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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

                                                                                                      Fantastic stay here

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We was looking forward to staying here right from booking & we wasn't disappointed. Lcch view, Hunters lodge has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Well fitted galley kitchen with microwave cooker, hob & dishwasher. The washing machine is located downstairs hidden away. The views here are amazing, changing every minute through the huge Windows. A side window where you can here the rolling water from the hills that flows to the loch. Comfortable sofas & soft lighting to watch the weather change over the hills & loch. Great shower in a spacious bathroom so plenty of room for toiletries with lots of soft fluffy towels. The bedroom also has a velux window with views to the patio & back garden. The bed was really comfortable & so warm & cosy. A wardrobe with plenty of hangers & bedside cabinets with lamps for evening. Plenty of electric points too which is a good thing. The drive to Loch View is accessed through a large gate for added security. There's plenty of places to eat out if you want a break from cooking, like the Holly Tree where the foods really good & decking out the back. Turn right & Cross the road to find the path, walk or cycle left along the Loch, it's quiet breath taking, approx 20 mins walk or so. You,l love it at Loch View you won't be disappointed.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      fantastic house, location , surrondings , fabulous

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      As a family of 6 adults sharing this property we had a great time , it was for a double celebration of a 21st and a 70th birthday
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Great little property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Me and my partner had a wonderful stay for our anniversary the property catered for all our needs and more it was very clean and welcoming as were the owners its a shame we couldnt say the same about the weather but you cant have everything It was very quiet which made for a great nights sleep, All the amenities of fort william are easy to reach either on foot by local bus service or car but is uphill all the way back
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016