Welcome to Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK, a great base to explore the Highlands of Scotland

Get Outdoors!

With the Outdoor Capital of the UK  at your doorstep you really have no excuses not to get outdoors!  There’s something for everyone.  Nevis Range for skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer.

Mountain biking at Glencoe and Laggan Wolftrax.

Rock climbing in Glen Nevis, walking the hills, swimming in the lochs, if it’s the outdoors you’re after, Fort William is your place.  

After all, we do have the highest mountain in the country, Ben Nevis, right on our doorstep. 


Discover your ancestory!

With people from Scotland moving all over the world, come back to your roots and discover where your family came from.  There are some fabulous museums in Scotland, with our very own West Highland Museum in the centre of Fort William being outstanding.  There is also a local archive centre that could help with any queries you may have about your family.

Head to the High Street!

 Fort William has an abundance of unique small independent shops for you to spend your time in.  The Granite House has been a part of the High Street since 1977 selling all manner of objects and toys.  The Highland Soap Company have a beautiful shop for all your bathroom needs and the Emporium of Wordly Goods sells ethically sourced products for your home.  All these and outdoor clothing and accessory shops and Off Beat Bikes to look after your biking needs or bike hire.

Eat Out!

 Lochaber has a large range of wonderful restaraunts to choose from.  There is the Crannog at the Fort William Pier and the  Loch Leven Seafood Restaraunt for beautiful fresh seafood.  The High Street has The Geographer for food from around the world, Garrison West for Scottish fayre, The Lime Tree Restaraunt and Browns in Fort William, or catch the train for a meal at Russells at Spean Bridge for fine dining and many pubs for a traditional pub meal. i