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Fort William
Fort William & Ben Nevis
The tallest mountain in the British Isles, standing at 1,345 metres tall.

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Fort William & Lochaber

You might wonder, where is Fort William? Located in Lochaber in the West Highlands, the town is often described as the Outdoor Capital of the UK and is a popular base for weekend breaks and holidays in the Highlands.

From sandy beaches and dramatic hills to iconic films locations, castles and distilleries, there are plenty of things to do in Fort William. Take your time and explore the natural wonders of Lochaber, breathe the fresh mountain air and marvel at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You could climb Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis, explore the wilds of Ardnamurchan and the West Highland Peninsulas, the cinematic landscapes of Glencoe or take a stroll by the sea along the Road to The Isles, with magnificent sunsets over the Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna, Skye and the wilderness of Knoydart.

So start planning your Fort William holiday now!

Fort William Travel Information

Getting here

Situated in Lochaber in the West Highlands, Fort William is well connected to the main cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh with regular transport links by train and bus. It is approximately a two to three hour drive from both cities, although it is closer to Glasgow on the west coast.

Getting Around

The centre of town is small and compact, so it's easy to get around on foot. There are also local buses and taxis to help you get around too. You can travel to the rest of Lochaber by car, by train, bus or ferries. Don't misss the famously scenic train ride along the West Highlands Line which runs between Fort William and Mallaig was voted as one of the Great Railway Journeys of the World (as featured in the Harry Potter movies).

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Get to know Fort William and Lochaber

You can find out more about where to visit in Fort William and Lochaber, how to get around and plan the perfect break on