Fort William and Lochaber

Accommodation - Outdoor Activities - Sightseeing

Corpach and Ben Nevis
Photo of Corpach & Ben Nevis © 2008 The Internet Guide to Scotland

On Scotland's west coast, Fort William is ideal for exploring Ben Nevis, the West Highland Way and Glencoe.
It is also the start of the famous scenic journey along The Road to the Isles leading to Mallaig and Skye where you can follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

TRANSPORT

By road Fort William is:
105 miles north of Glasgow
145 miles from Edinburgh
45 miles south-east of Mallaig
50 miles north of Oban
65 miles south-west of Inverness
Note: It takes about 3 hours to drive from Edinburgh.

By coach:
Daily coaches operate to Fort William from Inverness and Oban, with connections from Glasgow and Edinburgh and other places in between. See the Citylink bus timetables online. The bus station in Fort William is next to the railway station (by Morrisons supermarket). A free shuttle bus service operates 10am - 5pm Monday-Saturday from the railway station to the other end of town.
If you want a day trip from Inverness via Loch Ness, you can get the regular Citylink bus service there and back in a day.
Stagecoach Buses operate buses in the Fort William area.
Shiel Buses operate many of the local services between Mallaig and Fort William. Tel: 01967 431 272.

By train:
Fort William is on the Glasgow to Mallaig line (known as the West Highland Line). The journey between Fort William and Mallaig is said to be the most scenic train ride in the country.
A daily service is operated by Scotrail - click for timetables and online booking.

Steam train
In additional to the regular train service, the Jacobite steam train operates during the summer months. The morning service (departs Fort William 10.15am) runs Monday to Friday from 12 May to 24 October 2014, plus Saturdays and Sundays from 21 June to 21 September. The afternoon service (departs Fort William 2.30pm) runs Monday to Friday from 2 June to 29 August 2014. This is operated by a private company (not Scotrail). Advance booking is highly recommended. Book online or phone 0845 128 4681.
You can also visit the Glenfinnan Station Museum where you can spend the night and/or dine in some of the old railway cars.
Caledonian sleeper trains operate direct from London to Fort William.

Jacobite steam train
Jacobite steam train crossing Glenfinnan viaduct
© 2008 The Internet Guide to Scotland

Taxi Tours / Guided Trips

  • Jamie's Taxi Service can offer private tours to suit your interests. 6 seater Peugeot 807. Roofbox and cycle rack available. Airport transfers can be arranged. Contact Jamie Blackburn. Tel: 01397 701778.
  • Based in Fort William, Peter MacGillivray of Scottish Highland Tours offers private tours which can include Inverness, Oban, Skye, Ardnamurchan, Mull, Iona, etc. All tours are chauffeur-driven in an executive saloon car or people carrier. Collection from airport, ferry, coach or rail terminals can be arranged. Tel: 01397 704901.
  • Nairn McArthur of Secret Safaris offers full day or half day guided tours to the hidden heart of the Highlands of Scotland. Fully insured top-of-the-range vehicles such as Land Rover, People Carrier, Prestige Saloon. West Highland Way transport, executive taxi service and airport transfers available. Tel: 01855 821 369 / 0772 050 9382.
  • Highland Journeys (based near Inverness) has a luxury 6-seater vehicle to take small groups on personally guided tours. Telephone 07778 499 307. A day trip from Inverness can explore Glen Nevis, Fort William and Loch Ness. Longer tailor made tours also available.
  • Celia Ffitch-Stewart is a fully insured driver-guide with Mercedes limousine for your tailor-made guided tour. She offers half day, full day or extended tours. Airport collection (Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Inverness). Services can include itinerary planning and accommodation reservations. Meet your clan chief, trace your roots, stay in a castle, tour the distilleries. Member of HOSTGA (Highlands of Scotland Tour Guide Association). Based in Fortrose, near Inverness.

Coach Tours:

  • In association with Shiel Buses, the ferry company Caledonian MacBrayne offers a day trip from Fort William to Armadale on the Isle of Skye. This includes entrance to the Clan Donald Skye museum, gardens and castle ruins. This operates on Mondays - Fridays from 4 April until 17 October 2014. Visit the CalMac ferry web site for details.
  • You can get combined bus/ferry tickets from Fort William to Mallaig and then cruise to the Small Isles for a day trip during the summer months. View the CalMac cruise brochure for details.

Car Hire:

  • EasyDrive in Fort William has a wide range of hire cars, vans and people carriers. Free delivery to the rail/bus station or your accommodation within a 5 mile radius of Fort William. Local company with personal service. Tel: 01397 701616.
  • Practical Car & Van Rental at Slipway Autos in Corpach, just outside Fort William. Tel: 01397 772404. Part of a UK national car hire company.
  • Fort William Car Hire and Rental is based in Camaghael, just outside Fort William. Tel: 01397 701515 / 07733149345.
  • KMF Mechanical Services is a garage which offers car rental. Situated on the Caol Industrial Estate just off the main Fort William to Mallaig road (200 metres from Banavie railway station). Tel: 01397 704624.

Self Drive Tours:
Scotland Made Easy can plan a customised itinerary for a self-drive tour to suit your interests, budget and time available. They will book you into recommended accommodation where you are assured of quality, comfort and hospitality - usually in 4 or 5 star B&Bs in Scottish homes. Optional 'specials' include a night in a castle, church, lighthouse, country mansion, etc.
Whether you have already decided which places you want to visit or if you haven't a clue where to start, Scotland Made Easy will advise and take care of all the planning for you.

Cycling / Bike Hire:

  • Nevis Cycles - 4 Lochy Crescent, Inverlochy, Fort William. Tel: 01397 705555. Full range of hire bikes to suit all needs. They also have a new bike hire shop situated 500 metres from the Nevis Range Gondola and Witch's Trails car park.
  • Alpine Bikes - 117 High Street, Fort William. Tel: 01397 704008. Touring and off-road bikes.
  • CranKitupGear is a small family business in Glencoe village. Cycle hire, maps, repairs, spares, etc. Tel: 0774 686 0023 / 01855 811694.

Outdoor Activities

The West Highland Way is probably Scotland's most famous long-distance hiking trail stretching some 96 miles from just north of Glasgow to Fort William.

The Great Glen Way is a newer, interesting long-distance trail between Fort William and Inverness (approx. 70 miles) following the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. The canal towpaths are ideal for walking and cycling.

The Great Glen Canoe Trail opened in 2012.
List of canoe outfitters for equipment hire.

Neptune's staircase on the Caledonian Canal
Neptune's staircase at Banavie on the Caledonian Canal
© 2010 The Internet Guide to Scotland

For outdoor enthusiasts in the area, visit the WalkHighlands page about Fort William walks and Glencoe walks.

The East Highland Way is a proposed long distance walking route between Fort William and Aviemore (76 miles). Web site features route maps and photos.

Ride Fort William is a web site full of info about cycling and mountain biking in Lochaber.

  • Active Highs is an outdoor activity and adventure sports company based in the Great Glen near Fort William, with a great range of activities including white water rafting, canoeing, canyoning & gorge walking, scenic river rafting trips, climbing, abseiling and mountain biking. Multi activity packages available. Fully trained staff. Tel: 01809 501459. They can can cater for individuals, families, stag parties, hen parties and corporate events.
  • Lochaber Water Sports at North Ballachulish has yachts, small dinghies, canoes, rowing boats, and a RIB. Tel: 01855 811931.
  • North-West Frontiers organises hiking trips in the Highlands of Scotland (small groups, experienced and qualified leaders, choice of accommodation) including the Great Glen Way and West Highland Way.
  • Paddle Lochaber - specialist Sea Kayak guiding and coaching provider based in the village of Ballachulish, just south of Fort William. A range of options to suit all abilities. Equipment provided. Contact Mark McKerral. Tel: 07841353460.
  • Raceway Karting Centre has an outdoor track suitable for adults and children. Open daily during the summer (reduced hours in winter). Tel: 01397 701333. Located 3 miles outside Fort William on the Blar Mhor Industrial Estate.
  • Rockhopper Sea Kayaking offers trips and instruction around the Fort William and Lochaber area. Sea kayaking is available for half-day, full day and multi-day trips with fully qualified guides and instructors.
  • Tarmachan Mountaineering is a professional mountain skills and guided hillwalking company based in Fort William. Gary Hodgson offers mountain guiding, winter skills courses and navigation courses.
  • trailab offers packages for mountain bike holidays around Fort William, Nevis Range, and across the Scottish Highlands. Accommodation included.
  • Alan Kimber of West Coast Mountain Guides is a professional mountain guide based in Fort William offering instruction and holidays.

For more info on outdoor activities in Lochaber and Fort William, visit Outdoor Capital of the UK web site

There are various boat operators on the Caledonian Canal between Fort William and Inverness.
The Lord of the Glens is a small cruise ship (54 guests) offering 4 star luxury.
Caledonian Discovery Ltd offer cruising holidays with activities on the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness onboard a large comfortable barge.
West Highland Sailing (based at Laggan Locks) have a wide range of yachts and luxury motor cruisers for hire.
European Waterways Ltd which offers holidays on the Scottish Highlander - a fully-crewed luxury hotel barge.
For additional boat/sailing trips - click here

Local Events for 2014:

The Skipinnish Ceilidh House is a traditional music venue in the town centre (Middle Street) with regular special concerts. From late June until September they offer a Ceilidh Show each evening. Tel: 07827 561620.

Every Tuesday and Thursday evening from June to the end of August the local High School Pipe Band plays in High Street at 7.30pm.

Sightseeing

FORT WILLIAM
The town is can be very busy in the summer. Fort William has always been popular with tourists and since the filming nearby of the movies Rob Roy, Braveheart and Harry Potter even more people are flocking to the area.
There are banks, newsagents, electrical shops, supermarkets, etc.

Ossian's Hotel on the High Street has a 'Scottish Show' during the summer - daily from 8-10pm with traditional music and dance (accordion, fiddle, bagpipes). Tel: 01397 700857.

You'll see lots of walkers with backpacks and boots. There are some good shops if you need any kind of outdoor equipment and there are lots of places to buy those postcards and souvenirs.

Opposite the train/bus station there's a Morrisons supermarket for all your food requirements. In the main street, between the church and the crazy golf course, there's a little area of green where you can sit down to eat your sandwiches and watch everyone go past. Further down the main street, the West Highland Museum is located in Cameron Square. Open Monday - Saturday all year. Tel: 01397 702169.

The Lochaber Leisure Centre on Belford Road (tel: 01397 704 359) has a swimming pool with water slide, squash courts, fitness suite, sauna, solarium and climbing wall.
The Nevis Centre (turn left at the roundabout beside Morrisons supermarket) has a nursery, cafe, superbowl, snooker/pool area for teenagers, and sports hall. Tel: 01397 700 707.
Fort William Golf Course is outside of town at Torlundy (tel. 01397 704464). 18 holes.

