Discover Fort William
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.
Things to do in Fort William
Glenfinnan Monument & Viaduct
The Glenfinnan viaduct is the premier feature of the "Harry Potter Hogwarts Express" steam train to Mallaig
Glenfinnan Station Museum
The Museum is small but explains the amazing story of how the McAlpine company broke a cartel by bidding for a line that was considered impossible
Old Inverlochy Castle
Old Inverlochy Castle is a ruin but was one of the most important castles in Scottish history and has been the backdrop for two major Scottish battles.
Neptune's Staircase is a staircase lock comprising eight locks on the Caledonian Canal and is the longest staircase lock in Britain