Local area - spacious 3 Bedroom self catering apartment in Fort William.
Fort William, the finishing point of the West Highland Way, is known as the Outdoor Capital of the Scottish Highlands. At the foot of Ben Nevis and the mouth of the beautiful Glen Nevis, The Mamores afford some of the most spectacular and scenic walking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands and, indeed, in the British Isles.
The beautiful and popular Cow Hill Circuit walk above Fort William is ten minutes from the apartment and leads directly to Glen Nevis with good views of Ben Nevis.
Nevis Range at Aonach Mor offers skiing in season, downhill biking, orienteering and a variety of outdoor pursuits. The Gondolas run all year round, giving access to the Snowgoose Restaurant.
A short journey south from Fort William across the Ballachullish Bridge will lead you to atmospheric Glencoe, which has a great visitors centre.
Take the Corran Ferry and explore the magnificent Ardnamurchan Peninsula, with its fabulous sandy beaches and pretty little villages.
Journey westwards taking the famous Road to the Isles, passing Glenfinnan (much of Harry Potter was filmed around here) and carrying on all the way to Mallaig.
Various boat trips on Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil leave daily from the Fort William pier ten minutes away. Oban, also offering a range of boat trips - including to Iona - is an hour's scenic drive away. Inverness is a similar distance to the north along Loch Ness.
There are plenty of places to eat in Fort William. Further afield, visitors can enjoy historic and dramatic Glen Coe, Glenfinnan (National Trust) Oban and Inverness. The steam train to Mallaig (the ‘Harry Potter’ train) runs in season.
For walkers there is an infinite variety of low level and more challenging walks. Advice is available. One of the most popular walks with our visitor to the accommodation is the walk to Steall from the top car park in Glen Nevis. From Steall you can view the massive waterfall or, if you are bold and prepared to negotiate a cable bridge, walk beneath it.
There are an increasing number of cycle routes in the area around fort William and in particular the Great Glen Way running alongside the Neptune’s’ Staircase is to be recommended.