The Dizzying Heights of Fort William
Fort William is a stunning settlement in the breath-taking highlands of Scotland, home to the United Kingdom's highest and most majestic mountain, Ben Nevis. A plethora of exciting attractions awaits visitors amongst the rolling hills of Fort William, including the exploration of diverse natural wonders that will leave tourists feeling invigorated and inspired.
Brace Yourself for Ben Nevis
Reaching the summit of the UK's highest mountain is a strenuous task perhaps left only to expert mountaineers, however a lack of time and expertise doesn’t mean visitors cant enjoy the stunning scenery and panoramic views of the mountain affords. Begin your day with a ride upon Britain's only mountain gondola at the Nevis Range Mountain Experience; sit back and relax as the cable car effortlessly ascends to 650m, admiring gorgeous vistas before hopping off to follow meandering mountain trails that lead to picturesque look out spots. The elegant bar is the perfect place to warm up and relax with steaming cups of creamy hot chocolate. Return to sea level to visit the centre of Fort William, a charming town that features quaint cafés, traditional souvenir shops and a rich cultural heritage. Discover the intriguing history of the highlands with a visit to the West Highland Museum, a treasure trove of captivating collections that detail everything from the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie to the rise of the industrial age. Cross the road in order to visit the elegant and inviting No. 4 restaurant and enjoy hearty, local cuisine in the bright and naturally lit conservatory before setting out of the next leg of your Scottish adventure.
One of the World's Most Wonderful Rail Journeys
Next, experience what is heralded as one of the world's most beautiful railway journeys on the Jacobite Steam Train, the very same train that was used to film the Harry Potter rail journeys. This unforgettable journey takes passengers through some of Scotland's most stunning and serene spots, meandering through freshwater lochs, glittering rivers and pristine white beaches. The train stops at the quaint village of Mallaig, a quintessentially charming port in Lochaber where gentle rivers and colourful fishing boats create a picture fit for a post card. Return to the town's historic centre after disembarking the train to wander the picturesque streets to browse the charming artisan shops of the high street, sampling authentic Scottish shortbread and toffee cakes, perhaps indulging in a bottle of the areas renowned Scotch whiskey.
Sublime Scottish Seafood
Complete your Scottish sojourn by savouring the fresh and delicate flavours of the finest seafood Fort William has to offer. Crannog Restaurant boasts an enviable location on the Town Pier and serves seafood caught in the salty ocean that very same day. Feast upon decadent dishes such as King scallops, smoked salmon parcels and fresh fish cakes before moving onto to either roasted monkfish or herb crusted cod and finish the feast with a traditional selection of Scottish cheeses with a tumbler of delicious, amber Scotch.