Fort William Backpackers

Alma Road, Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, PH33 6HB, United Kingdom | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Fort William

Beinn Nibheis

A travel blog entry by gwawd

Climbing the Ben was a bit harder than I thought. 13 hundred meters is not that high but the path starts at sea level. Also, the path is a bit rocky (which is a problem when you're descending). But for me the biggest obstacle was the weather. It's always very windy on top and the temperature is at average 9 dgr lower than in Fort William. And it …

Day 6 - Kinlochleven to Fort William (16 miles)

A travel blog entry by peterward


Wow! My cabin really was like a sauna last night. I didn't need to sleep in the sleeping bag at all last night, I just slept in the sleeping bag liner and I was plenty warm enough. At least all my clothes are dry again for today. The alarm was set for 07:00 so that I had enough time to have a cup of tea, pack my bag and be ready to grab my bacon …

Fort William - Scotland

A travel blog entry by matt.taryn


Hi there,

We left Inverness and headed down to Fort William via a stop off at Loch Ness. We only stayed one night at Fort William, arriving in the afternoon and leaving early the next morning, so we didn't really get to see much. We planned on climbing Ben Nevis (the highest mountain in the UK) in the morning, however, the weather was …

Ben Nevis

A travel blog entry by lostalready


Fort William is a popular tourist spot, mostly because it is situated right next to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK. Ok, its pretty tiny at only 1344m high but remember this is the UK, so you are likely to get cloud, rain, fog and possibly snow, usually all in the space of half an hour.
We were pretty lucky with sunny weather and an …

Day 12 - Old McDonald...

A travel blog entry by charlief


The final stage of the Great Glen Way runs down Loch Lochy and back onto the Caledonian Canal all the way to Fort William and Loch Linnhe. The Caledonian Canal is another feat of 19th century engineering, where rather than use specialist "navvies", the local Highlanders were pressed into service in between their ordinary droving and crofting …

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This hostel, located on Alma Road, Fort William, is near Jacobite Steam Train, Steall Waterfall, West Highland Museum, and Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsFort William Backpackers

    Reviewed by peterward

    I initial impressions are a but shoddy

    Reviewed Nov 1, 2012
    by (9 reviews) Downham Market , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    I'll update this after I have spent my first night here. I have two nights in total.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Fort William Backpackers

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent