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The Caledonian Hotel, Fort William is a great base from which to explore the surrounding area including:

Loch Linnhe On your doorstep

This 31-mile long lake stretches past the front of the Caledonian Hotel. Bring your binoculars and look out for dolphins, porpoises, golden eagles and other wildlife. Relax and watch the boats sailing past. Or pull on your wetsuit and get out in a kayak for a day of vigorous adventure.

West Highland Museum 2.5 Miles

This fascinating museum is in the heart of Fort William. Known for its Jacobite and Bonnie Prince Charlie collections, it also plays host to a wealth of fascinating collections that offer a window into life in the West Highlands.

Blarmachfoldach Viewpoint 2.6 Miles

The viewpoint on the eastern slopes of Loch Linnhe offers fine views over Fort William, the top of the loch and the surrounding area.

Jacobite Steam Train 4 Miles

This railway journey is an incredible way to tour the area. It takes you on an 84-mile round trip past Ben Nevis, Loch Morar, River Morar and Loch Nevis. Both the trains and the route were used as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films.

Ben Nevis 4.6 Miles

Take a hike up the tallest mountain in Britain – over 1,200 metres above sea level. Although the tourist path is well marked and no special skills or gear is needed, it’s not for the faint-hearted, as it takes around 8 hours on average to climb. A gentler and less exhausting option is to take a scenic walk around the base of the mountain where you can also enjoy a dram from the Ben Nevis distillery.

Steall Falls 10 Miles

These beautiful falls are best appreciated as part of a gentle walk. Heading to the falls, you’ll be rewarded by the stunning scenery of this beautiful Highland Glen. The lower falls are impressive following wet weather, while the higher falls offer a real display of power. With a single drop of over 100 metres, the falls are Scotland’s second highest waterfall and the views are superb.

Glencoe 14 Miles

Famous village in the steep-sided Glencoe Valley, known for waterfalls and trails (as featured in the James Bond film Skyfall), where you can visit the Glencoe Folk Museum.

Glenfinnan Viaduct 19 Miles

The famous viaduct (that features on several of the Harry Potter films) really is a stunning sight – especially when there’s a steam-train chugging across its 1 kilometre span, suspended 30 metres above the surrounding countryside.