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About Ben Nevis in Fort William Scotland

This section of the Visit Fort William website is all about Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles which dominates the landscape of Fort William, outdoor capital of the UK.


Ben Nevis, or the 'Ben' as it is fondly known locally, sits majestically at the head of Loch Linnhe, its presence obvious from all corners of Fort William and some parts of Lochaber. Visit Fort William Ltd operates the Ben Nevis HDWebCam from Woodside B & B at Tomacharich, just outside Fort William town centre

The dramatic effect of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, is emphasised by the fact that it begins its rise from sea-level on the shores of Loch Linnhe, to tower 4,406ft (1,344m) above the town of Fort William, providing an almost paternal presence.

What does 'Nevis' mean? The river and glen running past the mountain both carry the name, as does the remote sea loch at Knoydart, 40 miles to the west. In Gaelic the mountain's name, Beinn Nibheis, has been linked with Irish and Gaelic words meaning poisonous or terrible, implying a fairly ominous character.

Ben Nevis, although not as high as Alpine mountains, is positioned on a more northerly latitude and the climate can be considered similar to Arctic regions. While there may be a welcoming sea breeze on the shores of Loch Linnhe, 20-30 knots of chilling wind may be evident on the summit of the Ben. Many walkers/climbers find weather conditions changing within minutes - usually for the worse - as they work their way up the mountain. Those walking up the mountain footpath should be warned that the the mountain can be intolerant of the inexperienced, ill-prepared walker!

Guidance and information about walking up Ben Nevis is available by clicking the Mountain Footpath link or checking out safety and common sense advice. There are also links to books about Ben Nevis, the Ben Nevis Observatory, annual events and Ben Nevis Distillery.

Thousands of people walk up Ben Nevis every year and the vast majority do so in safety, taking common sense measures to make sure they stay safe while on the mountain. We hope you enjoy your own experience of walking up Ben Nevis and have a great time ! If you are looking for a good place to stay, check out our accommodation section or try some of our premium advertisers on this page. If you are considering a guided walk up Ben Nevis, this area of the site may be of help to you.

The Willows Guest House Fort William

The Willows Guest House Fort William
The Willows is a family run B&B situated by the shores of Loch Linnhe with views of the Ardgour hills. Located close to fort William town centre it is approximately a 10 minute pleasant stroll along the gardens of Loch Linnhe to the...
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Achintore Road, None, Fort William, PH33 6RQ
Tel: 01397 705122

Alltonside Guest House

Alltonside Guest House
Alltonside is a modern 3 star guest house situated just over a mile from Fort William town centre. It commands fabulous views over Loch Linnhe and the hills beyond. We offer you a comfortable and friendly stay. Each of our six ensuite letting...
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ALLTONSIDE GUEST HOUSE, ACHINTORE ROAD, Fort William, PH33 6RW
Tel: +44 (0) 1397 703542

St Andrews Guest House

St Andrews Guest House
Only minutes from Fort William town centre and within walking distance of the train station and bus stance, St Andrews House is a wonderful, Victorian building and home to the Wynne Family. Originally the rectory and Choir School for St Andrews...
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Fassifern Road, Fort William, PH33 6BD
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 703038

Distillery Guest House

Distillery Guest House
Distillery House is set in the extensive grounds of the former Glenlochy Distillery with its fine distinctive distillery buildings forming a backdrop to one of the most attractive areas in Fort William. The House is situated on the banks of the...
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Nevis Bridge, Fort William, PH33 6LR
Tel: 01397 700103

Taransay Bed & Breakfast

Taransay Bed & Breakfast
Taransay Bed and Breakfast is a quality, friendly B&B, rated 4 star by Visit Scotland. Our rooms consist of 2 singles (1 private bathroom 1 en-suite) 1 twin (en-suite) and 1 family / double room (en-suite). . We are situated in an elevated...
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Taransay, Seafield Gardens, Fort William, PH33 6RJ
Tel: 01397 703964

Kilmalyn Bed and Breakfast

Kilmalyn Bed and Breakfast
Kilmalyn is a 19th century former manse, restored to a high standard and offering high quality accommodation in each of our rooms. Our 3 large rooms are each furnished to a high standard with king-sized beds and luxury en-suite bath rooms or...
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Kilmalyn, Corpach, Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7JS
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 772 210

A Room with a View | Bed & Breakfast, Fort William

A Room with a View | Bed & Breakfast, Fort William
Short breaks and weekend breaks in Fort William available all year round. A MARVELLOUS view awaits when you book and stay at our excellent B&B in Fort William. Snowsports are go in Fort William - come stay with us for a couple of nights -...
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Woodside , Tomacharich, Fort William, PH33 6SW
Tel: 01397 705897

