I absolutely love Fort William. It’s definitely one of my favourite towns in Scotland and I love visiting it. Not just because the views over Loch Linnhe to the Ardnamurchan peninsula are incredible, or the drive through Glencoe which precedes it, but also because usually when we’re staying there it’s a precursor to heading even further up north.
For example, we stayed there a week or two ago overnight as we were headed up to near John O’Groats and although we just stayed in the Travelodge it was still lovely. (I also got to have wine inside a restaurant for the first time since October but that’s besides the point).
We also took the opportunity to visit a couple of places just on the outskirts of the town, and I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight these as places you can visit easily for some nice views without too much of a walk!
First up, we have the shipwreck at Corpach. It’s particularly photogenic as it has Ben Nevis looming up right behind it.
A short walk from the car park at the harbour at Corpach, the wreck has been there since 2011 and is definitely worth a swatch.
Next up, we have my favourite place to take a mirror selfie; it’s a little installation next to Neptune’s Staircase at Banavie. We nearly always make a little stop here for a new pic. It’s called Neptune’s Mirror and has been there for a number of years now.
I should add that I doubt its main purpose is for mirror selfies but it’s an added bonus!
Last up we have the old Inverlochy Castle ruins which are also just on the outskirts of Fort William. I’m always a fan of a good ruin and this ticks all the boxes! It’s also in a lovely setting next to the water.
Do you have a favourite place in Fort William?