Fort William

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Fort William (An Gearasdan) is the outdoor capital of the UK, at the head of Loch Linnhe and at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.It is the northern terminus of the West Highland Way long distance path.



The largest town in Lochaber, Fort William has every facility including hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, supermarkets and a sports centre.

It is a mountaineering centre for Ben Nevis and adjacent mountains. The Nevis Range Gondola system gives access to skiing areas in winter and transports walkers into the hills in summer.Fort William also hosts the Mountain Bike World Championship and Scottish Six Day Motorcycle Trial.


(Above) Ben Nevis rises above Fort William, Viewed from Corpach.
(Below) The Caledonian Sleeper and 'Jacobite' steam-hauled train meet at Fort William, 25/06/13.


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