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Let your hair down on one of our fantastic Weekend Plus Breaks, staying at the Caledonian Hotel near Fort William. Included in the trip is a drive along the ‘road to the islands’ with a stop at Mallaig and a visit to the Treasures of the Earth exhibition. On Saturday night you'll be treated to four drinks vouchers to use on a selection of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, as well as fantastic live entertainment. A great way to spend the weekend!
Day One: Home to Fort William
We make our way to the Caledonian Hotel near Fort William and enjoy a fantastic evening meal after check-in. (D)
Days Two to Three
We have included an excursion to the town of Mallaig, travelling along the ‘Road to the Isles,’ a famous part of Scottish culture having been a route along the coast for centuries and due to the beautiful countryside it passes through. The town itself is a quaint fishing port that connects the mainland with the many islands by ferry; on our return to Fort William we will visit the Treasures of Earth Exhibition, one of Europe’s largest collections of crystals, gemstones and fossils. The other day is for you to enjoy at your leisure. There are a number of activities to enjoy in Fort William, most involve the stunning scenery in and around 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
Following breakfast at the hotel we will travel home via the interchange. (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, Mallaig and Treasures of the Earth
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.