Visit and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Fort William, Highlands. This important West Highland centre, strategically placed on the eastern shore of Loch Linnhe under the shadow of Ben Nevis, has been variously known throughout its history as Gordonsburgh, Duncansburgh, and Maryburgh. It had its origins in an earth-and-wattle fort built by General Monk in 1655 and rebuilt in stone in the reign of William III. It successfully withstood an attack during the rising of 1715, and in 1746 it held out for the Government after Fort Augustus had fallen to the Jacobites. It was demolished in 1864 to make way for a railway.
In an 18th century, building in Cameron Square is the West Highland Museum which contains many exhibits of local interest, including Jacobite relics.
Nearby cities: Inverness
Nearby towns: Beauly, Fort Augustus, Kingussie, Mallaig, Oban, Pitlochry
Nearby villages: Ballachulish, Taynuilt
Have you decided to visit or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a bed and breakfast (a B&B or b and b)
- a guesthouse
- a hotel (or motel)
- a self-catering establishment, or
- other accommodation