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Holiday Cottages in Fort William, Wester Ross and the Isle of Skye
Fort William sits at the north-easterly end of Loch Linnhe, right at the base of Ben Nevis. The highest mountain in Scotland. For anyone seeking spectacular views and excellent hiking, this is as good a base as any. If you prefer horse riding or mountain biking these are also options. If you like your activity on the water, then you are spoiled for choice with Loch Lochy also close by. You’re never far from a distillery in Scotland and you will always be sure of a warm welcome in every Scottish town. Find your perfect holiday cottage in the Fort William and Wester Ross area today with Discover Scotland.
Wester Ross is the name given to the area north-west of Fort William. It’s home to one of the lowest population densities in Europe, with just 1.6 people per km2. The quality of the scenery and range of wildlife within this area is well recognised and boasts National Scenic Area and Biosphere Reserve status. The very best way to explore Wester Ross is via the North Coast 500, a 516-mile scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness Castle.
The Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly island of the Inner Hebrides. The capital, a town called Portree, is famed for it’s picturesque harbour, designed by Thomas Telford. It is a hugely popular tourist destinations with excellent leisure facilities including boat cruises, horse riding and a swimming pool, not to mention plenty of shopping opportunities. Beyond Portree, popular attractions include the Cuilin Hills, made up of two rocky ranges offering some of the best rock climbing in Scotland, The Quiraing, a natural ridge of high cliffs and low plateaus situated at the northerly tip of the Island and a photographer’s dream, and Dunvegan Castle & Gardens to the west.
Places To Visit
‘Munro bagging’ is a popular past time among walkers and climbers – the aim, to scale Scotland’s 282 munros (hills). At 4,411 ft, Ben Nevis is the highest on the list and undoubtedly one of the most challenging.
Attadale Gardens are long established, award winning gardens offering a diverse range of plants, magnificent sculpture and stunning views over to Skye. The gardens comprise over 20 acres.
A cultural community centre, located in Portree on the Isle of Skye, hosting live music, comedy, exhibitions, cinema and dance.
Nevis Range Snowsports
Nevis range, on the mountain of Aonach Mor, offers skiing and snowboarding at heights up to 3900 ft. Their winter season generally runs from late December – April, depending on the weather.
Bealach na Ba
Not so much a place to visit, rather a drive offering some truly breath-taking views – a winding single track road through the mountains of the Applecross peninsula.
An ancient landslip located on the Trotternish Ridge at the northern tip of Skye. The area is of outstanding natural beauty but The Needle, The Table and The Prison are particularly memorable.