The Granite House (tel: 01397 70 60 95) at 74 High Street offers Internet access, music, jewellery, clothes, gifts.

From the town pier (near Crannog Restaurant which is highly recommended for seafood) you can take a boat trip from March to October (tel: 01397 700714). Trips last 90 minutes and take you along Loch Linnhe to see the seals and fish farm.

Also from the pier you can take the passenger ferry over Loch Linnhe to Camusnagaul (Bay of the Strangers) in just 10 minutes. Several sailings a day, not Sundays. Bicycles can be taken onboard. Operated by the Highland Council. Timetables and fares.

Sea Xplorer operates 1 hour seal trips by RIB from Fort William. Also 1 hour and 2 hour wildlife boat trips from Ballachulish (at the Isles of Glencoe Hotel marina). Tel: 01855 821 593.

The Lime Tree Art Gallery features changing exhibitions of paintings by local landscape artist David Wilson, plus limited edition prints, greetings cards and stained glass art. It is open all year every day 10am to 10pm. Admission is free. The exhibition complex features one main gallery and 4 smaller rooms. The Lime Tree is also a hotel offering accommodation and has a multi-award winning restaurant.
It is easy to find on Achintore Road (at the west end of the High Street, 10 minutes' walk from the bus and train stations). Tel: 01397 701806.

Look out for Roamer's Ramblings - Monzie Square - Fort William - for an 'end to end' walking tour of the town in 2 hours. Ask at the tourist office for times.

The Oban Times has a free tourist map of Fort William which you can download online (PDF).

For a list of shops & restaurants in the main shopping streets of Fort William, visit www.high.st

About 5 miles outside Fort William near Torlundy, the Lochaber Rural Complex features a variety of attractions including the Rocks and Heather Tearoom, the Lochaber Farm Shop and a visitor centre called An Clachan which includes a crofting exhibition and a photographic exhibition (the Jim Leslie camera collection), plus for children there's a pets corner with hens, ducks, pony and goat. The centre is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm. Contact Lochaber Rural Education Trust - tel 01397 708642.

BEN NEVIS DISTILLERY
Established in 1825. Located just outside Fort William. Guided tours, video presentation, gift shop and snack bar. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm all year round. Also Saturdays 10am - 4pm from Easter to September, and Sundays 12pm - 4pm in July and August. Click here for the distillery web site. Large groups should book in advance. Telephone: 01397 700 200.

Ben Nevis
Photo copyright Lochan Cottage Guest House

BEN NEVIS (overlooking Fort William)
At 4406 feet or 1344 metres, this is the highest mountain in Britain. Now owned by the John Muir Trust. You can find lots of info about its history, geology, climbing routes, maps etc. on summitpost.org

'Nevis' comes from the Gaelic word for heaven or clouds, so Ben Nevis could be taken to mean 'mountain with its head in the clouds' or 'cloudy mountain'. The top is covered in snow for most of the winter and spring. The summit is shrouded by clouds for about 300 days a year.

There is a reasonably simple way to walk to the top on a well-established path, but remember that it will probably be quite cold once you reach the summit. Make sure you have some warm clothes and extra food with you. Read the safety information before you set off and tell someone where you are going - just in case. Ask at the Tourist Office for information about the weather and conditions of the paths. The annual race up the mountain takes place in early September when mad people run up and down in less than an hour and a half. It could take you the best part of a day to walk up there and back safely. Typical times for walkers on the 5-mile track are 5 to 7 hours. It starts at the Visitor Centre by Achintee House.

NEVIS RANGE
The Nevis Range - 7 miles north of Fort William - is home to a gondola system which takes visitors 2150 feet up the slopes of Aonach Mor in 15 minutes covering a distance of 1.4 miles. Here there's a sports shop, slide show and restaurant. Summer visitors can learn to ski on the dry ski slope. On a clear day you can see the Isle of Skye and the Isle of Rum.

Two reasonably easy walks start at the top gondola station. One walk is to Sgurr Finnisg-aig (approximately 20 minutes each way) which will give you views of the Great Glen and the hills of Knoydart. The other walk is to Meall Beag (approx. 30 minutes each way) which gives views over Loch Linnhe. Other routes are possible on the Nevis Range, but are really for experienced hill walkers or mountaineers only.

At the base of the mountain (where you get on the gondola) there's a cafe and toilets. From here you can hire a mountain bike and explore some of the 25 miles of forestry track.

Full details of all this, including prices, events, etc. on www.nevisrange.co.uk

CALEDONIAN CANAL AND NEPTUNE'S STAIRCASE
The canal links Fort William to Inverness 60 miles to the north. A series of 8 locks raise boats 20 metres over a distance of 500 metres.

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CORPACH (just north of Fort William)
Meeting point of Loch Eil and Loch Linnhe, and also where the Caledonian Canal meets the sea. Look out for the loch keepers cottages on the canal. Treasures of the Earth visitor centre - a huge collection of minerals, gemstones, fossils, crystals, etc with gift shop. Well worth a visit. Open daily from 9.30am to 7pm during the summer season, then 10am to 5pm during the winter. Telephone 01397 77 22 83.

SPEAN BRIDGE (11 miles north of Fort William)
A busy little village due to its location on the main roads to Perth and Inverness. Train station. 9 hole golf course. The Old Station Restaurant offers good food and accommodation (tel: 01397 712535).
The Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop is open with a cafe, whisky shop and weaving demonstration area.
Two miles from the village is the Commando Memorial dedicated to the men who trained in this area during World War 2. Many war movies were made in the surrounding area. For lots of local info and photos, visit the Spean Bridge Home Page courtesy of the Corriechoille Lodge Guesthouse & Cabins.

Photo of the Commando Memorial (pictured left)
copyright Joanne Mackenzie-Winters August 1999.

Situated at Spean Bridge, Spean Lodge offers 4 Star Gold B&B accommodation in 3 ensuite bedrooms, as well as 4 star self catering for 4 people. Tel: 01397 712004.

ACHNACARRY (13 miles north of Fort William)
The Clan Cameron Museum in the castle grounds at Achnacarry has exhibits on the clan and regimental history, plus Bonnie Prince Charlie and Commando artefacts. Open daily 1.30pm - 5pm from Easter to mid-October (11am - 5pm in July & August). Admission £3 for adults. Children under 14, free. Senior citizens, £1.50. Tel: 01397 712 480.

THE PARALLEL ROADS (18 miles north-east of Fort William)
Continue on the A86 a few miles along from Spean Bridge (heading east) and take a left turning at Roy Bridge onto an unclassified road into Glen Roy. After about 5 miles on this twisting road you will reach a car park and information board from where you will have a great view of the valley and spectacular parallel lines along the hillsides. In fact these aren't real roads. They were created as the ice melted at the end of the last Ice Age over 10,000 years ago. This geological phenomenon is unique in Britain and is apparently well worth the detour. Visit the Scottish Natural Heritage web site and Lochaber Geopark Association for more about this geology.

INVERGARRY (north-east of Fort William on the way to Fort Augustus)
The Glengarry Heritage Centre in the new village hall tells the story of the people who lived in the glen, and the landowners such as the MacDonells of Glengarry (open 11am - 3pm, Tuesday - Friday, Easter to October, tel: 01809 501424).
The Invergarry Hotel on the main road has a bar with good food.
In the grounds of Glengarry Castle Hotel are the ruins of Invergarry Castle clan seat of the MacDonells.

Glenfinnan monument
Glenfinnan © 2010 The Internet Guide to Scotland

GLENFINNAN
(19 miles west of Fort William)

Located at the head of Loch Shiel, the Glenfinnan monument is visible from the railway line when you come over the viaduct. Topped by a kilted Highlander and built in 1815, it marks the spot where Bonnie Prince Charlie unfurled his Jacobite standard on 19th August 1745 at the start of his campaign to regain the throne for the House of Stuart. There is a Visitor Centre owned by the National Trust of Scotland with gift shop, exhibition and snack bar open April - October (tel: 01397 722250).

There is a railway museum here at the picturesque train station which also offers accommodation in an old sleeping car (tel: 01397 722295). Separately at the station, the dining car provides food and drinks (tel: 01397 722300).
In the summer months you can see the Jacobite steam train crossing the Glenfinnan viaduct (made famous thanks to the Harry Potter movies).
The Glenfinnan Highland Games are held in mid-August. Tel: 01397 722234.

Take a cruise on Loch Shiel onboard the M.V. Sileas departing from Glenfinnan or Acharacle from April to October. Special events include evening cruises and ceilidh cruises. Follow the signs from the road to the Glenfinnan House Hotel. To check sailing times, phone 01687 470322. Visit the Loch Shiel Cruises web site for further info.

More info about Glenfinnan on the Road to the Isles Online Tour

Glenfinnan monument
Glenfinnan monument © 2010 The Internet Guide to Scotland

ARDNAMURCHAN
If you are travelling along the Road to the Isles to Glenfinnan and towards Mallaig then why not make the detour into Ardnamurchan, a ruggedly beautiful area which is the most westerly place on the mainland? The local tourist association information is given at ardnamurchan.com. The lighthouse and visitor centre are open at Ardnamurchan Point.

CASTLE TIORAM
The current owner is intent on saving this ancestral home of the Macdonalds of Clanranald in Loch Moidart from further decay. For latest news, click here.

South of Fort William

BALLACHULISH (about 15 minutes drive from Fort William)
The village is surrounded by magnificent scenery. The Ballachulish Visitor Centre explains the history of the old slate quarry which you can now visit on a 500 metre safe path. The centre is open daily (except Christmas Day) and includes a coffee shop, gift shop, Internet access, fishing tackle, etc. Tel: 01855 811 866

Across the bridge, you can visit the local confectionery factory which has a visitor centre where you can sample 24 flavours of the Scottish delicacy called tablet, plus items such as Great Glen Chocolate Truffles and Coconut Ice. Open daily all year round (except Sundays in the winter). Tel: 01855 821277. Nearby is The Scottish Speciality Food Shop which has the largest range of Scottish foods in the world.

The Scottish Segway Centre is part of Glencoe Activities at the Club House of the Dragon's Tooth Golf Course (adjacent to Ballachulish Hotel). Tel: 01855 413200.

Just before you reach Ballachulish went travelling south from Fort William, you will pass the Corran ferry which takes passengers and vehicles to Ardgour and is a useful short cut to getting into Morvern and Ardnamurchan. The ferry runs frequently throughout the day across the Corran Narrows. Tel: 01855 841 243.
At the other side you reach The Inn at Ardgour which has a good restaurant and bar, plus 12 rooms for B&B.

GLENCOE
Here you will find some of Scotland's best mountain scenery. Whatever the weather and time of year, it always appears spectacular. Glencoe is sometimes known as the Glen of Weeping or the Valley of the Shadow of Death.

