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Travel Blogs from Fort William
... The mountain ranges disappeared into the clouds, making the return journey very different from the outbound one. We were tired from a long day and it started raining by the time we headed out for dinner so instead of our usual evening stroll we decided to drive into town. A good idea as the rain continued into the evening. A very pleasant last day in Fort William. Tomorrow we head north to ...
As we set out for home, we encountered more points of interest along the way!
Our first stop was the Battlefield of Culloden, site of the final battle of the Jacobite uprising. The Jacobites were primarily Highlanders and were those who supported Bonnie Prince Charlie as the rightful heir to the throne. On April 16, 1746 on Culloden field, the Jacobites were defeated by the Hanoverian forces of the British government. The battle was ...
The clouds have lifted and although it is still overcast the rain has passed for the moment. It is pretty cold so we have finally unpacked the thermals, gloves and hats. The Isle of Skye is a 2 and half hour journey from Fort William through the mountain ranges. We passed by absolutely beautiful countryside which in winter would be snow covered. The numerous lochs, streams and waterfalls were present at every turn of the road as we twisted our way towards the coast. The ...
... see for miles in every direction and that was the reason for choosing the sight for the castle. We could hardly make out the valley and township below! The road across to Fort William was pretty good, only single lane but relatively straight especially considering the mountain ranges we travelled through. Although there was light drizzle much of the way, the sun did break through on a couple of occasions highlighting the ...
- Clan Donald
was a huge force within the Highland clan system, of which,
the MacDonalds of Glen Coe (or MacIains as they were more specifically
known) were only a small part. Glen
Coe had been home to the MacDonalds since at least the early
14th century when they supported King Robert ...
Other places to stay in Fort William
The Parade, Fort William | 3 star hotelfrom $121
North Rd, Fort William | 2 star hotelfrom $122
- Will not stay again
- Good facilities and service
- Find another place to stay!
Achintore Road , Fort William | Hotelfrom $99
Loch Iall, Fort William | Hotelfrom $85
Fraser Square, Fort William | 3 star hotelfrom $122
Achintore Road, Fort William | 2 star hotelfrom $47
Bank Street, Fort William | Hotelfrom $47
Achintore Rd, Fort William | Hotelfrom $115
- Brilliant Hotel
- Five star services!!
- We'll be back
Achintore Road, Fort William | Hotelfrom $123
- Good Value - Clean, Inexpensive and Friendly
- Very satisfied
- Fantastic bed and breakfast
Belford Road, Fort William | 4 star hotelfrom $155
Banavie, Fort William | 4 star hotelfrom $151
Achintore Road, Fort William | Hotelfrom $122
Achintore Rd, Fort William | Hotelfrom $34
High Street, Fort William | Hotelfrom $73
Loch Lochy, Fort William | Hotelfrom $109