Fort William is found up in the Scottish highlands not too far away from Glen Coe. It is quite a sizeable place in the Scottish Highlands, with only Inverness being larger. Fort William was established as a way to control the population at the end of the English Civil War. Almost as soon as the fort was built, a settlement popped up next to it. Over the years, the settlement changed names several times, from Maryburgh to Gordonsburgh and so on. Eventually they settled on Fort William for both the fort and the town.
Fort William is an area, which is characterized by a strong cultural heritage, a rich history and the Gaelic language. For guests in Fort William hotels, there plenty to keep them occupied. The town offers a myriad of attractions including tumbling rivers, spectacular mountains, lochs, magical islands and crystal clear seas. The area boasts a mild Atlantic climate, rugged landscapes, and rich woodlands. Fort William is an ideal for visitors looking for a taste for a taste of local history and culture, or an action packed holiday. The area is ideal for a wide range of recreational activities including walking, golfing, cycling, sailing, skiing, pony trekking and kayaking. Besides enjoying the scenery, guests can also visit the castles, museums, gardens, galleries and ancient monuments. The West Highlands Museum is a great way to learn more about how Fort William came into existence, and you can also discover a little about the region. If you're up for it, you can go climb Ben Nevis which is just outside of town. If you enjoy trains, you can take a ride on the Jacobite steam train that runs from Fort William to Mallaig. Fort William hotels offer great accommodation for a memorable holiday.
Fort William is a major touring centre for the West Highlands. There is no airport in Fort William, so if you are flying in, you will have to plan your journey accordingly. You can fly to one of the larger airports in Scotland such as Glasgow or Edinburgh, and then take a bus or train up to Fort William. Several buses per day make the run to Fort William from major departure points such as Glasgow, Oban, and Inverness. There are three trains per day that go from Glasgow Queen Street station straight up to Fort William. You can also hop on the Caledonian Sleeper in London and by morning, you will be arriving in the beautiful north of Scotland. Fort William hotels offer accommodation to suit all standards and tastes. Besides Fort William hotels, visitors can also find accommodation in cottages, hostels, caravans and camping sites.