Glencoe is an excellent place for rock climbing and hill walking during the summer. Why not follow the trails to the Lost Valley and the Devil's Staircase? Make sure you are well-equipped for being in the mountains and know where you are going. The Glencoe Mountain Resort (tel: 01855 851 226) is located 12 miles south of Glencoe Village. In summer the centre offers mountain biking (Downhill and XC), archery, orienteering, hill-walking, climbing, chairlift rides, photography, trail building, guided walks and home cooked food in the log cabin cafe. In winter skiing, snowboarding, sledging and avalanche rescue training are available. 19 runs across 7 lifts catering for skiers and boarders of all levels, including the longest and steepest runs in Scotland.

The Discover Glencoe web site is a complete online guide to the area, with details on accommodation, where to eat and shop, as well as outdoor activities, events, maps, history, special offers, local blogs, etc.
The site also includes info on local walks and a useful section on Gaelic place names.
The Glencoe and Loch Leven Marketing Association publishes a guidebook of the area which you can purchase online via their web site.

The WalkHighlands web site has lots of info on Glencoe walks
Visit GlencoeScotland.com for information about the area provided by The Clachaig Inn.

Glencoe
Photo Copyright © 1994 Corel,
The Internet Guide to Scotland and its licensors.
All rights reserved. Not to be downloaded or reproduced.

The Visitor Centre run by the National Trust for Scotland includes a gift shop and video explaining the historical background to the infamous massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells and British Army on 13th February 1692.
For opening times of the centre, see the NTS web site. Telephone 01855 811307 or 01855 811729.

In Glencoe village itself, a small group of people gather each year to commemorate the anniversary near the monument to MacIain of Glencoe.
The Glencoe & North Lorn Folk Museum is situated in two 18th century thatched croft houses in the main street (next to the village shop and post office). Open Easter - October from 10.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday (tel: 01855 811664). Admission charge for adults.

Crafts & Things, just a few hundred yards outside the village, sells Scottish woollens, local crafts, and unusual gifts. Coffee shop also on the premises. Open daily. Tel: 01855 811325.

The Lochleven Seafood Cafe and Shop at Onich is a great place to buy some fresh fish and shellfish. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Open daily April - September (check winter opening hours). Tel: 01855 821048.

RANNOCH MOOR
I drove through here once on a coach. It was as though we had entered the set of a science fiction film: a vast plateau strewn with rocks and boulders. Pools of water were dotted on either side of the road, some containing tiny islands bearing clumps of windswept trees and each worthy of preservation on a postcard. Weird, wild and unearthly, it seemed the sort of place where you could easily disappear and never be found. Overlooking the glacial moonscape were the Grampian mountains, dark and sinister, occasionally glistening as the evening sunlight caught the wet rock. Most wonderful and definitely well worth a trip!
Visit rannoch.net for more info.

KINLOCHLEVEN
This is a popular place for walkers on the West Highland Way. Located at the end of beautiful Loch Leven. There are various eating places and accommodation options. The village is home to the Atlas Brewery, and a Visitor Centre for the history of the aluminium smelter which was established here in 1904. There are many walks in the area, including a walk signposted from the village to Grey Mare's waterfall (one of the highest in Britain).
Visit the Kinlochleven Community Trust web site for more local info.
Ice Factor - a huge indoor climbing centre - includes the biggest indoor ice climbing facility in the world, plus rock climbing wall, Children's Activity Zone, sauna, steam room, plunge pool and hot tub, shop, cafe, etc.

The Tailrace Inn at Riverside Road, Kinlochleven offers food all day long and also B&B accommodation. Bus to/from Glencoe. Live entertainment in the bar on Friday nights during the summer season.

APPIN
Famous for the murder dramatised by Robert Louis Stevenson in his novel "Kidnapped". The incident occurred in 1752 when Colin Campbell of Glenure ("The Red Fox") was shot and fatally wounded. His assailant escaped and an innocent man was tried, then hung some months later. If you want to see where James Stewart was hanged, then look for the white stone on a rock plinth just above the road at the Ballachulish Bridge.

It is said that the name of the true murderer, possibly the convicted man's son, has been passed down through the centuries by word of mouth and Campbell's ghost is reported to have been seen on more than one occasion.

Gardens and Nursery
Near the Appin Police Station you can visit Kinlochlaich House which has the largest Nursery Garden Centre in Scotland. It is open every day (except Sundays from mid-October to March). Also see the Glorious Gardens of Argyll web site.

ferry at Port Appin

PORT APPIN
Situated about 20 miles north of Oban and 27 miles south of Fort William. Follow the signposts from the main A828 road to the village and you will get a good view of Castle Stalker. There's a craft shop (closed in winter) and a general store. The 4 star Airds Hotel offers excellent accommodation and food by the Scottish National Hotel Chef of The Year 2007. Near there you will see an old lighthouse lantern which now contains a display about the area.
At the village pier, a small passenger ferry operates to the beautiful island of Lismore (which can also be reached by a car ferry from Oban).
The Pierhouse Hotel & Seafood Restaurant was awarded AA Seafish Pub of the Year for Scotland 2007.
Visit the Duror & Kentallen community web site.

Places further south are described on my Oban Page

Fort William / Lochaber Accommodation

(Hotels, inns, B&Bs, guest houses, self catering cottages)

Hotels in and around Fort William

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David Wilson & Charlotte Wright
The Old Manse
Achintore Road
Fort William PH33 6RQ
Tel: +44(0)1397 701806
Email: info@limetreefortwilliam.co.uk
The Lime Tree An Ealdhain

Multi-award winning restaurant, hotel and art gallery
offering unique accommodation in a 19th century former church manse
overlooking Loch Linnhe.
Only a 3 minute walk from the centre of Fort William.
Recommended by The Lonely Planet Guide & Scotland the Best.
Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Hotel. AA 3 Star Hotel.
Walkers and cyclists welcome.

Michelin listed restaurant with AA 2 red rosettes
and Silver Eat Scotland Award for Food Excellence.
Listed in the Good Food Guide and
the 2013 Relish Guide 'Top 15 Scottish Restaurants'.
Lochside garden sun deck.

Unique art gallery showing local artists and national collections.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Arts Venue.

Choice of 10 ensuite double/twin/family bedrooms
(many with views of the sea and the hill beyond).
Each room is individually styled and furnished.
Free broadband Wi-Fi.
Guest lounges with open fires, drying room, map room, bike storage.

B&B prices from £35 per person
Single occupancy supplement.
Dinner, B&B rates available.
Instant online booking. Credit cards accepted.
Gaelic spoken. No smoking.
Click here to visit web site

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The Moorings Hotel
Banavie
Fort William PH33 7LY
Tel: +44 (0)1397 772 797
Email: reservations@moorings-fortwilliam.co.uk

Moorings Hotel

Set alongside the Caledonian Canal at the famous Neptune’s Staircase.
Splendid panoramic views of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor.
3 miles from Fort William town centre.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
Golfers, walkers, cyclists, anglers welcome
Free access to fitness gym
Free round of golf at Fort William Golf Course.

27 individually decorated bedrooms all with ensuite bathroom,
telephone, satellite TV, hospitality tray, free wi-fi, radio, hairdryer.
Executive rooms also include bathrobes, slippers, iron/board, DVD player.

Restaurant with AA Rosette.
Bar meals are served in the lounge bar with
wood panelling & stained glass overlooking the Canal & Ben Nevis.

B&B prices from £35 per person
with discounts for stays over 3 nights.
Single occupancy supplement.
Special offers on Dinner, B&B.
Child rates. Online booking.
Dogs welcome by prior arrangement (extra charge).
Facilities for weddings and meetings.

Click here to visit web site

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Clan MacDuff Hotel
Achintore Road
Fort William PH33 6RW
Tel: +44 (0)1397 702341
Fax: +44 (0)1397 706174
Email: enquiries@clanmacduff.co.uk

Clan MacDuff Hotel

Family-run, 3 star hotel overlooking Loch Linnhe.
Friendly, welcoming atmosphere and helpful staff.
2 miles south of Fort William town centre.
Specialises in catering for couples, families & small private groups
No coach parties.

Dining room with large picture windows
and views of the loch and hills.
Evening meals with Scottish produce. Vegetarian options available.
Special diets catered for with advance notice.
Lounge bar with good selection of fine Malt Whiskies.
Conservatory and sitting rooms where tea, coffee
with home-made scones or shortbread are served throughout the day.
Small shop with toiletries, Scottish gifts and souvenirs.

Choice of ensuite bedrooms
(single, twin, double, triple, 4-bed family rooms).
All with TV, hairdryer, radio alarm, tea/coffee. WiFi.
Larger rooms include table, seating area, shower over bath.
Rooms with balcony available for a small supplement.
Some ground floor rooms available with walk-in shower.
Assisted wheelchair access.

B&B prices from £33 per person.
Dinner, B&B prices from £55 per person.
Discounts for stays of 2 or more nights.
Reductions for children 13 and under.
Special Offers often available
Instant online booking.
Click here to visit web site

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Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club
North Road
Fort William PH33 6TG

Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club

Scottish Tourist Board 2 Stars.
Situated only a mile outside of Fort William

Guests have free access to the leisure facilities:
50 foot swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room and spa.

Choice of 119 bedrooms.
All with private bathroom, TV, radio, telephone, tea/coffee
Executive rooms include 6-foot king size bed and great views

B&B prices from £38.50 per person.
Click here for online booking

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Best Western Imperial Hotel
Fraser Square
Fort William PH33 6DW

Imperial Hotel

Town centre hotel with views over Loch Linnhe.
Award-winning seafood restaurant, and 2 bars.
Scottish Tourist Board 3 stars.
Free car parking.

Choice of 33 bedrooms
all ensuite with TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee, etc.
Executive rooms also available.

B&B prices £34.50 per night per person.
Click here for online booking

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Alexandra Hotel
The Parade
Fort William PH33 6AZ

Alexandra Hotel

Scottish Tourist Board 2 Star Hotel
Located in the centre of Fort William

Newly refurbished lounge & reception
Traditionally styled restaurant.
Free car parking.
Guests have free access to the Leisure Club
at the sister Ben Nevis Hotel (1 mile away).

Choice of 97 bedrooms
All with en-suite facilities, TV, telephone, radio, tea/coffee.
Superior rooms available.
24 hour room service.

B&B prices from £34.50 per person.
Click here for online booking

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Onich Hotel
Onich
Near Fort William PH33 6RY

Onich Hotel

Situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe
with attractive gardens extending to the water's edge.
Stunning panoramic views across the loch to the mountains
of Glencoe, Morvern and Mull.
Located on the A82 midway between Glencoe and Ben Nevis.
9 miles south of Fort William.
AA 3 Stars. Scottish Tourist Board 3 Stars.

Award-winning restaurant perfect for candlelit dinners. AA Red Rosette.
Bar meals also available. Cocktail bar, sun lounge and
'Deerstalker Bar' with wide range of whiskies, ales and spirits.
Licenced to hold civil wedding ceremonies (catering for up to 50).

