Bonnie Scotland – Fort William

With a population of just under 10,000, Fort William is the second largest town in the Highlands after Inverness.  A major tourist centre and known as the “Outdoor
capital of the UK” Fort William is a haven for hill walkers and climbers. The town itself lies at the southern end of the Great Glen on the shores of Loch Linnie and Loch Eil and is close to Ben Nevis which is the highest mountain in the British Isles.  One of my biggest regrets was that we could only allocate two days of our Scottish holiday to this charming town and its simply breathtaking surrounding scenery.  Squeezed into our itinerary was Arsaig, Mallaig (the road to the Isles), Glencoe, Glenfinnan (the Northern end of Loch Shiel), Inverlochy and, not to forget, a trip up Ben Nevis; the comfort of the Gondola was too good to miss!  If you ever consider a visit to Fort  William, which I highly recommend, ensure you give yourself ample time: I would have preferred to have
taken it all in over at least five days.

View of Loch Linnhe from Inchree

View of Loch Linnhe from Inchree

Inverlochy Castle 1

BThistleView towards Loch LochyA long walk to get the Panoramic views form Aonach MorView of Fort WilliamCommando MonumentView towards Fort WilliamFort William 2The Gondola ride up to Aonach Mor part of the Nevis rangeView towards Loch LochyA cloudy view of Fort William from Aonach MorAonach Mor, Nevis RangeFort William 3

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