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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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