Holidays in Fort William
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Holidays to Fort William
Known as the outdoor capital of the UK, Fort William is famous for its beautiful Highland scenery. Situated close to the largest mountain in the United Kingdom, the iconic Ben Nevis, Fort William offers opportunities for explorers throughout the year, whether you're looking for a summer walking holiday or a winter break on the ski slopes. Fort William is the capital of the Lochaber area, one of the major holiday resorts of the Highlands, and the perfect choice for a memorable holiday in Scotland.
Explore Fort William
On arrival there is a convenient footpath to the mountain peak close to the town, and the Nevis Range Ski Centre on Aonach Mor is considered to be one of the town's major attractions. A gondola takes visitors 2000 feet up the mountain to enjoy panoramic views and access to the nearby ski slopes. Attractions within the town itself include the West Highland Museum, which houses a large collection of Jacobite memorabilia, and the visitor centre at the Ben Nevis Distillery. This famous distillery tells the story of how the giant 'Hector MacDram' discovered the 'Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis'. Popular with whisky lovers and tourists, the distillery is a must see attraction on any visit to Fort William. The town centre also offers a fantastic range of great produce, including home-cooked food and locally-made whisky and ale. Fort William offers fresh fish and chips, haggis and traditional Scots dishes in its hearty range of pubs, while more elegant restaurants such as the prize winning Crannog Seafood Restaurant cater for the more discerning visitor. Anyone on a break to Fort William will enjoy the finer qualities of its malt whisky, after a long day exploring the wider countryside.
Fort William Surrounding Areas
As a Scottish holiday resort, Fort William truly is a fantastic location and is within driving distance of Inverness, Oban, Skye, Iona and Speyside. A visit to Inverness is highly recommended, with this beautiful city just over an hour and a half north. Also close by is the iconic Glencoe and the postcard beauty of Glenfinnan, which represents one of Scotland’s most attractive places to visit on holiday. The beautiful Highland countryside has some of Britain's most spectacular and romantic scenery. For the more adventurous, the best views can be enjoyed from Britain’s only alpine cable car at nearby Aonoch Mor, which rises to an incredible 2000 feet to the Snowgoose Restaurant. With its mountains, lochs and unspoilt landscapes, Fort William really does make a fantastic base for anyone wanting to explore the Scottish Highlands.
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With easy access to Scotland’s largest city of Glasgow by road and providing access to the Outer Hebrides, Fort William is an ideal location for outdoor lovers. Book with easyJet holidays today for flexible offers and deals at affordable prices, so you can save more for your holiday!