Tour Fort William, Scottish Highlands
Welcome to Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of Scotland
Tell me a little about a Tour of Fort William
Fort William (pop 10,000) is situated south of Loch Ness in the Western Highlands of Scotland on the shores of Loch Linnhe. The name originates from a fort (only the basic foundations of which still exist) built 1690 as part of a strategy to pacify the Scottish Highlands during the rule of King William. Fort William has successfully established itself as an outdoor centre with emphasis on mountain biking, skiing and mountain climbing. The town sites at the northern end of the 96 mile long West Highland Way hiking trail.
Tell me more about a Tour of Fort William
Catswhiskerstours works with guests to design and deliver customised tours. The information below is provided to assist guests determine priorities and focus.
Fort William is well positioned as a base (or stopover) for touring the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. From here a visitor can:-
- Admire (or cruise) the Caledonian Canal which extends nearly 100Km from Corpach (near Fort William) to Inverness. A great piece of Scottish engineering dating from 1803-1822.
- Enjoy some hiking and climbing. Close by is Ben Nevis which at 1343m is Britain’s highest mountain.
- Tour Glen Nevis, close to Fort William. Magnificent scenery and Lower Falls.
- Take the Jacobite Express (aka ‘Harry Potter’ train) from Fort William to Mallaig. A steam train experience through stunning scenery.
- Ride the Mountain Gondola (chairlift) up Aonach Mor to the high mountain environment at 655m. Enjoy the scenery, take photographs or use for a snowboarding, skiing or mountain bike run.
- Take a boat trip from Fort William on Loch Linnhe (pronounced ‘Linnee’).
- Explore the ruins of Inverlochy Castle on the banks of the River Lochy. This castle dates from the 1200s and was owned by the once powerful Comyn family.
- Tour Ben Nevis Distillery at Fort William and learn about the production of Scotch whisky from malting, mashing and fermentation to distillation and maturation.
- Walk the West Highland Way, 96 miles (160Km) from Fort William to Glasgow. For the fit and determined!
- Use Fort William as a base for visiting such famous Scottish sites as Glencoe (scenery and site of infamous massacre), Isle of Skye and Glenfinnan (from where Bonnie Prince Charlie launched his ill-fated attempt to win the thrones of Scotland and England in 1745).
How can Catswhiskerstours help with a Tour of Fort William?
- A motor tour for groups with transport, guide and accommodation based on a mutually agreed itinerary.
- A self-drive (driving) tour comprising rental car with lodgings and itinerary.
For more information and help contact Nigel-
T 44 (0) 141 638 5500
We look forward to hearing from you!
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