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The Caledonian Canal

The Caledonian Canal in the Great Glen between Fort William and Inverness including world famous Loch Ness. Thomas Telfords Caledonian Canal

The Caledonian Canal is a major feature and attraction in the landscape of the Fort William area and of course, the Great Glen. A natural geological fault line stretching from Fort William in the south west to Inverness in the north east, it was designed and constructed by Thomas Telford and opened to shipping in 1822. Today the Caledonian Canal is owned and operated by British Waterways.
 
At Fort William, the southern end of the Great Glen, the Caledonian Canal allows vessels to enter from Loch Linnhe and the Atlantic Ocean, and make passage through the Great Glen by canal lock systems and natural fresh water lochs, including Loch Ness, to Inverness and the North Sea.
 
 Between Corpach, Banavie, Gairlochy, Loch Lochy and Loch Oich, the canal provides an opportunity to explore its lock gates and banks. The Canal towpath also forms part of the Great Glen Way a walking or cycle route. Watching commercial shipping and pleasure craft navigate the lock gates at Corpach Basin, Neptune's Staircase at Banavie and Gairlochy near Spean Bridge makes for an interesting day out in Lochaber.

All along the Canal route you can enjoy wonderful views of Ben Nevis and the Grey Corries, spot birds and wildlife and generally enjoy the peaceful nature of the Canal Way. If you would like to stay in a place near the canal, but still only a short drive to Fort William, just try searching for "caledonian canal" to see listings show up here.

There is a cycle route along one of the Canal banks and the Great Glen Way takes walkers along the Canalside for the first section of the journey through the Great Glen.

One local holiday operator - Caledonian Discovery, operate the vessel "Fingal" which will take you on a week's cruise either up to Inverness, or  down to Fort William. They also provide walking, cycling and watersports along the way.

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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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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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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, subject to conditions. Visit our website for more details.
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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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