Shipwreck at Corpach by Fort William

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Fort William

Where is Fort William? Located in Lochaber in the West Highlands, the town is described as the Outdoor Capital of the UK and is a popular base for weekend breaks and holidays in the Highlands. From some of the most beautiful beaches in the world to iconic film locations, sweeping hills, castles, and distilleries, discover the wonder that is Lochaber.


Map of Fort William & Lochaber

Explore Fort William


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Travel to Fort William

Getting to Fort William


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.

Find out more about public transport for Fort William

Caledonian Sleeper

ScotRail are offering a 20% discount on off-peak tickets for Caledonian Sleeper customers.


Getting around Fort William


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. 

Discover walking in Fort William


A tip from your local expert

VisitScotland Information Centre

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The West Highland Museum has been open for over a century and with free admission it is a must see for anyone with an interest in history. It also has an acclaimed Jacobite collection, which will appeal to all Outlander fans!


Area Manager, Fort William

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