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Highlights in Fort William
- Great Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis
- Waterfalls of Steall Falls
- Glenfinnan Monument
- West Highland Museum
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Vacation rentals in Fort William
How about a detached vacation rental just outside Fort William and a few metres from the beach? Untouched landscapes and the fresh mountain air promise pure relaxation. Or how about a mountain view apartment near the Nevis Range ski resort? Also a holiday apartment is equipped with all amenities.
Vacation in Fort William
Location and orientation
Fort William stands for the largest Scottish city in the Western Highlands. The municipality is located at the southern end of the Great Glen Valley and directly on the shore of the Loch Linnhe bay. The city owes its name to William III and the fortress of the same name. The nearest airports are in Inverness and Glasgow, respectively 90 and 120 km away. From here you can also take the bus and train to Fort William.
Did you recognize the Steall Falls in the film version of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" as part of the first task of the Trimagic Tournament?
Top 3 travel tips
Ben Nevis is with its 1.345 meters the highest mountain of Great Britain. It consists of about 400 million years old magma stone. To climb the top of the mountain, use the signposted routes "Pony Track" or "Mountain Track".2. Admire the waterfalls of Steall Falls
With the Steall Falls, about 10 kilometres southeast of Fort William in the region around Glen Nevis, the region has the second highest waterfall of the country. His drop height is a good 120 meters. You can reach this natural spectacle directly via the "Single Track Road" and the three-rope bridge.3. Get to know the history of the Jacobites
The Irish, Scottish and English followers of the exiled Stuart heirs were once called Jacobites. Several attempts to bring down the British government failed. The Jacobite uprising of 1745, to which the Glenfinnan Monument at Loch Shiel was dedicated, was symbolic of this. This group of people also gave their name to the steam-powered museum train "The Jacobite". Learn more about the Jacobites at the West Highland Museum.