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Make a holiday cottage in Fort William your home away from home

Fort William is the largest town in the Scottish Highlands. It sits near Loch Linnhe and along the mouth of the River Nevis. Surrounding the town is a series of idyllic villages and hamlets that are very popular with visitors both from the UK and abroad. HomeAway has a nice selection of holiday cottages in Fort William that offer comfortable accommodation for all types of travellers. Fort William attracts visitors who are keen to explore the varied landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. It’s often called the outdoor capital of Scotland and is a truly stunning place to explore. The town of Fort William offers plenty of amenities for holidaymakers, including a lovely pedestrianised high street filled with excellent restaurants and shops. Just outside of town are mountains, lochs, rivers, and a whole lot more for outdoor enthusiasts to explore. Fort William holiday cottages range in size from cosy nooks that are perfect for couples, to spacious multi-bedroom homes ideal for families or groups of friends.

Things to do

-Museums: The West Highland Museum is situated in central Fort William, right in the heart of town. It’s a fascinating destination that has numerous exhibits covering the Jacobite Cause, how life in the Scottish Highlands has evolved over the centuries, Scottish military history, and much more. The museum is just a short drive away from holiday homes in Fort William and is open daily from Monday through Saturday.

-Natural attractions: The Nevis Range can be found just outside of Fort William and is the region’s main attraction. The town sits right at the base, but keen hikers will want to visit the top. At 4,406 feet, Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles. The Nevis Range is home to a wealth of hiking and sightseeing opportunities. Guided tours and other excursions are widely available and cater to many different fitness levels.

-Historical attractions: Inverlochy Castle is a short drive away from holiday cottages in Fort William. Originally built in the 13th century, the castle played an integral role in the first and second battles of Inverlochy. As a result it is considered one of Scotland’s most important castles. It remained intact until the 17th century when it was abandoned in favour of a fort further down the river. This fort eventually developed into modern-day Fort William. Though Inverlochy Castle is in ruins today, it is unique in that it has remained relatively unchanged since it was first constructed nearly 800 years ago.

-Family attractions: The Jacobite Steam Train is a vintage steam engine that takes passengers on an 84-mile round-trip journey from Fort William to the fishing village of Mallaig and back. The route begins under the shadow of Ben Nevis and winds its way through 19th-century villages and remarkable geographic features. The train runs twice daily from mid-May until late-October and is one of the most relaxing ways to take in the scenery of the Highlands.

-Outdoor pursuits: The Great Glen Way is a popular walking and cycle path between Fort William and Inverness. The path is 65 miles long and passes Loch Lochy, Fort Augustus, and Loch Ness en route to Inverness. As one of Scotland’s most famous hiking trails, detailed information is available regarding each leg of the trail. Generally speaking, the first half of The Great Glen Way is fairly flat and suitable for novice hikers and cyclists. The terrain gets progressively more challenging past Fort Augustus and into Inverness.

Weather in Fort William

Rain is the predominant characteristic of Fort William's weather. The annual rainfall average is roughly 1900mm; more than triple the amount London receives! May and June are the driest and two of the warmest months to visit, but bring a raincoat and any time of the year will do. Temperatures peek at 18°C from June through August and cool considerably from there. Winters are very wet and cold: sub-zero temperatures and snowfall are not uncommon.

Travel to Fort William

They might be remote, but getting to holiday cottages in Fort William is a fairly straightforward affair. Many visitors choose to fly to either Glasgow (a three hour-drive away) or Inverness airport (a 90-minute drive away) and hire a car. It’s also possible to reach the town by train. Direct overnight sleeper trains are available from London. Trains also depart Glasgow for Fort William several times daily.

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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Nice chalet situated in a beautiful spot in the Highlands

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    We had a fantastic time over there. The chalet were ok and the landlord was very friendly. Glencoe with the Three Sisters was awesome and less than 20 minutes away by car. Ben Nevis wasn't that far either and also great for a hike. And there was a nice fish restaurant almost next to the chalets with lovely food.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    Immaculate cottage, right on Loch Linnhe

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Ardrhu is an immaculately presented and thoughtfully equipped cottage right on Loch Linnhe. Although only a short drive away from the facilities and activities of Fort William, it is in a peaceful enclave with no passing traffic and uninterrupted views of the loch. The many fabulous walks of the Glen Coe and Ben Nevis area, as well as the less visited places such as the Ardnamurchan Peninsula are all within easy reach. The cottage is spacious and could accommodate six people very comfortably. To cap it off though, the conservatory is a fantastic place to eat or just sit and admire the view.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Clean, quite quirky, great for families/groups

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    Communications about arrival and access and departure were timely and clear. We found the place easily, right next to the new climbing wall in Fort William - bonus for the climbers! Less than a minutes walk into the centre of Fort Bill and good parking. Didn't bring bikes this time but secure storage in basement. Accessed by stairs. Accommodation good with a large sitting room upstairs with splendid view over the loch and harbour. It was a bit chilly up there in the evenings - the weather had turned cold - but the bedrooms etc downstairs were warm enough. One double bed is off the upstairs sitting room behind a curtain - one for the last to bed people - and had its own "en suite" bath, basin and WC. Bit short of cooking items, missed a decent bread knife, serving spoons and stirring spoons, plenty crockery, pans a bit tired! Great central place to stay with plenty room, would def stay again.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Nov 2016