For those looking to spend some time exploring the bracing great outdoors amidst splendid scenery, things don't get much better than Fort William. Set on Loch Linnhe to the breathtaking backdrop of Ben Nevis (Ben to the locals), the largest town of the West Highlands has been a trusty coach holiday favourite for years. Aside from being the starting (or finish) point of some popular multi-day Scottish rambles from the West Highland Walk to the Great Glen Way, Fort William features many excellent attractions.
Tour Fort William
Among such visitor highlights to visit on a touring holiday are the Ben Nevis Distillery, nestled atmospherically at the foot of its namesake mountain. Marvel at the 178-year old distillery and hear about the legend of giant Hector McDram before having a much-needed dram for the road. Roam Glen Nevis and make like a film star in the place where Highlander, Rob Roy and Braveheart were filmed, or browse local treasures at the West Highland Museum. A no-excuse must is the 84 mile round journey aboard the famous Jacobite Steam Train to Mallaig, breezing its passengers over the 21 arches of the Glenfinnan Viaduct (of Harry Potter fame), past the deepest freshwater Loch in the UK and arriving at the deepest seawater Loch in Britain.