Fort William is the main town near the foothills of Ben Nevis. It also represents the start or end of the Caledonian Canal, which runs to Inverness on the east coast. The West Highland Way ends here and The Great Glen Way starts here. The area is a walker’s paradise. Glen Nevis Visitor Centre provides interesting displays of local attractions as well as general information about the area including Ben Nevis.
Many of the buildings in Fort William are stone built and the town is clean and pleasant. The local people are keen to welcome visitors and there are numerous hostelries in which to sample local ale. There are several outdoor shops in the town centre. Over recent years the area has become a set for film producers with films like Braveheart, Harry Potter and Highlander being filmed here. Travelling to Fort William by car will give some of the best views anywhere in the U.K. particularly travelling through Glen Coe. There is also a rail and bus link to the town.
The road along Glen Nevis runs for approximately 7miles. You will find the Visitor Centre, the Glen Nevis Caravan & Camping Park and the youth hostel along this road.
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