Marine Trips in Fort WilliamAerial view of Fort william from Ben Nevis
Fort William and the surrounding Lochaber area is the gateway to the real highlands of Scotland, served by an overnight sleeper service to London. The town itself is dominated by Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland which is a worthwhile expedition to climb on good paths. The town also marks the South-western entrance to the Caledonian canal that leads through Loch Ness to Inverness. There are many sporting estates around the area with fabulous hill-walking and other outdoor pursuits, the steam-train Jacobite 'Harry Potter' railway to Mallaig and the North end of the West Highland Way.
On the North side of the town, in a suburb called Corpach, you find the engineering marvel of Neptunes staircase - the series of canal lochs that lead from Loch Eil up to the Caledonian Canal. Here pleasure boats can be hired for canal cruising up the stunning scenery of the Great Glen to Inverness. Crannog Cruises also services the sea-loch marine trips around Loch Linnhe, that leads South-West past Lismore island to Mull, Oban and the Atlantic
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