The second largest town in the highlands of Scotland, Fort William and is located in the very best of Highlands scenery. It is situated at the head of Loch Linnhe, a sea loch, with an inspiring view of the slopes of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. The mountain stands like a sleeping giant, at 4,400’ (1,345 m) in height. Scotland’s most famous peak, its Gaelic language name translates as the ‘mountain with its head in the clouds.’ Landscapes of green, mossy hills, rocky cliffs, U-shaped, post-glacial valleys, and numerous lakes and waterfalls surround Fort William.
The town is rightfully nicknamed ‘The Outdoor Capital of the UK,’ drawing outdoors lovers by the hundreds to the area. Its mild maritime climate and proximity to excellent terrain for hiking, climbing, biking and other outdoor activities make Fort William one of Scotland’s most popular destinations.