Minaig Bed & Breakfast

Minaig Bed & Breakfast
Minaig bed and breakfast offers a warm welcome and a comfortable room for your stay in Fort William. Our family home is a 15 minute stroll to the town centre with fine loch views all the way. We have two ensuite bedrooms with lots of home...
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Achintore Road, Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RN
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 708446

Glentower Lower Observatory

Glentower Lower Observatory
Glentower Bed and Breakfast in Fort William is the former Lower Observatory building where the mountain observatory Superintendent used to live and work. Today, our home is a fabulous, modern guest house located on the lochside, a few minutes...
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Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RQ
Tel: 01397 704007

Inverlochy Villas

Inverlochy Villas
Inverlochy Villa in Fort William offers spacious and comfortable rooms with a continental breakfast service to your room. We are open all year and guarantee a warm Highland welcome to all our guests. Hospitality trays in every room include teas...
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Fort William, PH33 6TQ
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 703337

Achintee Farm Guest House

Achintee Farm Guest House
Achintee Farm Guest House is beside the river in Glen Nevis, at the start of the Ben Nevis footpath. We offer a peaceful, relaxing stay with plenty of walking right from the front door and mountain views all around. The West Highland Way...
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Achintee, Glen Nevis, Fort William, PH33 6TE
Tel: 01397 702240

The Grange Bed & Breakfast

The Grange Bed & Breakfast
Fort William's fabulous 5 star Guesthouse looks forward to welcoming you to our comfortable home. Tucked away in its own grounds overlooking Loch Linnhe Yet only 10 min walk from the town centre offering luxury rooms with both traditional...
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Grange road, Fort William, PH33 6JF
Tel: 01397 705516

Burntree House Bed & Breakfast

Burntree House Bed & Breakfast
Situated in an exclusive and peaceful residential area of Fort Wililam, Burntree House is the ideal base for your holiday in the Highlands. Nestling in the shadow of Ben Nevis, yet within walking distance of Fort William town centre, the house...
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Burntree House, Lochview Estate, Fort William, PH33 6UP
Tel: 01397 701735

Anagrae Bed & Breakfast

Anagrae Bed & Breakfast
Anagrae Bed and Breakfast in Fort William town centre enjoys an elevated location looking over the town and to the hills of the Great Glen. Our deck is a great place to hang out and enjoy the views with a glass of wine. We offer three comfortable...
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Fassfern Road, Fort William, PH33 6BG
Tel: +44 (0) 1397 701762

Ossians - budget accommodation

Ossians - budget accommodation
Ossians offers budget accommodation in the centre of Fort William. Only 100 meters from the end of the West Highland Way, and close to rail and bus stations, it's ideally placed for backpackers and tourists for simple but clean and tidy hotel...
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Ossians, High Street, Fort William, PH33 6DH
Tel: 01397 700857

Torbeag House - B & B near Ben Nevis

Torbeag House - B & B near Ben Nevis
Torbeag House is just 4 miles from the Highland town of Fort William, (the Outdoor Capital of the UK), yet set in the peace and tranquility of the Great Glen, facing Ben Nevis Britain's highest mountain. Torbeag is a substantial family...
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Torbeag House, Muirshearlich, Banavie, Fort William, PH337PB
Tel: 01397 772 412

Westcourt Bed and Breakfast

Westcourt Bed and Breakfast
Westcourt Bed & Breakfast in Fort William is situated 5 minutes walk from Fort William's shops, bars and restaurants with fabulous views over Loch Linnhe and the Ardgour hills. Our B+B is newly renovated to a very high standard. We offer...
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westcourt, achintore road, Fort William, PH33 6RQ
Tel: 01397 708801

Braeburn Guesthouse

Braeburn Guesthouse
John and Julie Mackin look forward to welcoming you to their spacious and beautifully appointed home, where your comfort is always our top priority. Braeburn is a family run house set in its own grounds with beautiful views of Loch Linnhe and the...
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Braeburn, Badabrie, Banavie, Fort William, PH33 7LX
Tel: 01397 772047

Tower Ridge House Bed and Breakfast

Tower Ridge House Bed and Breakfast
Tower Ridge House is a family run business offering comfortable, affordable accommodation in a relaxed and friendly environment. Guests will enjoy the tranquil setting to this quiet 3* Visit Scotland rated Bed & Breakfast set in its own...
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Tower Ridge House, Torlundy, Fort William, PH33 6SN
Tel: 01397 704 783

