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Things to do in Fort William

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“A very informative museum in the centre of Fort William. www.westhighlandmuseum.org.uk”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Crannog serve the freshest and best Scottish seafood. Meals can be enjoyed from their restaurant on Fort William Town Pier, overlooking Loch Linnhe. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Scottish Restaurant
“A chilled out bar in town, just off the High Street, serving local beers and good food. Come for live music.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Spice Tandoori Indian Restaurant is a warm and relaxing place to enjoy a great quality Indian meal in Fort William in the Highlands of Scotland. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lots of whisky and ale options in the bar downstairs and the restaurant offers great tex-mex food. On Friday nights they have live music”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“great place for a wet day. huge soft play with areas suitable from baby to approx 10 years. also bowling alley. next door to macdonalds!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Tasty food, good prices, ethically and environmentally sound small business. Good bread and coffee. Vegan food. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food, great portions, great service and great price - sometimes two meals for the price of one during the week.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Town centre, approx 10 - 15 minute walk from Fort William Chalet. Pub grub at decent prices. No bookings, just turn up.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“A good place to go and gather information on Ben Nevis and the surrounding area”
  • 8 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The best way to see Fort William and Ben Nevis from the water. www.crannog.net/cruises”
  • 10 locals recommend
Nature
“Good views from the top of Cow Hill - if it's clear you'll see the top of Ben Nevis. Highland cows are normally to be seen on the walk too!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“It has a great range of items for tourists and non-tourists, you'll find unusual and quirky items here too.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“It's a fantastic climbing and bouldering centre with a cafe and shop. It's also just a few minutes walk from where you'll be staying.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Crannog serve the freshest and best Scottish seafood. Meals can be enjoyed from their restaurant on Fort William Town Pier, overlooking Loch Linnhe. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Scottish Restaurant
“A chilled out bar in town, just off the High Street, serving local beers and good food. Come for live music.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Spice Tandoori Indian Restaurant is a warm and relaxing place to enjoy a great quality Indian meal in Fort William in the Highlands of Scotland. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lots of whisky and ale options in the bar downstairs and the restaurant offers great tex-mex food. On Friday nights they have live music”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Tasty food, good prices, ethically and environmentally sound small business. Good bread and coffee. Vegan food. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food, great portions, great service and great price - sometimes two meals for the price of one during the week.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Town centre, approx 10 - 15 minute walk from Fort William Chalet. Pub grub at decent prices. No bookings, just turn up.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“The Crofter bar and restaurant, is a one-of-a-kind entertainment hub, located on the Fort William high street. It is a first port of call for anyone who likes good food and good banter. At the Crofter they serve wholesome, homemade soup all year round. Perfect for taking the chill out of a cold winter morning or for having a nutritious lunch or dinner. Just ask the friendly staff what flavour it is today or see the blackboard inside.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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