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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

                                                                                                      Perfect winter getaway - cosy, comfortable, easily accessible and great hosts

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed 6 nights at the garden cottage to get some rest and relaxation before a busy year. The cottage is gorgeous; quiet, well equipped for cooking, cosy, really comfy bed, lovely bath and wood burner. It is much bigger in real life than it looked on the pictures and really clean and well laid out. We came up from London by sleeper on the Friday night and picked up a hire car at the station - really straightforward, then loaded up on groceries for the week ahead. The ferry crossing was easy and we had arrived within 45 mins. During the week we visited deserted beaches on the west coast, distilleries, Oban and Glencoe and went walking around the lochs. Norrie and Anna looked after us really well - very friendly, great marmalade and fresh eggs and always on hand if we needed them. We felt very welcome. A perfect mini break - highly recommend and would love to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Amazing!!! Beautiful property, stunning location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had the most amazing stay. The property is beautifully decorated throughout to an extremely high standard. Lovely little touches that made it very 'home from home' and a real treat. The location is stunning with spectacular loch views. We were looked after exceptionally well. Nothing was too much trouble. We can't wait to return next year and I can't recommend this property enough. Book now as I imagine availability will go fast.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic stay notwithstanding some rough weather. Beautiful well fitted home for families

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We travelled from Manila, Philippines for Christmas in Scottish highlands and chose this property to stay. Our experience was great since booking this property and the home is an absolute delight. Books and family games at home pleasantly surprised us and became a good part of our stay. The location was central to all highland's attractions so we could travel everywhere and enjoy the stay. Hosts were kind enough to check our welfare and advise us on some important do's and dont's during a storm warning. All in all a very satisfying stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016