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Fort William Shore Excursions
At the centre of Fort William is the busy pedestrianized High Street. There a lots of shops selling Scottish produce, including beautiful tartans, comfy woollens, and warming scotch whisky. After browsing the shops you can stop at a local café or pub for a relaxing break.
West Highland Museum
One of the buildings on the High Street is the West Highland Museum whose collections tell the history of the region. Find out all about the Commandos training in Achnacarry Estate before heading off to battle in WW2. And did you know that an old Model T-Ford was driven up and down Ben Nevis in 1911! Other popular exhibits include those relating to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause.
Ben Nevis Distillery
The 178 year old Ben Nevis Distillery is set in a spectacular location beneath towering Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the British Isles. Follow a guided tour around the distillery, then enjoy a wee dram of the golden nectar.
Nevis Range Mountain Gondola
The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola carries visitors effortlessly from 100m up to 650m on the north face of Aonach Mor, a massive mountain that neighbors Ben Nevis. At the top station you can take in the wonderful views, pop into the Mountain Discovery Center, then visit the welcoming Snowgoose restaurant for a bite. There are also two easy well-marked trails for energetic visitors, one to the Sgurr Finnisg-aig viewpoint, the other to the Meall Beag viewpoint. The number 41 bus connects Fort William to Nevis Range.
The road through Glencoe is one of the most scenic in Scotland (best appreciated on a clear day!). Huge mountains tower above on both sides, the Glen’s river plunges down waterfalls and rapids, and the occasional wizened tree tells of the fearsome winter weather. And more, the Glen has a foreboding history of betrayal and massacre. Glencoe is a popular coach excursion from Fort William.