Fort William is located at the head of Loch Linnhe. It is one of the largest towns in the Scottish Highlands. At the heart of Fort William is the High Street. This is where visitors will find numerous restaurants, pubs and shops to enjoy while in town. One of the most popular activities in Fort William is enjoying the views alongside the loch. The highest mountain in the immediate area, Ben Nevis, is also located in Fort William. Other popular activities include cross country and mountain biking. Skiing and snowboarding are also popular during the winter in Fort William as well.
Fort William is one of the largest towns in the Scottish Highlands and lies on the shores of Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil. The town attracts lots of visitors due to its proximity to both Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. It is also at one end of the long distance path the West Highland Way and marks the start of the more recent Great Glen Way.
Ben Nevis is Britain's highest mountain. Around 100,000 people a year climb to its summit, which stands 4409 feet above sea level, and Fort William is an ideal base to stay for anyone contemplating this. Each year in early September, the Ben Nevis Race attracts up to five hundred competitors attempting to beat the speed record for the almost ten mile race.
Glen Coe is a U-shaped glacial valley that lies to the south of Fort William. The spectacular scenery is well worth investigating and you don't need to be too energetic to experience this as the Glen has good access from the main road. It also features a number of hill walking routes as well as opportunities for climbing. Many people also visit Glen Coe to use the ski centre that can be found just outside its eastern boundary at Meall a'Bhuiridh.
If you get a sense of deja vu when you visit Fort William, that could be because it the town was used in the opening sequence of a recent Harry Potter movie. The town has also been used in many other movies, including Highlander and Braveheart.