Fort William - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from the high street of Fort William in Scotland. The picture shows some of the shops on the high street and a view down a side street to Loch Linnhe.
Fort William - FURTHER INFORMATION
Fort William - Fort William visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Fort William' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Highland.
Fort William is often proclaimed the Outdoor Capital of Scotland. Resting on the banks of both Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil, close to Ben Nevis, Fort William acts as the main gateway to Glen Coe and Glenfinnan. The town is also well known for both West Highland Way, linking it to Glasgow, and the Great Glen Way, a walking track to Inverness. Around Fort William are numerous long, and popular cycling tracks and since 2002 it has hosted a round of UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. There are numerous hotels, B&B's and other holiday accommodation both in and around Fort William to cater for all the visitors. There is a Tourist Information Centre on Cameron Square.
This map shows some of the sights and attractions in and around Fort William. As well as Ben Nevis, by far the most popular attraction in the area, there are cruises along Loch Linnhe, the ruins of Inverlochy Castle and amazing set of canal locks of Neptune's Staircase. Further afield on the Road to the Isles, is the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct and Glenfinnan Monument at the head of Loch Shiel. The route past these sights is followed by the famous Jacobite Steamtrain in the summer. There is plenty of opportunities for fishing and kayaking both on the loch and along River Lochy nearby.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Train: Fort William Train Station
Road: Fort William 65 miles southwest of Inverness on the A82 and 100 miles from Perth on the A9 and A86.