Ardlinnhe Bed & Breakfast

Ardlinnhe Bed & Breakfast
Ardlinnhe offers a unique experience for visitors to Fort William. We have a superb location facing Loch Linnhe and three quality ensuite bedrooms to ensure your stay is a very comfortable one. With lots of private parking and only a 5 minutes...
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Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RQ
Tel: 0044 (0)1397 700 639

Glen Marie B & B

Glen Marie B & B
With wonderful views of near by Ben Nevis, and a pastoral landscape of grazing horses outside the front door, Glen Marie B & B is a place worth considering for a visit. We're only 10 minutes from the town centre, yet enjoy a quiet...
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Glen Marie, Tomacharich, Fort William, PH33 6SW
Tel: 01397 704745

Mrs MacDonald's B&B Fort William

Mrs MacDonald's B&B Fort William
Number 81 - a small, comfortable and friendly B&B near Fort William town centre with TV, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and Hairdryers in rooms. We are quite near Fort William bus and train stations. Full Scottish Breakfast or Vegetarian available....
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81 Alma Road, Fort William, PH33 6HF
Tel: 01397 703757

Lawriestone Guesthouse Fort William

Lawriestone Guesthouse Fort William
Lawriestone Guesthouse in Fort William is a traditional Victorian villa overlooking Loch Linnhe and the Ardgour Hills. This superb quality, four-star Fort William bed-and-breakfast is a short walk into the town centre along Seafield Gardens, to...
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Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RQ
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 700777

Innseagan House Hotel Fort William

Innseagan House Hotel Fort William
The New Innseagan House Hotel in Fort William Hotel The Innseagan House Hotel is a small hotel with breathtaking views across Loch Linnhe. Your host Alexandra, welcomes you to the relaxed family atmosphere, good food, roaring fires and a...
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Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RW
Tel: + 44 1397 700841

Mansefield Guest House

Mansefield Guest House
Set in mature gardens with mountain views, Mansefield, a popular guest house in Fort William, lies on the Road to the Isles and only a few hundred metres from the Caledonian Canal and the Great Glen Way. Corpach Station is 200 metres away and the...
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Mansefield Guest House, Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7LT
Tel: 01397 772262

Dalchreggan House, Fort William

Dalchreggan House, Fort William
Dalchreggan House is a grand Victorian villa with large, spacious bedrooms close to Fort William's town centre. This traditional bed and breakfast in Fort William offers Highland hospitality in quality ensuite rooms. Dalchreggan looks out...
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Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RQ
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 704826

Crolinnhe Bed and Breakfast

Crolinnhe Bed and Breakfast
A superb, secluded bed and breakfast with it's own extensive gardens and views overlooking Loch Linnhe. This lovingly restored Victorian villa is a haven in the Highlands. Crolinnhe is a 5-star establishment offering exceptional levels of...
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Grange Road, Fort William, PH33 6JF
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 703795

Camus M-Athair Bed and Breakfast

Camus M-Athair Bed and Breakfast
We look forward to giving you a friendly welcome at Camus M-Athair (gaelic for Bay of my Father). We are situated on Achintore Road - the A82 into Fort William from the south and have stunning views over Loch Linnhe to Glen Stronchreggan and the...
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Camus M'Athair, Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RW
Tel: 01397 701107

Burnlea Bed and Breakfast Fort William

Burnlea Bed and Breakfast Fort William
Burnlea bed and breakfast in Fort William has stunning, uninterrupted panoramic views over Loch Linnhe to the hills beyond and is just a mile's scenic walk from the shops, restaurants and pubs of Fort William. Free parking, free Wi-Fi, superb...
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Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RN
Tel: 01397 706307

Rustic View Bed and Breakfast

Rustic View Bed and Breakfast
A superb, secluded Fort William bed and breakfast with it's own extensive gardens and views of Ben Nevis. We offer exceptional comfort in one of our ensuite rooms with every facility you might imagine from an established 4 Star property....
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Rustic View, Lochyside, Lochyside, Fort William, PH33 7NX
Tel: 01397 704709

Ben View Guesthouse

Ben View Guesthouse
Ben View is a large, traditional stone villa located in Fort William town centre. We offer a wide range of rooms from family, doubles and twins, most which are ensuite - with their own private facilities. Our bedrooms are tastefully, and...
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Belford Road, Fort William, PH33 6ER
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 702966

