Fort William Self Catering Cottage

Plenty to see & do...

Fort William is located in the "Outdoor Capital of the UK", however there is plenty to do for both the outdoor enthusiast and the less energetic!

  • Road to the Isles. The journey from Fort William to Mallaig is judged to be one of the most scenic and spectacular in Scotland. It passes through Glenfinnan, the site of the Jacobite uprising of 1745 and then onto Morar with its beautiful silver sand beaches, before finally arriving in the fishing village of Mallaig where you can take the ferry to Skye. (distance 45 miles)
  • Glencoe. Site of the famous massacre of the MacDonalds. The National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre has a wealth of information on the geology and history of the glen. (distance 14 miles)
  • Ben Nevis. Britains highest mountain at 4,406ft attracts outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities. If your're fit you can join the many hundreds that walk up the path in the summer months. (distance 3 miles)
  • Islands of The Inner Hebrides. Mull via the Corran and Lochaline ferries is a wonderful day excursion, with Duart Castle, the colourful Tobermory (Balamory) and the early Christian island of Iona. Other islands such as Skye, Rhum, Eigg, Muck, Canna and Lismore are equally accessible and have their own unique charm.
  • Loch Ness. The southern end of Loch Ness at Fort Augustus has the canal locks, also boat trips onto the loch for a spot of Nessie hunting. (distance 32 miles)
  • Oban and North Argyll. When travelling to Oban from Fort William you will witness some stunning views especially if you take the single track road to Port Appin and view Castle Stalker - as used by Monty Python.
  • Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Visit this remote region of the West Highlands to experience the rugged splendour of the lochs and mountains. The lighthouse at the end of the road is the most westerly point of Britain. (distance to lighthouse 50 miles)
  • Steam Train. From June to September you can travel back in time to the age of steam and experience one of the great railway journeys in the world (a scheduled service also operates throughout the year). The steam train has been used in numerous films the latest being the Harry Potter adventures.
  • Spey Valley. On the road to Aviemore/Pitlochry you will travel through the "monarch of the Glen" film location. The castle on the far side of Loch Laggab and the town of Newtonmore are familiar sites to those who watched the series.
  • Distilleries. No trip to the Highlands is complete without sampling the "water of life". Visit Fort William's Ben Nevis Distillery and enjoy the Dew of Ben Nevis and its visitor centre. Other distilleries you may come across are:- Oban, Tobermory, Dalwhinnie and Talisker.
  • Castles. Eilean Donan Castle (as seen in James Bond film "The World is Not Enough") is on the road to Skye, Castle Stalker on the road to Oban, Urquhart Castle on the road to Inverness, Castle Toiram on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.
  • Boat Trips and Gondola Rides. You can cruise Loch Linnhe to view Ben Nevis and spot seals on the rocky outcrops by taking MV Souters Lass from the pier in Fort William. The gondola at Nevis Range - situated 6 miles north of Fort William - takes you to 2,500 ft in 12 minutes and gives spectacular views from its cafe/restaurant.
We have stayed at many properties over the years but Hollybank has the best views and perfect location.
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