Fort William

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September, 2020

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I travelled from Glasgow to Fort William through some beautiful scenery and the beautiful but eerie Glencoe well worth a stop for a photo opportunity.

Then onwards to Fort William where luckily we booked into the Alexandra Hotel our room the last one available had the biggest four-poster bed I have ever seen overlooking Loch Linnhe. We had dinner in the hotel and the food and service was first class.

The following day we took a steam train journey to Mallaig across the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct featured in the Harry Potter films. Again beautiful scenic views, be prepared for the occasional unscheduled stops to allow beaters from the train staff to beat out areas of grass which had caught fire as a result of coals from the train a sight in itself.

Onwards to Mallaig not really much to see, however a lovely fish supper filled a gap.
Returned to Fort William Station which was only a couple of minutes from our hotel.

Fort William is not a big place however the main street has a wide selection of bars and restaurants. It is a very popular place for hill walkers as it sits at the base of Ben Nevis.

The following day took a trip on Loch Linnhe to see the seals who were attracted to a salmon fish farm located in the Loch. It’s a lovely half hour trip.

Sadly our time was over.

My advice would be to book accommodation in advance due to its popularity. I would also recommend staying for a few days as there is plenty to see in every direction nearby. Oh, and don’t forget the small whisky distillery situated just 10 metres off the main street. Tours and whisky tasting available along with an on site shop.

I hope this has whetted your appetite for a place once seen you’ll always want to return to.


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