Torcastle House Bed and Breakfast

Torcastle House Bed and Breakfast
Open all year. Torcastle House is our family home. Newly built in 2010, we offer a high standard of accommodation and welcome you to stay with us to enjoy the stunning and peaceful setting at Torcastle. Torcastle is accessed through a tunnel...
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Torcastle House, Torcastle, Banavie, Fort William, PH33 7PB
Tel: 01397 701633

Acarsaid Bed & Breakfast

Acarsaid Bed & Breakfast
Our comfortable Fort William bed and breakfast is located by the A82 with stunning, unrestricted views across Loch Linnhe towards the Highland glen Stroncreggan, yet only 15 minutes walk from the town centre via Seafield Gardens. All our rooms...
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Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RW
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 701200

Guisachan Guest House

Guisachan Guest House
A warm welcome awaits you at Guisachan House, a family run private hotel in Fort William offering bed and breakfast in Fort William. We are situated on an elevated position off the main road with views over Loch Linnhe and surrounding hills only...
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Alma Road, Fort William, PH33 6HA
Tel: 01397 703797

Myrtlebank Guesthouse - Fort William accommodation

Myrtlebank Guesthouse - Fort William accommodation
This Victorian villa has superb views across Loch Linnhe yet is only 5 minutes walk from Fort William's shops, restaurants and bars. Our Fort William guesthouse is maintained to a very high standard offering an excellent choice of rooms from...
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Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RQ
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 702034

Tigh na Drochaid Bed and Breakfast

Tigh na Drochaid Bed and Breakfast
Tigh na Drochaid (Bridge House) is a family run bed and breakfast in Fort William. Our newly built detached villa is located at the entrance to Glen Nevis and very close to restaurants, bars and shops. Ben Nevis is a mere 10 minute walk away as...
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Glen Nevis, Fort William, PH33 6PF
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 704177

Keirlee Bed & Breakfast

Keirlee Bed & Breakfast
Keirlee Bed and Breakfast has been providing a comfortable and friendly place to stay in Fort William for more than 30 years ! We are a short walk from the west end of the town centre and Seafield Gardens by the shore of Loch Linnhe. We offer...
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36 Grange Road, Fort William, PH33 6JF
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 702803

St Anthony's Bed & Breakfast

St Anthony's Bed & Breakfast
MARCH SPECIAL OFFER- £50 for two people, en suite double room, Bed & Breakfast St Anthony's is a quiet comfortable Fort William Bed & Breakfast situated in the middle of town in an elevated position giving lovely views over...
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St Anthony's, Argyll Road, Fort William, PH33 6LF
Tel: 01397 708496

Ardarroch Cottage B&B

Ardarroch Cottage B&B
Ardarroch Cottage is a small friendly Bed & Breakfast that offers an exceptional standard of accommodation and service. We are situated only 8 miles from Fort William on the beautiful “Road to the Isles” with excellent transport links to...
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Ardarroch Cottage, Kinlocheil, Kinlocheil, Fort William, PH33 7NP
Tel: 01397 722204

Chenderoh Guesthouse

Chenderoh Guesthouse
Located on Fort William's "Golden Mile" - a lovely loch-side approach to Fort William, Chenderoh Guesthouse welcomes couples and adults looking for comfortable accommodation within walking distance of the town centre. Our 1930s...
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Fort William, PH33 6RQ
Tel: +0044 (0) 1397 704689 - please phone - NO email

Ashburn House

Ashburn House
Ashburn Guest House is a beautiful Victorian villa located near the shores of Loch Linnhe and only 10 minutes walk to the town centre. We have 6 individually-decorated bedrooms, all en-suite - 1 single and 5 doubles. One double room on the...
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Ashburn House, Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RQ
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 706000

Ardmory Bed & Breakfast

Ardmory Bed & Breakfast
Ardmory B&B in Fort William is a modern house with a spacious garden in a quiet street close to the town centre with private parking and convenient for railway and bus stations. There are panoramic views over Loch Linnhe and surrounding...
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Ardmory, Victoria Road, Fort William, PH33 6BH
Tel: 01397 705943

Stronchreggan View Guest House

Stronchreggan View Guest House
Stronchreggan View is a family-run Fort William guest house on the shores of Loch Linnhe over looking the Ardgour Hills. It's an ideal Fort William B&B base for touring the Highlands and the surrounding area of the West Highlands. This...
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Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RW
Tel: 01397 704644

Lochview House

Lochview House
Lochview House is situated on the hillside in a quiet location, above the town of Fort William, with panoramic views over Loch Linnhe. Accommodation The house provides 3 star quality bed and breakfast for the visitor in the guest house and...
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Lochview House, Heathercroft, Argyll Road, Fort William, Fort William PH33 6RE
Tel: 01397 703149

