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Every town seems to be the capital of something in Scotland and so does Fort William. It carries the title capital of Lochaber, a rather small but beautiful area of the West Highlands...
Fort William's location on the A82 between Glasgow and Inverness makes it one of the most visited towns in Scotland. Especially in summer it is bursting with tourists and has the shops to prove it...
Above the town and its suburbs towers Ben Nevis, 1347 metres high, and snow-topped most of the year. Many places in town have names referring to it's most famous citizen.
The best way to see the top of the Ben is not in Fort William, though. Neighbouring Corpach offer the best views on the summint and is also quite a pleasant little village...
Fort William is infamous for it's weather! In late autumn it never seems to stop raining and non-cloudy pictures are impossible at times. But for every cloudy day there is a sunny one and you can value these even more!
- Pros:Great location, surrounding area...
- Cons:The town itself...
- In a nutshell:Rather ugly highland town with a pleasant High Street and a lot of pubs to stay and relax before heading off to the nicer places around.
The Glen Nevis Youth Hostel is situated in Glen Nevis, about three miles out of the town centre of Fort William. This is... more travel advice
Nothing really special if you're Scottish but they just belong here. Highland Cattle are pretty common around Fort... more travel advice
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