Explore The Highland Hotel

Lying in the shadow of Britain's Highest Mountain, Ben Nevis, Fort William is the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK' and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the Highlands.

Fort William lies along the banks of Loch Linnhe and is the main town in Lochaber. There is plenty to see and do in Fort William with lots of shops, cosy pubs and quaint cafes selling local produce.

Guests Admiring the View



Fort William is a hub for walkers and marks the end point of the popular West Highland Way, a 96 mile walk from Glasgow to Fort William. Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, is also close by and attracts thousands of walkers each year. Although Fort William is surrounded by towering munros there are also a number of lower level walks. Explore the grandeur of Glen Nevis or enjoy the short walk to Inverlochy Castle to absorb the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands. 

You can download a copy of some of our favourite walks here.

If you would like some more ideas our favourite website for walking inspiration is WalkHighlands!

Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.

Coach Outside the Highland Hotel
Path next to Loch Linnhe



As the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK' and the home of the World Downhill Mountain Bike Championships there are plenty of cycle routes around Fort William. For those looking for something a little more leisurely there are lots of forestry cycle trails through the Great Glen or simply enjoy a cycle along the banks of Loch Linnhe. The Caledonian Canal is also a great route to follow and the cycle from Banavie to Gairlochy provides spectacular views of Ben Nevis.

Bike hire is available from:

  • Off Beat Cycles: 01397 704 008 (www.offbeatbikes.co.uk)
  • Nevis Cycles: 01397 705 555 (www.neviscycles.com)

For more cycle routes and information please visit the Ride Fort William Site.

Caledonian Canal Cycle Path
Neptune's Staircase