Gantocks Bed & Breakfast

Gantocks Bed & Breakfast
The Gantocks, a Visit Scotland 5 star B&B, is spectacularly situated overlooking Loch Linnhe and the Ardgour hills. A Panorama bathed in ever changing light. Three gorgeous en-suite rooms with sumptuous super king beds on the ground floor....
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Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RN
Tel: +44 (0) 1397 702050

Lochan Cottage Guest House

Lochan Cottage Guest House
A warm welcome with a Dutch touch awaits all our guests, the moment they arrive at Lochan Cottage. We offer a choice of 6 bedrooms with twin beds or kingsize double bed, most of which have views of the garden or mountains. Beautifully furnished...
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Lochan Cottage Guest House, Lochyside, Lochyside, Fort William, PH33 7NX
Tel: 01397 702695

Strathavon Bed and Breakfast

Strathavon Bed and Breakfast
Strathavon has a bright and contemporary feel to welcome our guests to our comfortable and friendly Fort William B & B. We offer four ensuite bedrooms with private facilities, each with its own character. Breakfast is served in our bright...
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Strathavon Cottage, Grange Road, Fort William, PH33 6JF
Tel: 01397 705033

Beinnard Bed and Breakfast

Beinnard Bed and Breakfast
Beinnard Bed and Breakfast in Fort William offers four bedrooms in our family home which enjoys an elevated location with great views looking over the town of Fort William and Loch Linnhe. Our deck is a great place to relax on a nice afternoon or...
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Argyll Road, Fort William, PH33 6LF
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 704760

Gowan Brae House

Gowan Brae House
A warm highland welcome awaits you at Gowan Brae which was built at the turn of the 20th century and is situated on the hillside above the town overlooking Loch Linnhe and the Treislaig Hills. We offer two double ensuite rooms and one twin room...
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Union Road, Fort William, PH33 6RB
Tel: 01397 704399

Stanton Villa Bed and Breakfast

Stanton Villa Bed and Breakfast
Stanton Villa Bed and Breakfast is a friendly family run Bed and Breakfast, just 6 miles from Fort William, Outdoor Capital of the UK. We are overlooking the beautiful Locheil where you may see seals, otters and a variety of other wildlife....
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Stanton Villa, Camus Na Ha, Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7NN
Tel: 01397 772 913

Garadh nan Ros Bed & Breakfast

Garadh nan Ros Bed & Breakfast
A warm Highland welcome awaits you at "Garadh nan Ros" - Garden of the Roses. Our two bedrooms - one a twin bedded room, the other a double - are both ensuite with toilet and shower. TV and tea/coffee making facilities are provided. We...
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Sutherland Avenue, Fort William, PH33 6JT
Tel: 01397 703861 (please phone - I have no computer)

Carinbrook Guesthouse

Carinbrook Guesthouse
Here at Carinbrook Bed and Breakfast in Fort William, you will receive a warm, Highland welcome to our home. Carinbrook offers one twin-bedded ensuite and three double ensuite B&B rooms, plus one single ensuite room. Each of our comfortable...
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Carinbrook, Banavie, Fort William, PH33 7LX
Tel: 01397 772318

Torlundy House

Torlundy House
Torlundy House is a family run Guest House located in the rural settlement of Torlundy some 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Fort William in the Highlands of Scotland. The owners, Michael and Maxean, previously owned Mayfield Bed & Breakfast and...
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Happy Valley, Torlundy, Fort William, PH33 6SN
Tel: 01397 703320

Buccleuch Guest House

Buccleuch Guest House
With fine views over Loch Linnhe and the hills of Ardgour, Buccleuch B & B (pronounced 'Buckloo') provides a great place to stay while visiting Fort William and touring the West Coast of scotland. Our spacious, Victorian (circa...
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Buccleuch Guest House, Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RQ
Tel: 01397 701276

Fassfern Bed and Breakfast

Fassfern Bed and Breakfast
We are just a 2/3 minute walk from Fort William town centre and also the end of the West Highland Way. Situated on the shore of Loch Linnhe, we have stunning views across the loch towards the Ardgour hills. Our all our rooms are en-suite with...
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Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RQ
Tel: 0044 (0) 1397 704298

Torlinnhe Guest House

Torlinnhe Guest House
Andy and Sue Keen would be delighted to welcome you to Torlinnhe for an exceptional b&b experience. Our guests’ comfort and enjoyment is our top priority! Right from the moment you call us to enquire you will find us friendly and welcoming....
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Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RW
Tel: 01397 702583
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