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Travel Blogs from Fort William
We had only one thing on the agenda for today--riding the Jacobite train from Fort William to Mallaig. Since Philip has to concentrate on driving and won't have much chance to see the scenery, we planned the train ride to give him a chance to relax, too. This seemed to be the best spot in our itinerary for a train ride, and it turned out to be a beautiful ride. We drove from the hotel and parked in the lot adjacent to the train station. This was ...
... us around. Glasgow has for a very long time had a bad wrap. But our stay here was just great. We headed out for dinner to the centre of town, found Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurant and sat for another yummy meal and glass of Chillian Sauvignon Blanc. The waitress was lovely 'again' and we got chatting re what we were doing tomorrow. Well we did have sort of plans but was all changed once she mentioned "The Falkirk Wheel" Could not pass up that wonder! The Falkirk wheel is ...
Wednesday 28th May; Carn Liath 1006m, Stob Poite Coire Ardair 1054m, Creag Meagaidh 1128
A wonderful Mountain day!
Martin and I set off promptly, thinking that if the weather turned we would just do Carn Liath then retreat and were walking at 9am from the visitor centre at Aberarder. We followed the excellent path up to the more established birch forest, and ...
... were hit by rain and black
cloud which was heading our way. We were
soon engulfed in a massive downpour, for ¾ hour, bordering on hail. We simply had to put our heads down and squelch up
the 'track', which was pouring with water.
However as we reached the ridge, the rain stopped, and the clouds
cleared to give views along to the summit.
There was some fine ...
A day of driving through the rain. We decided to take a longer route via Stirling rather than head straight for Fort William. I was particularly interested in visiting Stirling Castle. I had seen pictures of this imposing castle high on a hilltop and read about its bloody history and to visit would just involve a short detour. It didn't disappoint, even though the rain continued and we were forced to don not only our waterproof ...
Other places to stay in Fort William
The Parade, Fort William | 3 star hotelfrom $148
North Rd, Fort William | 2 star hotelfrom $164
- Will not stay again
- Good facilities and service
- Find another place to stay!
Achintore Road , Fort William | Hotelfrom $101
Loch Iall, Fort William | Hotelfrom $134
Fraser Square, Fort William | 3 star hotelfrom $159
Achintore Road, Fort William | 2 star hotelfrom $110
Bank Street, Fort William | Hotelfrom $20
Achintore Rd, Fort William | Hotelfrom $146
- Brilliant Hotel
- Five star services!!
- We'll be back
Achintore Road, Fort William | Hotelfrom $149
- Good Value - Clean, Inexpensive and Friendly
- Very satisfied
- Fantastic bed and breakfast
Belford Road, Fort William | 4 star hotelfrom $239
Banavie, Fort William | 4 star hotelfrom $183
Achintore Road, Fort William | Hotelfrom $135
Achintore Rd, Fort William | Hotelfrom $125
High Street, Fort William | Hotelfrom $60
Loch Lochy, Fort William | Hotelfrom $265