Fort William

Take the train to discover the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’ and the main town in Lochaber.

Fort William is one of the major resorts of the Highlands. You will be amazed at the sheer beauty of its countryside, having a real sense of being somewhere different and out-of-doors.

The town is a great tourist destination, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. It is a major centre for hillwalking and climbing due to its proximity to the mighty Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. The downhill mountain bike track nearby the town is also a very popular attraction.

Fort William is very easy to get by train. There are daytime trains in each direction running between Glasgow Queen Street and Mallaig. There is also a daily early morning service to Mallaig that starts at Fort William, with a similar return service in the evening.

Book your ticket to Fort William and enjoy some of the ideas we have for you:

  • The Nevis Range ski, snowboard and mountain biking centre on Aonach Mor is one of the town’s major attractions. A gondola takes visitors 2,000 feet up for amazing views and access to the ski slopes.
  • The West Highland Museum tells the story of the region and its history. Their most renowned and unusual collection relates to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause.
  • The Ben Nevis Distillery is the oldest distillery in Scotland. You will discover the secrets of Whisky distilling and enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience.
  • Do you like cinema? Fort William is a renowned film location. Movies filmed here include Being Human, Braveheart, the Harry Potter series and Rob Roy.

Go to Visit Scotland for further information on accommodation.