25 individually decorated bedrooms all with own bathroom,
telephone, satellite TV, hospitality tray, radio and hairdryer.
Superior bedrooms with a balcony also available.
Wine, champagne, chocolates, flowers and fruit
can be ordered for your arrival

B&B prices from £37.50 per person.
Room only rates also available.
Child rates. No smoking.
Dogs welcome in some rooms.
Open for Christmas and New Year.
Instant online booking.
Click here for online booking

Hotels in the Fort William area
(Glencoe, Ballachulish, etc.)

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Hilary Wilson
Loch Leven Hotel
Old Ferry Road
North Ballachulish PH33 6SA
Tel: +44 (0)1855 821236
Fax: +44 (0)1855 821550

Fully licenced to hold civil marriage ceremonies.
Spectacular setting for photos.
Catering for up to 100 for wedding receptions.

Loch Leven Hotel

17th century coaching inn on the shores of Loch Leven.
Next to the Ballachulish Bridge. 12 miles south of Fort William.
Privately owned, family-run hotel with cosy, informal atmosphere.
The hotel was used by the BBC as a filming location for Rockface.
Featured on TV on Britain's Best Breaks.
Pick-up service for walkers on the West Highland Way.

12 ensuite spacious bedrooms all individually decorated.
Choice of double, twin, single and family rooms.
All with mountain views, TV, telephone, hairdryer, tea/coffee.
Many with stunning loch views.
A deluxe room has stunning views, a king-size bed
& luxury bathroom with a teardrop-shaped bath.

Home-cooked meals in the Loch View Restaurant.
Traditional public bar with log fire
and lounge bar/bistro with bar menu and 75 malts.
Children welcome in the family room & games room with pool table.

B&B prices from £31 per person.
Instant online booking.
Off season Bargain breaks.
Child discounts. Pets welcome.
Open for Hogmanay.
Click here to visit web site

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Guy and Edward Daynes
The Clachaig Inn
Clachaig
Glencoe
Argyll PH49 4HX
Tel: +44 (0)1855 811252
Clachaig Inn

Traditional, comfortable and inexpensive accommodation.
Situated in the heart of Glencoe, surrounded by mountains on all sides.
Renowned for its warm hospitality, excellent food
and extensive range of high quality cask ales.
Excellent base for outdoor activities such as hillwalking,
climbing, sailing, skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking.

Restaurant, 3 bars and a beer garden.
Food served throughout the day.
Packed lunches available.
Live music every Saturday night.
National Winner of 'Les Routiers' Real Ale Pub of The Year 2004.
Also featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide
and Trail Magazine's 'Best Outdoor Pub in the UK'.
Green Tourism Business Silver Award.

23 ensuite bedrooms (single, double, twin, family)
all with TV and tea/coffee.
Traditional hearty Scottish breakfasts.
Wi-Fi broadband access.

B&B prices from £44 per person.
Discounts for 3 or more nights.
Child rates available.
Dogs permitted in some bedrooms.
Special offers sometimes available.
Beer festivals in February and October.
Credit cards accepted. Online booking.
Open all year except Christmas.
Self catering also available.
Click here to visit web site

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Tailrace Inn
Riverside Road
Kinlochleven PA40 4QH
Tel: +44 (0)1855 831 777
Fax: +44 (0)1855 831 291
Email: tailrace@btconnect.com
The Tailrace Inn
Situated in the scenic village of Kinlochleven
30 minutes drive from Fort William.
Ideal stopover for hikers on the West Highland Way.
Hill walking, fishing, canoeing nearby.

Lounge bar with good food and traditional live entertainment.
Pool table & big screen TV with Sky Sports.
WiFi Internet access available in the bar and bedrooms.
6 ensuite rooms all with TV, DVD, hairdryer, midge screens on windows:
3 rooms with 1 double and 1 single bed,
2 double rooms,
1 family room with 2 single beds and a set of bunks.

B&B prices £40 per person (2 sharing).
Single occupancy £60.
Dogs welcome (extra charge).
Instant online booking.
No charge for children under 5 years old
sharing a room with their parents.
Click here to visit web site

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Donald MacCallum
Glengarry Castle Hotel
Invergarry PH35 4HW
Tel: +44(0)1809 501254
Fax: +44(0)1809 501207
Email: castle@glengarry.net
Glengarry Castle Hotel

Victorian country house hotel.
Personally run by the McCallum family for 50 years.
Great comfort in a friendly & relaxing atmosphere.
Oil paintings, log fires, pine panelling.
Afternoon tea served 2pm - 5pm.

Set in 60 acres of grounds on the shores of Loch Oich.
7 miles south of Loch Ness & Fort Augustus.
Between Fort William (25 miles) & Inverness (40 miles).

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Stars.
AA 3 Stars & 1 Rosette.
Highly recommended cuisine.
HotelReviewScotland Readers' Award 2008.
Country House Hotel of the Year 2010,
Hotel of Relaxation 2011,
Winner of Hospitality Gold Medals in 2010 and 2013,
Country House Hotel of the Year in the Highlands 2013,
Hotel Of Charm Class Winner 2014
in The Scottish Hotel Awards.

26 bedrooms: 14 double, 8 twin, 2 single, 2 family.
All with ensuite bath/shower room, digital TV,
telephone, radio, hairdryer, tea/coffee, etc.
Deluxe bedrooms available with four poster & loch views.
All rooms are individually furnished.
Free WiFi access. Internet computer also available (small charge).

B&B from £55 per person
Dinner, B&B from £84 per person.
Discounts on D,B&B stays over 2 nights.
Single supplement. Child rates.
Reduced rates off season.
Open 21 March - 2 November 2014.

Click here to visit web site

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Inverlochy Castle Hotel
Torlundy
Fort William PH33 6SN
Inverlochy Castle Hotel

Luxury 5 star country house hotel close to Ben Nevis.
Just 4 miles north of Fort William.
Luxury Hotel of the Year 2011 in the Scottish Hotel Awards.
Highlands Regional Winner of Restaurant of the Year 2014.
Recommended by Condé Nast Johansens.

17 rooms & suites with views of the grounds and mountains.
Room facilities include telephone, TV, CD player, radio, Wi-Fi, etc.
Restaurant with AA 3 red Rosettes and 1 Michelin Star.
24 hour room service.
Walled garden, snooker, tennis, loch fishing, clay pigeon shooting, falconry.

Click here for online booking

B&B and Guest House Accommodation

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Mieke & Bert Bindels
Lochan Cottage Guest House
Lochyside
Fort William PH33 7NX
Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1397 702 695
Email: Lochanco@btopenworld.com
Lochan Cottage Guest House

Only 2 miles from Fort William town centre
Views of Ben Nevis. One acre of gardens with much wildlife.
Very friendly home with relaxed atmosphere. Dutch spoken.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
Welcome Host award.

5 comfortable double rooms with king size bed & 1 twin room.
All ensuite with colour TV, hairdryer, clock/radio,
hospitality tray, cotton balls, tissues, central heating.
Most have views of the garden or mountains.
Recently refurbished to a high and modern standard.
No children. No smoking.
Cosy residents' lounge. Free WiFi access.

Choice of breakfast menus from traditional cooked breakfast
with local Scottish specialities to vegetarian options
and lighter Continental-style choices.

B&B prices from £29 per person.
Instant online booking
Frequent special offers.
Credit cards accepted.
Closed November - February inclusive.
Click here to visit web site

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Ian and Val MacDonald
Quaich Cottage
Upper Banavie
Fort William PH33 7PB
Tel: 01397 772799
Email: macdonaldquaichcottage@hotmail.com
Quaich Cottage B&B

Great views over the Caledonian Canal and Great Glen
to Ben Nevis and Nevis Range Ski centre.
4 miles outside Fort William.
Just a short walk to the Caledonian Canal.
Friendly hosts will advise on places to visit.
Renowned for a warm welcome.
Many guests return year after year.
Recommended by Guide du Routard.

3 ensuite bedrooms with breathtaking views:
1 twin bedroom (2 single beds)
1 double bedroom (kingsize double bed)
1 bedroom sleeping three (1 double bed & 1 single bed)
All with TV, radio, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities.
4 star quality.
Central heating. No smoking throughout.
Log fire in the lounge in the winter.
Wide range of breakfast selections including venison sausages.
Vegetarian options.

B&B prices from £30 per person.
Single occupancy supplement.
Click here to visit web site

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Jim & Susan Smith
Lawriestone Guest House
Achintore Road
Fort William PH33 6RQ
Tel/Fax: 01397 700777
Email: susan@lawriestone.co.uk

Also available:
self catering holiday cottage
with 2 bedrooms in Fort William.

Lawriestone Guest House

Fine Victorian town house with many original features.
5 minutes walk from the town centre.
Garden overlooking Loch Linnhe and hills.
High quality furnishing and fittings.

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
Recommended by the 'Which? Good B&B Guide'

4 ensuite bedrooms (1 twin and 3 double)
with TV, hairdryer, etc. No smoking.
Vegetarians and vegans welcome.
B&B prices: £35 - £45 per person
Click here to visit web site

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Toby & Bev Richardson
Mansefield House
Corpach
Fort William PH33 7LT
Tel: +44 (0)1397 77 22 62
Email: mansefield@btinternet.com
Mansefield Guest House
Historic house set in mature gardens with mountain & loch views.
In Corpach, just 4 miles (7 minutes drive) from Fort William.
Specialises in comfort, relaxation and good food.

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
AA 4 Stars. Welcome Host award.
6 ensuite bedrooms (1 single, 2 double,
3 super king / twin rooms).
All have TV, complimentary toiletries, tea/coffee, etc.
1 double room is on the ground floor.
Victorian style guest lounge with log fire.

No Smoking. No children under 12.
Free WiFi access. Packed lunches.
Optional evening meals:
2 or 3 courses for £15 - £18 per person.

B&B prices from £28 per person.
Special off-season breaks: 3 nights B&B from £80
or 2 nights dinner, B&B from £50 per person.
Discount for stays of 7 or more nights.
Credit cards accepted.
Click here to visit web site

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Elizabeth Ferguson
Forest View
24 Wades Road
Kinlochleven PH50 4QX
Tel: 01855 831302
Mobile: 07970897036
Email: forestviewbnb@btconnect.com
Forest View B&B

Friendly B&B in the village of Kinlochleven
right on the path of the West Highland Way
at the head of Loch Leven near scenic Glen Coe.
Ideal for walking, cycling, watersports, etc.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
Ballachulish 8 miles. Fort William 22 miles. Oban 41 miles.

4 individually designed bedrooms (twin, double, family)
all with TV/DVD with Freesat channels, hardryer,
hospitality tray, central heating, tourist information.
Free Wi-Fi access.

Secure cycle store. Drying room.
Patio area. Midge eater.
Vegetarians welcome and special diets catered for
(advance notification requested).

B&B prices from £30 per person (2 sharing).
Family room from £80 per night.
Single from £45.
Child rates for 5 - 12 year olds.
Instant online booking.
Click here to visit web site

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Miss. J. C. MacPhee
Tangusdale
Corpach
Fort William PH33 7LT
Tel: +44 (0)1397 77 25 91
Email: tangusdale@gmail.com

Tangusdale B&B

Located in Corpach, 4 miles outside Fort William
on the Road to the Isles.
Spectacular views of Ben Nevis & Great Glen mountains.
Warm welcome. Gaelic spoken.
Recommended in the Cadogan 'Scotland' guide book.
Ideal location for touring

1 double room (ensuite)
1 twin/triple (standard)
1 single (standard)

B&B prices £25 - £30 per person.
Open all year.
Click here to visit web site

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Patrick & Val Ungless
Lann Dearg Studios
Dalcataig
Invermoriston
Inverness IV63 7YG
Tel: +44 (0)1320 351353
Email: stay@lanndearg.co.uk

Lann Dearg Studios

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
Completed in 2004, purpose built guest accommodation in self contained detached annexe.
Adjacent to the Great Glen Way and Cycle Route.
Close to Invermoriston village (hotel bar, shop, bus route).
Quiet location with views over Glenmoriston.
Perfect base for walkers, cyclists and tourists.
Fort Augustus 6 miles. Drumnadrochit 13 miles. Inverness 25 miles.
Nevis Range 30 miles. Fort William 40 miles. Skye 55 miles.

Choice of double or twin bedroom studios.
Each with private entrance and kitchen,
walk-in showers, satellite TV, DVD player, hairdryer.
Disabled access ramps to entrances of ground floor studios.
Wi-Fi access.
Have a 'Breakfast Basket' delivered to your studio
or enjoy breakfast in the Dining Room.

B&B available April to October:
from £36 per person (2 sharing) per night.
Credit cards accepted.
No pets. No smoking. No children.
Instant online booking.
Web site includes webcam view.

The studios are also available on a self catering basis
from March to November
from £51 - £75 per night per studio (max 2 persons).

Click here to visit web site

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Willie & Rosalyn MacDonald
'Tigh na Drochaid'
Nevis Bridge
Glen Nevis
Fort William PH33 6PF
Tel: +44(0)1397 704177
Mobile: 07788 585 850
Email: glennevisbb@onetel.com

Self catering apartment also available
sleeping 2 - 4 people.

Tigh na Drochaid

Brand new architect-designed house in Glen Nevis.
Only 10 minutes walk from Fort William town centre.
Just 100 metres from the end of The West Highland Way.
Less than a mile from Ben Nevis.
Ideal for touring or outdoor activities.

Family home offering superb Scottish hospitality.
2 ensuite bedrooms: 1 double & 1 twin.
Both with Sky TV, DVD and CD player,
hairdryer, clock radio alarm and tea/coffee.
Wi-Fi access available.

Families with children are welcome.
Ramp for disabled access to the house.
Off road parking available.

B&B prices from £25 per person per night.

Click here to visit web site

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Michael & Maxean Dunham
Torlundy House
Happy Valley
Torlundy
Fort William PH33 6SN
Tel: +44(0)1397 703320
Email: torlundyhouse@torlundy.co.uk
Torlundy House

Newly refurbished 4 star guest house.
Situated in the quiet rural village of Torlundy.
Only half a mile from the start of one of the main routes up Ben Nevis.
3 miles from the centre of Fort William.
Limited bus service to/from Fort William (guests without a car
may need to use taxis or walk).

Choice of 5 ensuite bedrooms all with
TV, hairdryer, radio alarm clock, tea/coffee.
2 double rooms, 1 twin room, 1 single room,
1 family room (sleeps 3 or 4 people)
Some rooms overlook the front garden with mountain views,
others overlook the back garden.

Dining room with mountain views including Ben Nevis.
Extensive breakfast menu. Special diets by arrangements.
Residents' lounge. Free Wi-Fi Internet access.
Use of maps, walking and touring guides.
Off road car parking with hard stands for motorcycles.
Secure bicycle storage.
Laundry and drying facilities.

B&B prices from £30 per person (2 sharing)
and from £38 for a single room.
Multi-night stay discounts available – check web site.
Secure online booking available.
Credit/debit cards accepted.
No smoking. No children under 12. No pets.
Open all year except for Christmas and New Year.

Click here to visit web site

Bealach Guest House
Jimmy and Hilary McFadyen
Bealach Country House
Salachan Glen
Duror of Appin
Argyll PA38 4BW
Telephone: +44 (0)1631 740 298
Email: info@bealach-house.co.uk

Bealach Country House

Winner of Scottish Guesthouse of the Year 2009
in the Good Hotel Guide.
Luxury accommodation and excellent food.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Gold Stars. AA 5 Stars.
Member of Scotland's Best B&Bs.
Your hosts enjoy offering a friendly 'houseparty' style of guest house.
Extensive grounds. Panoramic views of Salachan Glen and Loch Linnhe.

Ideal for a 'get away from it all' break or as a touring base.
Oban 27 miles. Fort William 25 miles. Glencoe 8 miles.

Relax in the conservatory or lounge by the wood burning stove.
Homemade cakes and biscuits are served with tea on arrival.
Homemade food including breads, preserves, chutneys and even ice cream.
Vegetarians welcome.
Holder of Taste Our Best award.

3 ensuite bedrooms all individually designed:
2 kingsize double & 1 twin.
Each room has hairdryer, radio, tea/coffee (chilled fresh milk provided)
and wonderful views of the surrounding area.
Guest lounge with satellite TV. WiFi access.

B&B prices from £45 - £55 per person per night.
3-course dinner: £30.
2-course dinner: £25.
Credit cards accepted. Instant online booking.
No children under 14 years.
No pets. No smoking.
Closed November – February.

Click here to visit web site

Self Catering Accommodation

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Glencoe Independent Hostel
Glencoe
Near Ballachulish
Argyll PH49 4HX
Tel: 01855 811906
Email: info@glencoehostel.co.uk

Glencoe Independent Hostel

Choice of self catering accommodation.
Located midway between Glencoe Village and the Clachaig Inn.
Approximately 15 miles south of Fort William.
The site includes a small shop, laundry (service wash),
Internet terminals and free WiFi in the reception porch.
Ample car parking.
Pickups from the village by prior arrangement.

Hostel (sleeps up to 26)
4 heated bedrooms plus showers and WCs.
Private and family rooms available.
Fully equipped kitchen, dining room, lounge with open log fire.
Prices from £13 - £16.50 per person per night.
Exclusive use from £285 - £365 per night.

Alpine Bunkhouse (sleeps up to 16)
3 heated bedrooms plus showers and WCs.
Communal area for dining, relaxing and cooking.
Available for groups.
Private and family rooms also available.
Prices from £12.50 - £14.50 per person per night.
Exclusive use from £165 - £185 per night.
Bed linen included.

4 static caravans (sleeping 4 - 6)
New in 2012.
Available from mid March to the end of October.
Each caravan has 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom
and a double bed in the lounge. TV and DVD player.
Heated lounge, kitchen and toilet/shower room.
Double glazing, plinth heaters in the bedrooms.
Prices from £16.50 per person per night or £270 per week.
Discounts for couples and/or 2 week stays.
Bed linen, towels, electricity & gas all included.

Log cabin (sleeps 2 - 3)
Self-contained unit with
triple bunk bed (single top & double below),
kitchenette, shower, TV, WC and wash hand basin.
Prices from £19 per person per night
or from £210 per week per cabin.
Bed linen included.

Dogs are welcome in the cabin & caravans with prior arrangement.
All guests can take advantage of the top quality
drying room, fully heated with a commercial dehumidifier.
Online booking.

Click here to visit web site

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Mrs Annette Carabine
Tomacharrich Schoolhouse
Torlundy
Fort William PH33 6SP
Tel: +44 (0) 1397 704552
Email: jannycottage@aol.com
Janny's Cottage

Traditionally built cottage tastefully restored
and designed to a very high standard.
Secluded countryside setting.
Outstanding views of Ben Nevis and mountains.
10 minutes drive from Fort William centre
and the Nevis Range Ski Centre.
Ideal touring base.

Accommodation for 4 people:
1 double room & 1 twin room. 2 bathrooms.
Kitchen with microwave, cooker, washer/dryer, fridge, etc.
Lounge with log fire, pine rafters, oak floor, veranda.
Patio and garden.
Prices from £315 - £595 per week.
Off-season short breaks from £75 per night.
No smoking. No pets.
Click here to visit web site

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Willie & Rosalyn MacDonald
'Tigh na Drochaid'
Nevis Bridge
Glen Nevis
Fort William PH33 6PF
Tel: +44(0)1397 704177
Mobile: 07788 585 850
Email: glennevisbb@onetel.com

Tigh na Drochaid Apartment

Self catering apartment sleeping 2-4 people,
adjacent to B&B in Glen Nevis.
Only 10 minutes walk from Fort William town centre.
Just 100 metres from the end of The West Highland Way.
Less than a mile from Ben Nevis.
Ideal for touring or outdoor activities.

Garage conversion apartment with:
lounge/kitchen/diner on ground floor.
1 double bedroom with shower room on the first floor.
Facilities include
a double sofa bed in the lounge,
satellite TV, DVD player and CD player.
Washing machine, oven and microwave.
Outdoor furniture, central heating, off road parking.
Wi-Fi access available.

Rental from £220 - £550 per week.
Short breaks also available.

Click here to visit web site

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Contact: Linnhe Lochside Holidays
Corpach
Fort William PH33 7NL
Tel: 01397 772 376
Fax: 01397 772 007
Email: relax@linnhe-lochside-holidays.co.uk
Linnhe Lochside Holidays

Scottish Tourist Board 4 star holiday park. AA 5 Stars.
Best Scottish site in the AA Campsites of the Year 2011 awards.
Situated 5 miles from Fort William
in a beautifully landscaped lochside park.
Shop, launderette, adventure playgrounds,
pet exercise areas, drying room for sports equipment,
toddlers' play room, baby bath, motorhome service point,
dish washing room, tourist info,, WiFi hotspot.
Heated amenities with private cubicles and baths.
Free fishing & boat launching available from the park's private beach.
Credit cards accepted.

Choice of alpine-style pine chalets
with 2 or 3 bedrooms (sleeping 4 - 5 - 6).
Scottish Tourist Board 3 and 4 Stars.
Each chalet has a fully equipped kitchen,
lounge with TV/DVD. patio doors, balcony & picnic table.
Central heating. Double glazing.
Some of the chalets are pet friendly.
Chalet rental prices from £400 per week.
All bed linen and towels provided.
Use of all on-site amenities.
Short breaks (minimum 3 nights) & special offers available.

Choice of 3-star Lochside Lodges
with 3 bedrooms (sleeping 5 or 6).
Lodge rental prices from £325 per week.

Selection of holiday caravans
with variety of facilities and 2 or 3 bedrooms.
Fully equipped with heating, kitchen,
lounge, kitchen, toilet and shower.
Some caravans are wheelchair friendly, and some can accept pets.

Pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes
and tents also available - click for details.

Click here to visit web site

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Chris Carver
Great Glen Holidays
Torlundy Farm
Torlundy
by Fort William PH33 6SW
Tel: +44(0)1397 703015
Fax: +44 (0)1397 703304
Email: chris.carver@btconnect.com

Also available:
Great Glen Yurts - eco yurt camp in a
woodland setting by a river
at the foot of Nevis Range.

Great Glen Holidays

Choice of accommodation on 500-acre organic farm
with Cheviot sheep and Highland cattle.
Abundant wildlife, farm walks.
Horses and ponies which you can ride around the farm
Set in a quiet rural location with views of Ben Nevis.
Trout fishery on farm. Rods for hire. Basic instruction available.
Laundrette on site. Good pub half a mile walk.
Nearest accommodation to the Nevis Range (mountain bike trails and skiing).
Located 3 miles north of Fort William.
Instant online booking.

Great Glen Chalets
8 Scandinavian spacious timber-lined chalets set amongst woodland
with superb views of Ben Nevis.
2 bedrooms (1 twin, 1 double). Folding bed available for 5th person.
1 bathroom with bath and shower.
Lounge with TV and balcony. Fully equipped kitchen.
Each chalet has barbeque area and deckchairs.
Parking space for 2 cars next to each chalet.
Prices from £320 per week.
10% discount for 2-person occupancy of a chalet.
1 pet welcome per chalet (£15 supplement).
3 star quality.

Lone Pine Lodge (sleeps 6 - 7)
Secluded elevated position. 20 yards from trout loch.
Superb views of Ben Nevis and down Loch Linnhe.
Timber house sleeping 7 in 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Open plan living room with cathedral ceiling and balcony.
TV and telephone. Central heating throughout.
Modern kitchen includes washing machine and dishwasher.
Prices from £750 per week
1 pet welcome (£15 supplement).
4 star quality.

Nevis Lodge (sleeps 8 - 10)
New ecolodge set in woodland with views of Ben Nevis.
4 bedrooms (3 double & 1 twin) and 1 sleeping loft.
2 bathrooms with shower/bath
Large living area, full length windows and oak flooring.
Kitchen with dishwasher, cooker, freezer and fridge.
Flat screen TV and wireless connection.
Underfloor heating and wood burning stove.
Parking outside and a paved area for barbeques.
Prices from £850 per week.
5 star quality.

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Stephen MacPhee
Whinburn
Lundavra Road
Fort William PH33 6RF
Tel: 01397 701104
Fax: 01397 706327
Email: whinburn@aol.com

Whinburn

2 minutes walk from Fort William town centre.
19th century Victorian villa with sea and mountain views.
Tastefully renovated to offer a high standard of accommodation.
Sleeps up to 5.

2 large en-suite bedrooms each with 1 double & 1 single bed.
Lounge with Sky TV and DVD player. Free WiFi.
Fully equipped kitchen with cooker, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer.
Oil central heating throughout.
No smoking. No pets.

Rental prices: £280 - £500 per week.
Bedding/towels, heating and electricity are included at no extra cost.

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Birchbrae Lodges
Onich
Fort William PH33 6SE
Tel: +44 (0)1855 821261
Mobile: 07920 186507
Email: enquiries@birchbrae.com

Birchbrae Lodges

7 luxury, Scandinavian style lodges set in a secluded woodland.
500 metres from the shores of Loch Linnhe
8 miles south of Fort William. 7 miles from Glencoe village.
Near the Corran ferry to Ardnamurchan.
Guests have free access to the swimming pool, sauna and spa
at the Ben Nevis Leisure Club.
Free golf at Dragonstooth Golf Course in Ballachulish.

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
Each lodge has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
kitchen, dining area, large lounge,
surround sound home cinema TV system,
wireless Broadband Internet access,
DVD player, CD player, radio, electric cooker,
microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.
Electric heating and double glazing.
Verandah with Midgeater machine, chairs and table
One lodge is disabled friendly with ramp access & walk in shower.
Web site includes virtual tours.

Prices from £445 per week
include electricity, heating, bedlinen, towels.
Reductions available for 2-week bookings
and for 2 persons only (on weekly bookings).
Short breaks (minimum 3 nights) from £100 per night.
No smoking. Pets welcome (extra charge).
Online booking and availability calendar.

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Contact: Morag MacIntyre or Iain Kennedy
3a Garvan
By Fort William PH33 7AW
Tel: 01397 722 202
Email: garvancroft@aol.com

Croft House - 3 Garvan

3-bedroom cottage on the south shore of Loch Eil
with views of the surrounding mountains.
At the base of the Ardnamurchan & Morvern peninsulas.
Fort William 15 miles. Glenfinnan 8 miles.
Ideal for outdoor activities, touring or just relaxing.

Accommodation for up to 6 people:
3 bedrooms (1 double & 2 twin).
2 bathrooms (1 with shower, 1 with bath).
Comfortable lounge with TV
Large kitchen with microwave, cooker, fridge freezer,
washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.

Prices from £580 - £780 per week
includes electricity, oil fired central heating, linen, towels.
Short breaks available (minimum 3 nights).
No smoking. No pets.

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Mrs Helen Fraser
Tangusdale Cottage
Mandally
Invergarry PH35 4HP
Tel: +44 (0)1809 501 281
Email: fraser@ardfriseal.freeserve.co.uk

Tangusdale Cottage

Secluded position on a working croft. Scenic views of the surrounding hills.
1 mile from Invergarry village overlooking the River Garry.
Local walks and fishing nearby. Ideal for touring.
Fort William and Ben Nevis 24 miles. Isle of Skye 48 miles.
Inverness 42 miles. Loch Ness 8 miles.

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
Built in 2001. Fitted carpets throughout. Cot available.
Bedrooms: 2 double and 1 twin.
1 bathroom with bath and 1 shower room.
Lounge with satellite TV & DVD. Dining room.
Fully equipped kitchen with washing machine,
dish washer, tumble drier, fridge freezer, microwave.

Prices from £330 - £530 per week
includes bedding, towels, electricity and and oil heating costs.
No pets.

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Clachaig Holidays
Clachaig
Glencoe
Argyll PH49 4HX
Tel: +44 (0)1855 811252

Clachaig Holidays

Choice of self catering properties in and around Glencoe.
Convenient for local shops, hotels and amenities.
All graded at least Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
Check web site for special offers
Short breaks (3 or 4 nights).
Availability calendars & online booking.

Clachaig Lodges & Chalets (sleeping 4 - 5)
Set in the grounds of the award-winning Clachaig Inn
with magnificent mountain views in all directions.
Choice of 4 properties with 2 or 3 bedrooms.
Each property also has lounge, central heating,
kitchen with cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, etc.
Rental prices from £345 per week.

Quarry Cottages (sleeping 4)
Purpose built cottages in Ballachulish village.
2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over the bath.
Large open plan lounge/dining area with adjacent kitchen.
Facilities include electric cooker, fridge, microwave,
washing/drying machine.
Rental prices from £325 per week.

Riverbank Holiday Cottages (sleeping 4 - 6)
Quiet riverside location, spacious grounds alongside
the river with magnificent mountain views.
5 minutes walk from the centre of Glencoe Village.
Choice of properties with 2 or 3 bedrooms all ensuite.
Each property has lounge, central heating, kitchen with
cooker, microwave, dish washer, washing machine, fridge freezer, etc.
Rental prices from £335 per week.

Hawthorn Cottage (sleeps 6)
Scottish Tourist Board 5 Stars.
3 ensuite bedrooms (1 double, 2 twin).
Large lounge with stone fireplace.
Dining area with mountain views.
Sun lounge and fully equipped kitchen.
Rental prices from £430 per week.

Arivonie (sleeps 6 adults)
Converted croft cottage now a modernised, detached family home.
Just outside Glencoe Village on the shores of Loch Leven.
3 bedrooms with mountain views. Free WiFi.
Lounge/dining room with real fire. Private garden.
Kitchen with electric oven, microwave, washing machine/dryer.
Rental prices from £370 per week.

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Contact: Flora and Alec Macdonald
Bunroy Park
Roy Bridge PH31 4AG
Tel: 01397 712 332
Fax: 01397 712 045
Email: info@bunroy.co.uk

Bunroy Park

Set in mature woodland and parkland bordered by the River Spean,
Bunroy Holiday Lodges are set against the majestic backdrop of
Glen Spean and the mountain scenery of Aonach Mor.
Secluded 9-acre site.
12 miles north of Fort William. 3 miles from Spean Bridge.
300 yards from inns, shop & train station in Roy Bridge village.
Woodland walks, local golf courses, fishing, etc.
Ski slopes 20 minutes away.

8 self catering timber lodges (Scottish Tourist Board 3 Stars).
1 bedroom and 2 bedroom lodges are available
with a combination of double and twin rooms,
fully fitted shower rooms or bathrooms.
All have comfortable sitting/dining rooms, well equipped kitchenettes
and a heated outdoor storage shed. TV, DVD, VCR.

Fully insulated and double glazed.
Electric heating (electricity by meter reading).
Bed linen and duvets supplied.
Laundry facilities available on site.
Tourist information room with payphone, books & games to borrow.
Pets welcome in some lodges. All lodges are non smoking.
Credit cards accepted.
Prices from £195 - £470 per week

Camping pods:
Each sleeps up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.
Equipped with chairbeds, hammocks, table, chairs,
kettle, microwave, electric heater.
Double glazed door and window.
Fridge & freezer for campers' use on site.
Price from £25 per night for 2 people.
Pitches for tents, caravans & motorhomes also available.

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Ria & Philip Dart
Burnbank Lodges
Spean Bridge PH34 4EU
Tel: 01397 712520
Fax: 01397 712520
Email: info@burnbanklodges.co.uk

Burnbank Lodges

Choice of 12 well appointed timber lodges at Spean Bridge.
Set in 5 acres of natural woodland on the banks of the River Spean.
Peaceful, secluded setting - the perfect hideaway for couples.
9 miles north of Fort William. 5 miles from the Nevis Range.

Walkers, cyclists, anglers and skiers welcome.
Storage for bikes & outdoor equipment.
Free fishing. Fly fishing tackle for hire.
Drying room for outdoor gear.
On site payphone and laundry facilities.

All lodges are comfortably furnished & well equipped.
Scottish Tourist Board 3 Stars.
Each lodge sleeps 2 with:
1 bedroom (double or twin), bathroom,
lounge/dining room with TV & DVD, free WiFi,
fully equipped kitchen with fridge, cooker, microwave, etc.
Double glazing. Fully controllable heating.
All lodges have either a veranda or private patio
overlooking the river or woodland.

Prices: £215 - £425 per week.
No smoking. Open all year.
Short breaks available from October to March.
Frequent special offers - see web site for details.
Credit & debit cards accepted. Instant online booking.
Dogs welcome by prior arrangement (extra charge).

