Fort William lies on the west coast of Scotland and is the largest town in the western highlands. Ben Nevis, which is the highest mountain in the United Kingdom, is very close by and the rest of the scenery is simply breathtaking.
The history of Fort William spans back to Oliver Cromwell's invasion at the time of the English Civil War, and owes its name to William of Orange who was King of Scotland from 1689.
In more recent times the town as become best known for its outdoor activities, especially; mountain climbing/biking, hill walking and water sports on Loch Linnie and Loch Eil. Fort William also marks the last point of the famous 'West Highland Way', a 95 mile long foot path that includes much hill walking.
On a less arduous note, movie goers familiar with the area may have noticed that the 2007 blockbuster 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' had its opening sequences filmed in the town.
This is one of the most popular areas in Scotland to visit for tourists and hill walkers alike, and is often referred to as the outdoor capital of the UK, due to the excellent variety of land and water based activities.
Fort William and its array of neighbouring villages offer a wealth of accommodation opportunities for travellers from all over the world. The famous Highland hospitality can be sampled in any number of hotels, holiday cottages, bed and breakfasts and local hostels.
In the featured listing above, we are profiling what we believe to be an excellent selection of holiday cottages in Fort William and the surrounding area. Please click on any of the pictures shown to be taken to a detailed page that provides further information and additional pictures on your selection.