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Sandra and Seumas welcome you to Constantia House, situated above Fort William town centre, with bars, restaurants and shops 2 minutes down the hill. We are 6 minutes from the train and bus stations. Private parking is provided for all our guests. In this cosy room there is a washbasin, TV and tea/coffee making facilities along with a small breakfast basket THE SHOWER ROOM IS SHARED WITH 2 OTHER GUESTS ALL OTHER ROOMS HAVE PRIVATE FACILITIES
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My house is in Upper Achintore, up the hill from the centre of Fort William, and has views across to the Ardgour hills from the front of the house. This is a good base for any walkers or climbers wishing to stay in the area: the location is ideal for getting out on the Ben, in Glencoe and surrounding areas, and I have a very effective drying room which guests can use. This would also make a good base for any solo travellers.
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Nevis Rooms is a 5 min walk to the Town Centre with many restaurants and bars. Train Station is a 4 min walk, you can catch the train to Mallaig or Glasgow. The Steam train also leaves from here to takes you on the Harry Potter journey. 2 minutes from the end of the West Highland Way at the bottom of Glen Nevis. Ben Nevis path is a 10 minute walk or a 3 minute drive. Other nearby attractions are Neptune's Staircase/Caledonian Canal and Aonach Mor mountain range. Find us on Facebook.
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Your guide to Fort William
All About Fort William
Sitting on the banks of Loch Linnhe, Fort William is in the West Highlands of Scotland. Located in a district called Lochaber — known as the Outdoor Capital of the United Kingdom — Fort William is set against a backdrop of mountains, the most famous being Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles standing at 1,345 metres above sea level. You can walk up to the top of the mountain, but if you’d prefer to save your energy, you can take a 15-minute mountain gondola up to one of its neighbours, Aonach Mor.
Fort William’s location by the loch means you can try out a variety of water sports, including canoeing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting. The town is also linked to other lochs, as it marks the starting point of the 60-mile Caledonian Canal, connecting the west coast of Scotland to the east coast at Inverness. Fort William boasts one of the most impressive parts of the canal, the awe-inspiring Neptune’s staircase, which is one of the longest canal locks systems in the country.
How do I get around Fort William?
If you are travelling to Scotland by plane, the closest airport to Fort William is Inverness Airport (INV), with buses from the town to the airport during the day that take between three and four hours. A twice-daily coach service is also available to Glasgow Airport (GLA) that takes around three hours. If you are travelling by train, Fort William has its own railway station on the West Highland Line that goes as far as Glasgow in just under four hours through incredible scenery. From there you can go on the regular connecting train to Edinburgh. When you are in Fort William, you can use the local bus service that will take you to many destinations in the Lochaber region. You can hire a bike to explore the area, but there are also taxis available.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Fort William?
Being dubbed the “outdoor capital” of the United Kingdom, Fort William has plenty to keep you occupied, no matter the time of year. If you like skiing or snowboarding, you can come to a Fort William cottage in the winter to make the most of the snow-capped mountains. If you come in the summer, you’ll benefit from long days and warmer temperatures, which makes this a good time for walking to the Summit of Ben Nevis or going on a relaxing boat trip on the loch. In the darker days of the autumn and winter, you can head to Glen Nevis, just a few miles from Fort William, for stargazing at the Dark Sky Discovery Site.
What are the top things to do in Fort William?
Jacobite Steam Train
Travel in style when you are in Fort William by taking a trip on the Jacobite Steam Train. You’ll go on a 135-kilometre round trip through dramatic landscapes while seated in your vintage carriage with steam puffing past the windows. You’ll also travel over the majestic Glenfinnan viaduct with its 21 arches, which has been used in various films and television series.
Hike to the mighty Steall Falls, which cascade around 400 feet down the rocks into a lush green valley, making them the second highest waterfalls in Scotland. The two-mile trail starts at Glen Nevis car park, around a 10-minute drive from Fort William, and takes you along a well-signposted path through the rocks to the falls. A steel rope bridge giving access to the base of the falls is available for the adventurous at heart.
Old Inverlochy Castle
If you want to learn more about the intriguing history of this part of Scotland, travel just over a mile from the town centre to visit Old Inverlochy Castle, which dates back to the 1200s. You can walk around the ruins of the castle, which stands in contrast to the surrounding mountains, and discover why it played such an important role in this area.