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Patrick & Val Ungless
Lann Dearg Studios
Dalcataig
Invermoriston
Inverness IV63 7YG
Tel: +44 (0)1320 351353
Email: stay@lanndearg.co.uk

Lann Dearg Studios

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
Completed in 2004, purpose built accommodation
in self contained detached annexe.
Adjacent to the Great Glen Way and Cycle Route.
Close to Invermoriston village (hotel bar, shop, bus route).
Quiet location with views over Glenmoriston.
Perfect base for walkers, cyclists and tourists.
Fort Augustus 6 miles. Drumnadrochit 13 miles. Inverness 25 miles.
Nevis Range 30 miles. Fort William 40 miles. Skye 55 miles.

3 studios each with 1 ensuite double/twin room, private entrance,
kitchen, walk in shower, central heating,
Wi-Fi access, satellite TV, DVD player, hairdryer.
Use of washing machine and tumble drier on request.
2 studios on ground floor have access ramps.
Superior studio is situated on the first floor.

Available on a self catering basis
from £51 - £75 per night per studio (max 2 persons).
Credit cards accepted.
Breakfast (optional): £6 per person.
No pets. No smoking. No children.

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Anne and Alistair Smyth
24 Zetland Avenue
Fort William PH33 6LL
Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1397 702 532
Email: thelogs@scotland-info.co.uk
The Logs
Beautifully furnished spacious log house.
Quiet rural setting with panoramic views of Ben Nevis.
5 minutes from Fort William.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars
Country Holidays 4 Star quality

6 bedrooms sleeping 10 people in total.
Spacious lounge with gallery sitting room,
dining room and kitchen.
Facilities include dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier,
wood burning stove, TV, VCR, DVD, hairdryers,
water purification unit, central heating, mountain bikes.
Gazebo with patio heater, picnic tables and BBQ.

Web site includes 360 degree Virtual tour.
Prices from £620 per week
includes all fuel, gas and electricity.
Short breaks available November - January.
Credit cards accepted.
Online availability calendar.
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Booking Hotline: 0845 268 1383

Cottages in Lochaber

Wide selection of log cabins & cottages ranging from 1 to 6 bedrooms.
Locations including Fort William, Banavie,
Glen Nevis, Glencoe, Spean Bridge.

Web site with virtual tours and instant online booking.
Short breaks and late deals often available.
Click here to search and book online

Properties include Lapwing Rise
Spacious detached bungalow on a working croft
at Banavie, 4 miles from Fort William.
Stunning views of Ben Nevis.
Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms (1 double, 2 twin, 1 single).
Shower room with toilet. Bathroom with toilet.
Living room, dining room, kitchen, utility room.
Facilities include satellite TV, DVD, CD,
electric cooker, microwave, wshing machine,
tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer.
Enclosed lawned garden. Pets welcome. No smoking.
For more photos and online booking, click on Lapwing Rise

Miscellaneous accommodation listings:

Discover Glencoe has details on accommodation including special offers and late availability in Glencoe and surrounding areas.

Hotels / Inns:

  • The Holly Tree Hotel at Kentallen, near Glencoe, is a 3 star hotel with 20 lochview bedrooms. It features Creel's Fish Restaurant, a bar and bistro, plus a leisure centre with a swimming pool and sauna. Contact: The McFatridge Family. Tel: 01631 740292.
  • Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel on the banks of Loch Lochy is 7 miles north of Spean Bridge on the A82 road and 15 miles from Fort Augustus (Loch Ness). 17 miles from Fort William. Small hotel with 14 rooms. Open for lunch and dinner. Private jetty for boating visitors. Accommodation is also available in nearby Letterfinlay House (4 bedrooms). Tel: 01397 712 622.
  • Old Pines Hotel and Restaurant - 4 star establishment with ensuite bedrooms at Spean Bridge. Restaurant with AA red rosette. Open for dinners, lunches, teas and coffee. Disabled friendly. Facilities for weddings on the premises (up to 30 guests). Tel: 01397 712324.

Guest Houses / B&Bs:

  • Achintee Farm offers 3 star B&B accommodation (3 bedrooms) and a 3 star self catering cottage (sleeping 2). Situated in Glen Nevis, 1.5 miles outside Fort William.
  • Ard Daraich (once the holiday home of cook and gardener, Constance Spry) is now a B&B with shrub nursery and 8 acre hill garden. Set on the shores of Loch Linnhe at Ardgour near the Corran ferry. Contact Norrie & Anna Maclaren. Tel: 01855 841 384.
  • Ben Nevis Guest House has 3 stars and 4 ensuite bedrooms (double/family). Situated in Glen Nevis, 300 metres from the end of the West Highland Way, 1 mile from the foot of Ben Nevis and only a 10 minute walk to Fort William town centre. Contact Janet & Graeme Robertson. Tel: 01397 708817.
  • Corriechoille Lodge Guesthouse offers 4 star B&B accommodation at Spean Bridge. Plus luxury self-catering accommodation in 2 new cabins - Corriechoille Cabins. Contact Justin & Lucy Swabey. Tel/Fax: 01397 712 002.
  • Craigard Guest House on the outskirts of Invergarry. Choice of ensuite or standard rooms. Evening meals by arrangement. Contact Andrew and Joy Middleton. Tel: 01809 501258.
  • Cuildorag House Vegetarian B&B is situated at Onich (near Ballachulish and Glencoe). This is an exclusively vegetarian B&B offering a full vegetarian breakfast. Organic products used whenever possible. Happy to cater for vegans. 3 course evening meals may be available if booked in advance. Discounts for members of Vegetarian Society, Vegan Society and Viva Members staying 2+ nights. Children under 2 free. Contact Lisa Glaze. Tel: 01855 821529.
  • Drynachan Bed and Breakfast overlooks Loch Oich at Invergarry. The earliest part of the cottage was constructed during the 17th century and is one of the oldest inhabited dwellings in Lochaber. Open all year. 2 bedrooms (1 family, 1 twin). Evening meals available. Wood turning gallery and handmade cards. Contact: Sonia and Neville Robbins. Tel: 01809 501353.
  • Faegour House is a 4 star B&B just outside Spean Bridge. 2 ensuite double rooms. Member of Scotland's Best B&Bs. Contact Sadie Baldon. Tel: 01397 712903.
  • Fern Villa Guest House in Ballachulish has 5 ensuite bedrooms. 3 Stars. Contact: Catherine and David Susans. Tel: 01855 811393.
  • Glenaladale B&B is a 4 star B&B in Achintore Road, Fort William. Contact Cath Stewart. Tel: 01397 708609.
  • Glenalbyn Lodge is a spacious guest house just 5 minutes north of Invergarry. Selection of comfortable bedrooms with either en-suite / private / shared bathroom. Evening meals by arrangement. Contact Dennis and Helen. Tel: 01809 501 348.
  • GlencoeScotland.com provides details of accommodation available in Glencoe.
  • Glengyle House is a 4 star B&B situated at the entrance to Glen Nevis, 1 mile from Ben Nevis and 100 metres from the end of the West Highland Way. 3 ensuite bedrooms (double & twin). No children under 12. Self-contained self catering accommodation for 2-4 people also available. Contact Mildred Mitchell. Tel: 01397 708622.
  • Glen Loy Lodge Guest House has 8 ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor (single, double, twin, family). 7 miles from Fort William and 7 miles from Spean Bridge. Evening meals available April to October. Contact Jon & Angela Mercer. Tel: 01397 712 700. Wildlife holidays (4 or 7 days) are available between March and late October with guided walks around the area and accommodation/meals in the guest house.
  • Glentower Lower Observatory is a 4 star guest house only 5 minutes walk from Fort William High Street. Views across Loch Linnhe and the Ardgour Hills. Originally built as the Lower Observatory for the Superintendent of the Ben Nevis Observatory.
  • Highland View is a 4 star B&B with 3 ensuite bedrooms at North Ballachulish. Contact Karen & Colin Jennings. Tel: 01855 821 555.
  • Kildonan a 3 star B&B at Corpach, just 10 minutes drive from Fort William and 3 minute walks from the Caledonian Canal. Modern house with ensuite bedrooms. Contact Tom and Kathleen Sutherland - tel: 01397 772 872.
  • Leasona is a 3 star B&B with double and twin bedrooms. Situated in Torlundy, just outside Fort William.
  • Loch View House is a 3 Star B&B just 10 minutes walk from Fort William town centre. 6 ensuite bedrooms (single, twin, double). Self catering apartments also available.
  • Morvern Cottage offers bed and breakfast in Glencoe village. 2 ensuite bedrooms (double/twin/family). Tel: 01855 811 544.
  • Morvich Guest House in Fort William overlooking Loch Linnhe has 3 ensuite double/twin bedrooms. Scottish Tourist Board (VisitScotland) 4 Stars. Contact Heather and John Vernon. Tel: 01397 698184 / 07535 874724.
  • Rustic View set in extensive grounds at Lochyside, 2 miles from Fort William, is a 4 star B&B and member of Scotland's Best B&Bs. 3 ensuite double/twin bedrooms. Open March to October. Contact Jackie MacLeod. Tel: 01397 704709.
  • Signal Rock Cottage offers high quality B&B with 2 ensuite twin/double bedrooms, sitting/dining area and a kitchen. Situated near Glencoe village. Surrounded by 50 acres of mixed woodlands on the banks of the River Coe. Trout fishing available. The cottage can be let as self catering for Christmas and New Year. Contact Victoria Sutherland. Tel: 01855 811207.
  • The Heathers Guest House offers spacious 4 star accommodation overlooking Loch Lochy. 4 ensuite bedrooms (double, twin, single). Situated approximately 5 miles north east of Spean Bridge. Contact Liz and Andrew Bright. Tel: 01397 712077.
  • Thistle Cottage B&B at Torlundy is 3 miles outside Fort William. 3 Stars. Choice of ensuite rooms (double, twin, family). Contact Morag Matheson. Tel: 01397 702428.
  • Tigh Bhan at Duror (halfway between Oban & Fort William) offers B&B in 3 ensuite bedrooms. Evening meals by arrangement. Contact Andy & Hynal Collins. Tel: 01631 740 214.
  • Tom-na-Creige at Onich, 11 miles south of Fort William. 2 star B&B with 1 twin and 2 double rooms. Contact Katie & Paul Flynn. Tel: 01855 821 405.

