Holidaying in Fort William and Ben Nevis
Fort William is the 2nd largest town in the Highlands of Scotland, after the largest Inverness. Fort William is near Glen Coe, Ben Nevis and Loch Linnhe. It is surrounded by mountains, hill, lakes and sea and this scenery makes Fort William and the surrounding areas popular as film sets.
There is a huge downhill mountain bike track in Fort William which attracts many sports fanatics. People travel from all over the world to experience the mountain biking in Scotland. It is a famous track which is both challenging and stunning to the bike riders.
Fort William and Ben Nevis are synonymous with Scotland. The open countryside, the hilly environment and the breath taking sight that is Ben Nevis dominates the Scottish Highlands.
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles. It is 1,344 miles above Fort William and towers over the town in a formidable way. It really is a sight to see Fort William and Ben Nevis create the perfect visionary marriage.
In Gaelic the name for Ben Nevis means terrible or poisonous which might have been due to the size and imposing sight of the mountain in the town.
Walking up Ben Nevis and Fort William
Travelling to Fort William and Ben Nevis is a fantastic journey through Scotland. Once there, if you fancy walking up Ben Nevis then you will need to heed the safety guidelines. Thousands of people have successfully walked up the mountain;
however the weather up Ben Nevis can change from one minute to the next so you will need to be prepared for all elements of the weather. Fort William hotels can give you lots of guidance on how to prepare and what to take with you, as well as letting them know you are embarking on a trek.