Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom

Sail the tranquil Loch Linnhe, one of Scotland’s longest sea lochs, to this town set in a picturesque position under looming Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the British Isles (mostly invisible from town due to the intervening ridge). This is the second largest city on the Highlands, after Inverness. The name recalls Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, known locally as the “Murderer Cumberland.” Stroll the pedestrian High Street, lined with shops of all kinds, or admire the gleaming engine of the Jacobite Steam Train.