Self catering:

  • Achintee Farm has a stone-built 18th self catering cottage (sleeping 2). 3 Stars. Situated in Glen Nevis, 1.5 miles outside Fort William.
  • Bayview at Kentallen (just south of Ballachulish) is a self catering cottage sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms (3 more people can be put up in the lounge).
  • Birchbrae - 7 new luxury Scandinavian style self catering lodges situated 8 miles south of Fort William.
  • Calluna offers a variety of self catering accommodation in Fort William: 2 apartments with 8 beds and 1 apartment with 6 beds. Ideal for groups and families.
  • Dalcraig House is a 5 star self catering property on the shores of Loch Leven.
  • Fraoch Cottage offers 4 star self catering accommodation for 3 people in 2 bedrooms. Situated approximately 5 miles north east of Spean Bridge.
  • Glencoe Cottages offer a choice of 3 detached self catering properties at Torren near Glencoe village. Each cottage sleeps 6-8 in 3 bedrooms. Scottish Tourist Board 3 stars. Surrounded by 50 acres of natural woodlands.
  • Glencoe Highland Holidays - choice of 4 star self catering cottages around Glencoe.
  • Glen Nevis Log Cabins - newly built log chalet with 2 bedrooms near Fort William.
  • Glen Nevis Cottage is a traditional, single storey cottage sleeping 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Located at the entrance to Glen Nevis. Also available: 2 residential caravans (each sleeping 6 people).
  • Highland Holiday Apartments offer a choice of self catering accommodation by the Caledonian Canal close to Fort William. 4-star apartments (2 and 3 bedrooms) in Corpach. 5-star apartments (2 bedrooms) and a townhouse (3 bedrooms) in Banavie.
  • Lochaber Lodges - newly built luxury 2 and 3 bedroom lodges on the Moy Farm Estate. Located 7 miles from Fort William on the banks of the Caledonian Canal with views over Aonach Mor and Ben Nevis.
  • Mountain View - luxury apartment for 4 people. Situated by Neptune's Staircase on the Caledonian Canal at Banavie, 3 miles from Fort William.
  • Sealladh Na Beinne sleeps up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms (2 double & 2 twin), 4 bathrooms, large dining kitchen, utility room and a large lounge. Situated in North Ballachulish, 3 miles from Glencoe and 12 miles from Fort William.
  • Tower Ridge House offers luxury self catering with mountain views for up to 8 people. 4 en-suite bedrooms (2 double, 2 twin), open plan lounge with kitchen and dining area, 2 acres of grounds. Situated in the village of Torlundy, 3 miles north of Fort William. Mountain biking packages can be arranged.
  • Tirindrish Steading is a stylish, contemporary barn conversion sleeping 8-10. Situated in Spean Bridge, 9 miles east of Fort William.

Camping / Caravans:

photo Bunroy Camping & Caravanning Site
300 yards from inns, shop & train station in the village of Roy Bridge. 20 minutes from Fort William. Scottish Tourist Board 3 Stars. Open 1 April - 31 October. Pitches for tents, caravans, motorhomes. Camping pods for hire.
Set in 7 acres of secluded parkland surrounded by woodland containing a variety of trees and wildlife. The River Spean forms one of the boundaries. Views of Glen Spean & Aonach Mor mountain. Good woodland walks. The pitching area is level grass sheltered by trees. Well behaved dogs welcome.

Facilities at Bunroy include: Toilet/shower block with free hot showers, hot and cold water and shaver points. Electric hook up points. Chemical toilet emptying point. Laundry room. Covered sinks. Information room open 24 hours with payphone and books and games to borrow. Recreation field. Contact: Flora and Alec Macdonald at Bunroy Camping & Caravanning Site: www.bunroycamping.co.uk
Tel: 01397 712 332 or email: info@bunroy.co.uk

Linnhe Lochside Holidays is a Scottish Tourist Board 5 star holiday park with AA Quality Grading 5. Selection of holiday caravans with variety of facilities and 2 or 3 bedrooms. Pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes & tents. 5 miles from Fort William in a beautifully landscaped lochside park. Shop, launderette, adventure playgrounds, pet exercise areas, drying room for sports equipment, toddlers' play room, baby bath & changing facilities, dish washing room, tourist info, telephone kiosk, WiFi hotspot. Heated amenities with private cubicles and baths. Free fishing & boat launching available from the park's private beach. Tel: 01397 772 376

  • Caolasnacon Caravan & Camping Park is just outside Kinlochleven and 3 miles from Glencoe, on the south shore of Loch Leven. Pitches for tents, space for 50 touring caravans, 30 electric hook-ups, laundrette, dishwashing area, free shower facilities, 2 Midge Magnet Machines. 18 static caravans to let. Tel: 01855 831279.
  • Great Glen Yurts is an eco yurt camp in a woodland setting by a river at the foot of Nevis Range. Authentic Mongolian yurts set on an organic farm at Torlundy. 3 miles from Fort William. Contact Sophie Carver / Julie French. Tel: 07899 846330 / 07980 841 886
  • Invercoe Caravan & Camping Park near Ballachulish has level pitches, several hard standing areas, electric hook-ups, toilet blocks, licensed shop, laundrette, picnic area, children’s play area, anti-midge machines, etc. 5 stars. Open all year. Self catering lodges, cottages, holiday caravans and hobbit homes available to rent. Tel: 01855 811210.
  • Lagnaha Campsite is two 1-acre fields, one for 5 caravans or motorhomes, and another small field with cookhouse shelter for up to 10 tents. Located near Duror, approximately 20 miles south of Fort William. Contact: Carol and Graham Mann. Tel: 01631 740282 / mobile: 07762113436

For other campsites in this area, search ScottishCamping.com

Hostels:

  • Achintee Farm Hostel is a small hostel attached to the side of a farm house. Best suited to individuals, couples and families. There are 3 separate units each with kitchen, toilet and shower. Unit 1 contains 2 twin bedrooms; Unit 2 has 1 triple room and 1 small twin bedroom; Unit 3 is a small ensuite dormitory sleeping 5 in bunk beds. Situated in Glen Nevis on the banks of the river Nevis, and at the start of the Ben Nevis footpath. Approximately 1.5 miles outside Fort William. Tel: 01397 702240.
  • Ariundle bunk house is in Strontian, Ardnamurchan (15 miles from the Corran Ferry). Part of a friendly, family-run business which also features a licensed restaurant and craft shop. Total 26 beds (2 rooms with 8 beds, 2 rooms with 4 beds, 1 room with 2 beds). Facilities include drying area, laundry, self catering kitchen, TV lounge, Internet access, bike hire. Tel: 01967 402 279.
  • Bank Street Lodge is next to the Stables Restaurant in Fort William. Choice of en-suite single, double, twin and family rooms, plus 4-bed dorms. Prices from £12 per person. Lounge and self-catering kitchen. Online booking. Tel: 01397 700070.
  • Blackwater Hostel & Riverside Campsite, Lab Road, Kinlochleven. Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Hostel. Bunkhouse accommodation with 40 beds (2, 3 and 4 bedded rooms and an 8 bedded room). 30 camping pitches with own toilet block, showers, etc. Tel: 01855 831253 or 831402 / Fax: 01631 740549.
  • Chase the Wild Goose Hostel is near the Caledonian Canal at Banavie, 2.5 miles outside Fort William. Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars. Choice of 4, 6, and 8-bed rooms. Total 40 beds. Facilities include lounge/dining area, self-catering kitchen, drying room, free hot showers, secure storage, Internet access. Bed linen included. Breakfast available if required. Towel hire. Special offers sometimes available. Exclusive use can be arranged for large groups. Tel: 01397 772 531. Online booking available. Open all year.
  • Fort William Backpackers is situated in Alma Road, Fort William. Choice of dorm accommodation (max 8 beds per dorm). Lounge, self-catering kitchen and great views. Tel: 01397 700711.
  • Glencoe Independent Hostel - choice of accommodation in the hostel, bunkhouse, cottage, log cabins, caravans, camping, etc. Tel: 01855 811906. Grid reference NN. 116577.
  • SYHA Glen Nevis. SYHA hostel 3 miles outside Fort William. Tel: 01397 702336. Total 88 beds.
  • SYHA Glencoe Hostel with 56 beds. Map Ref: O.S.41 (GR 118577) Tel: 01855 811 219.
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Where to eat

There are lots of places to eat in Fort William: restaurants, fish and chip shops and cafes. Many of the hotels serve lunches and evening meals.
Crannog's Restaurant down by the pier specialises in seafood dishes (tel: 01397 705 589).
No. 4 is centrally situated in Cameron Square just off the High Street (tel 01397 704 222).
The Holly Tree Hotel at Kentallen, near Glencoe features Creel's Fish Restaurant, a bar and bistro. Tel: 01631 740292.
The Onich Hotel on the shores of Loch Linnhe has a restaurant with AA Red Rosette. Bar meals also available. Cocktail bar, sun lounge and 'Deerstalker Bar' with wide range of whiskies, ales and spirits. 9 miles south of Fort William. Tel: 01855 821 214.

Books & Maps

North West Highlands
One of the lovely Pevensey Guide books, full of info about the area's heritage, landscape, climate, place names, flora and fauna. It covers Loch Ness & Inverness, the Black Isle, Easter Ross, Wester Ross, Sutherland, Caithness, Lochaber & Fort William, Knoydart & Ardnamurchan. 112 pages with over 100 colour photographs.
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The Ramblers' Guide: Ben Nevis and Glen Coe
Highly recommended guide to 30 walks. This book indicates the level of difficulty and type of terrain for each walk, plus points of interest, colour maps and photos with clear, easy-to-follow route instructions.
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Scottish Highlands and Islands
Latest edition of the popular Rough Guide series exclusively devoted to the Highlands & Islands. One of the top best-selling guide books on Scotland.
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Ben Nevis & Glen Coe by Alan Hall is a lovely book with over 100 pages of colour photos covering the local heritage, wildlife and landscape. Not a traditional guide book, but something to give as a gift or savour before or after your trip. Published in March 2000, this is one of a select series of guides covering scenic areas of Scotland.

The West Highland Way
One of the popular waterproof spiral-bound Rucksack Readers by Jacquetta Megarry. It details the 95 miles from Glasgow to Fort William. 64 pages including maps and 50 photos. Published in July 2000.

The Great Glen Way
By the same author is a excellent companion book to Scotland's new long distance trail between Fort William and Inverness. Waterproof and compact, this book gives route details, maps, etc. for everything you need to know. 60 colour photos. New edition published in June 2002 following the official opening of the Great Glen Way.

If you intend to go hiking, particularly in the hills, you will need the scale of maps produced by the Ordnance Survey which is the official map agency of the UK. These can be purchased via Amazon in the UK:

If you are touring by car you would find a general map more useful, such as the Official Tourist Map for the Highlands of Scotland.

The Oban Times has a free tourist map of Fort William which you can download online (PDF).

Don't forget you can browse my selection of Scottish books online.

Tourist Information Centres

15 High Street
Fort William PH33 6DH
Tel: 01397 701 801
Open daily

Seasonal office at Ballachulish - telephone 01855 811296.
Seasonal office at Spean Bridge - telephone 01397 712576.

Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board

Links:


The Road to the Isles
GlencoeScotland.com
visitfortwilliam.co.uk
Lochaber And North Argyll Family History Group
Glen Spean & Great Glen Marketing & Tourism Group
Lochaber Geopark Association