Pictures of Fort William Scotland
1. Skiing and SnowboardingPerhaps one of the most preferred winter season pastimes in Fort William is a-trip to go snowboarding or snowboarding within Nevis number just outside the town. With a thorough network of graded runs together with off-piste expanse associated with Back Corries all underneath the shadow of Ben Nevis, you can easily see why this is a well known haunt for snow-sport fans. Additionally it is the newest resort in Scotland if taking on slope on skis isn't your thing or you would like to try one thing slightly different, the Nevis Range also provides other fun winter season tasks including sledging, snowshoeing and even snowfall cycling.
Alternatively, Glencoe Mountain Resort, Scotland's oldest resort could be reached within an hour or so by car from Fort William.
Both hotels supply classes and equipment hire, so even full novices can change up and have a blast from the mountains.
2. Wildlife RecognizingIf you wish to spot the Scottish big five (fantastic eagle, red deer, red squirrel, typical seal and European otter), Fort William together with surrounding area is one of the couple of locations in Scotland which provides the possibility of witnessing all five within one time.
obviously it constantly helps have a specialist on hand to point you in right course and a guided wildlife safari with Ian MacLeod from Wild western will not only considerably increase likelihood of witnessing these iconic types for yourself but also educate you on about the history, tradition, language and geology of this area.
As a result of Ian I discovered a fantastic place which has been set up specifically for viewing red squirrels simply beside the car parking at Glen Righ. I've driven by there on the road to Fort William countless times without realising this wee concealed wildlife jewel existed, obviously i am stopping off there in the foreseeable future.
3. WalkingBeing operating out of the exterior Capital of this UK, it is not astonishing the walking options around Fort William are only tied to your imagination. Although winter months hill-walking needs some experience and equipment, there are plenty of low level walks that may encourage you with stunning snowy hill vistas and perambulating Fort William you are never ever not even close to outstanding view of Ben Nevis towering on the town.
Our favourite cold temperatures stroll is through Glen Nevis to Steall Falls, you can find out about that and a few walks I did in the region right here.
The Outdoor Capital website also offers a selection of recommended walks for different capabilities assuming that isn't enough the nearby Nevis Range has actually 25 kilometers of woodland trails to explore.
4. Treasures of this PlanetThis quirky jewel in Corpach features among Europe's best private collections of invaluable gemstones, crystals and fossils. I first visited Treasures associated with the world significantly more than fifteen years ago plus it probably has not altered a lot ever since then but it doesn't truly matter as there will be something eternal about a destination which includes things since varied as 200 million year old amethyst geodes over 7 foot high, crystals that magically glow in ultraviolet light and a life size T-Rex skull.
I love this place which is a distinctive early concealed gem (no pun intended!), and it is the best destination to shelter when you really need some rest from the winter climate or dozens of outdoor tasks.
5. Old Inverlochy Castle
No trip to the Scottish Highlands is full without a palace and history fix. Although now mainly in harm, Old Inverlochy Castle ended up being perhaps one of the most important castles in Scottish record. Initially dating back to into the 13th century, it was abandoned in 1654 in favour of the nearby huge wood fort that was built to change the original stone fort named “Fort William” after King William III.
Standing in close proximity to where the River Lochy goes into Loch Linnhe, it presented a strategic protective position in the southern end associated with the Great Glen and had been the back ground into the first and 2nd battles of Inverlochy.
Going to off-season increases the likelihood of getting the castle all to your self while the the winter season only causes it to be feel much more atmospheric, i recently can not imagine how cold and depressing it might were to call home in a Scottish palace inside cold winter months days and lengthy winter season nights.