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The popular town of Fort William is an idyllic holiday location set on the shores of the peaceful Loch Linnhe. Vast moors, towering mountains, sparkling lochs and historic glens are just some of the sights that await you!
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Day One - Home to Fort William
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Fort William, where we’ll check in to the Bay Caledonian Hotel and enjoy an evening meal. (D)
Days Two - Three
We spend the next two days in Fort William, with plenty of time to explore scenic lochs and towering mountains as well as enjoying an included excursion.
We follow the 'Road to the Isles', one of the most naturally beautiful in the world, to visit Mallaig. The town is stunningly situated on the Sound of Sleat and is a popular place to take in some of the most beautiful of Scotland's islands.
You will have plenty of free time to enjoy Fort William, there are a number of activities to enjoy in the town. Stay by the side of Loch Linnhe and soak in the views across the water or if you’re feeling active head up into the countryside around the village for spectacular hillside views.(B,D)
Day Four – Fort William to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)
If you are looking to discover the magnificence of Scotland with scenic views from the hotel and within easy reach of the best the Highlands and Islands have to offer join us at the Caledonian Hotel.
The hotel is set in seclusion on the shores of Loch Linnhe, just a five minute walk from popular Fort William where you can discover Highland history at the West Highland Museum or hop on a loch cruise to take in the landscape from a different perspective. Of course, this area is renowned for the wide choice of fantastic outdoor activities available. If you are feeling particularly active try and tackle Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain which is just outside of town, or follow one of the many more leisurely trails in the area.
Venture out of town and the very best of the Highlands can be accessed on a day trip. A couple of hours drive from Fort William is the stunning Isle of Skye, an isolated island with stunning views from mountainous interiors, rolling green fields and dramatic seaside cliff faces. Or head just over an hour south to explore the bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond and the wider magnificence of the Trossachs National Park.
The scenery doesn’t stop at the hotel door, with tremendous views across Loch Linnhe from the hotel’s recently refurbished bar and lounge area. The views continue in the restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast and evening meals daily while enjoying one of Scotland’s greatest landscapes.
Road to the Isles and Mallaig
We'll follow the famous 'Road of the Isles' from Fort William to Mallaig, the route takes us along the beautiful coastline past beautiful countryside and picturesque little villages that haven't changed outwardly for many years. The town of Mallaig is a typical Scottish fishing village with winding streets encompassing the harbour, it's a great place to wander around and see the wealth of culture and heritage the area offers. On our return to Fort William we will visit the Treasures of the Earth exhibition, one of the largest collections of crystals, gemstones and fossils in Europe.