can be stored in the garage. We accept all major credit/debit cards, paypal or cash.  A valid credit/debit card is required to guarantee the booking, no deposit will be charged, however, full payment for your booking will be charged to your card up to 7 days prior to the day of arrival. For availability and prices Please check our website:  www.thewillowsfortwilliam.co.uk   or contact us at:  thewillowsfortwil[email protected] or call us on:   01397 705122.
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Huntingtower Lodge
The Lodge, an environment and wildlife friendly Visit Scotland 4 Star Gold B&B enjoys a stunning position on 6 acres of hillside, overlooking Loch Linnhe.  Huntingtower Lodge is the perfect place to chill out or to use as a base to tour the West Highlands, to climb Ben Nevis, take a walk along our woodland path or take The Jacobite to Mallaig.  Our 4 double rooms have en-suite showers, king-size beds and all the usual comforts you would expect from quality accommodation. We also have a twin room with private shower room. Our suite of rooms, The Waterfall Suite, is perfect for travellers looking for privacy or a special get-away. Each room has Wi-Fi and Freeview television/DVD. The house is no smoking throughout. Complimentary transfers to and from the local bus and train station are available by arrangement as is transport into town in the evening - we do however ask for a voluntary donation to our chosen charity, http://www.kirstyskids.org/. So, whatever the weather or time of year, come, relax, watch the wildlife from your room and enjoy the West Highlands in comfort. You are guaranteed the warmest of welcomes and all our extensive facilities are at your disposal to make your stay a memorable one. Clothes drying and secure equipment storage is available. A secure garage is available for cyclists and bikers. We have carried out a full COVID-19 Risk Assessment and have the Visit Scotland COVID-19 "Good to Go" accreditation. Please check our availability calendar for 2021 here
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