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Where to stay and what to do in Fort William and Lochaber

The definitive guide to Fort William and about Lochaber, the Outdoor Capital of the UK, in the west Highlands of Scotland for accommodation and what to do

Lochaber is a huge scenic area of the Scottish west Highlands with the popular town of Fort William, on the shore of Loch Linnhe and Ben Nevis towering behind. Glen Nevis is the jewel in the crown for scenery, walking and holidays and of course Ben Nevis, the most popular mountain in the UK.

The Lochaber area can thought of as a major tourism/visitor destination with a substantial number of outdoor sports and activities available on demand, and supported by a large number of businesses providing holiday Scottish accommodation in the form of hotels, bed and breakfast places, guesthouses, self catering country cottages, chalets, lodges and homes, bunkhouses and hostels.

The Lochaber area has many, great annual events including the Ben Nevis Race in September; The Glen Nevis River Race; five separate Highland Games; two UCI mountain biking competitions; the Scottish Six Day Trials; the World motorcycle trials championships and many others which you can find on the What's On section.

The Lochaber area has five marketing regions and these can be found from the links on the left. From the south, the Lochaber area begins in Rannoch Moor and Glencoe including Kinlochleven on the West Highland Way, and goes all the way north into the Great Glen, it goes from Fort William all the way to the Atlantic west coast along the Road to the Isles to Mallaig and includes the Small Isles of Eigg, Rhum and Muck; it extends all the way out to the most westerly part of the UK mainland at Ardnamurchan Point. Lochaber also includes the Glenspean area and Loch Laggan - Monarch of the Glen country, and part of Argyll in the south west. Did you know Loch Ness - at Fort Augustus is only 38 miles from Fort William, and so easy it visit in an afternoon ?

We invite you to visit our Lochaber-based websites where we hope you will find lots of information about this fantastic area of Scotland, and that you decide to visit us, staying at one or more of the many good accommodation places in the Where to Stay Guide and of course the Eating Out Guide.

The Visit Fort William Team

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Fort William Cinema
After a great day out discovering our amazing scenery, enjoy a meal and a movie in the Highland Cinema
Wildlife Day Trips
Take a tour with WildWest and look out for otters, deer, wild goats, sea-life and birds and more... and enjoy a trip on Corran Ferry
Ben Nevis Time Lapse
This is a film of Ben Nevis time lapsed over 16 hours at the end of a day. The camera recorded a mountain rescue and you can see its lights shining on the mountain in the moonlight.
Beautiful Glen Nevis
Discover the natural beauty of Glen Nevis any day of the year - waterfalls, magnificent mountains, wildlife and secluded places
Ben Nevis Distillery
When visiting Fort William make sure you have a whisky tasting tour around Ben Nevis Distillery - Fort William's longest established business
FortWilliam 365 Treasures of the Earth
One of Fort William's most interesting visitor centres featuring ancient fossils and dinosaurs - and a good visitor shop full of nice things

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Glen Nevis Caravan & Camping Park
Our award-winning, family friendly caravan and camping park is set in the midst of spectacular Highland scenery at the foot of mighty Ben Nevis. Ideal for cyclists and walkers, Glen Nevis offers captivating paths and tracks that wind up through forests and alongside the River Nevis. This is also the perfect base to access the Nevis Range and mountain Gondola, the Harry Potter Jacobite steam train, the Silver Sands of Morar and Arisag; or just as easily, why not relax on our park and enjoy the fresh mountain air whilst watching others scale the mountain.   We manage a peaceful park with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and pride ourselves in the quality of our infrastructure, facilities and landscaping. Our generous tent and caravan pitches easily leave you plenty of space to find the perfect pitch before heading off to our restaurant and bar to plan the next day's activities over a mouth watering menu of delicious local food and drink. If you prefer to self cater in something more luxurious, book one of our camping pods instead or why not choose from one of our self catering holiday lodges, cottages or top branded static caravans.   Staying with us you get much more than our campsite. We also have our own Highland Estate extending to over 1,000 acres which is home to iconic Scottish wildlife such as red squirrels, pine martens and also the stags a'bellowing in the annual Autumn rut.  We also welcome keen fishermen to book a day's fishing on the River Nevis which threads a scenic course amidst the landscape.  Glen Nevis has lots of interesting walks where you trek through time, both historical from the iron age, vast geological time, and also through locations where certain famous movies have been filmed.... Glen Nevis is a beautiful natural habitat that we are excited for you to discover and share with us soon!      Visit our website (glen-nevis.co.uk) to find out more about our campsite including our SEASONAL OFFERS, and to book your pitch!
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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 is 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 Arguably one of the most outstanding properties in Fort William, 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 separate Shower, Twin Sinks and all Power Showers are of a high standard, Soft towels, Quality linen and Bespoke Quality toiletries are provided for Guests.   Each room has flat-screen TV with Freeview television, Full Hospitality Tray with bottled water and tea and coffee making facilities, Hair dryer, access to an iron on request, Free Wi-Fi throughout and on-site 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 egg with Salmon, that will set you up for the day. A range of special tea and coffee selection is available, established breakfast tea or coffee with toast bread with a selection of Jams, Honey and Marmalade are served at your table.  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 £49.00 - £69.00 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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