Hogmanay is Scotland's new year celebration - and it's so boisterous that the whole country takes usually takes two days off to celebrate! Scotland is beautiful in Winter, with snow topped mountain ranges and stunning valleys. Fort William is no exception! Where else should you spend the festive season than nestled in the stunning back drop of Fort Williams mountain ranges and scenic towns.
Fort William is a centre for hillwalking, mountain biking, and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and many other Munro mountains. Its situated at the beginning and end of both the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way. You can keep an eye on the weather conditions by watching the daily images on the Ben Nevis WebCam which looks over to Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor.
Winter weather doesn’t mean you can get out into the great outdoors and enjoy some of the stunning walks, climbing and cycling routes in the surrounding area. Why not challenge yourself to conquer Ben Nevis before the new year rolls in ? Enjoy a warm cuppa at one of the cosy local coffee shops, or stop off for a wee dram at local Ben Nevis Distillery.*
Explore Britain's highest mountain, take a walk in the dramatic landscapes of Glencoe, or go skiing at Nevis Centre. For the less adventurous, you could explore the most westerly point in the UK in Ardnamurchan, or take the picturesque Road to The Isles to discover some of the most beautiful beaches in the world!
There are plenty of things to do in Fort William, from rare wildlife- watching and thrilling outdoors activities to fascinating historic attractions and cultural heritage sites. Keep your eyes peeled for the red deer and golden eagles roam that soar freely across the hills. The coastal regions are playgrounds for healthy populations of otters and seals, not to mention myriad seabirds and other species. For a more historical day out - Why not pay a visit to the Glenfinnan Monument? A moving tribute to those who died fighting the Jacobite cause, framed by dramatic Highland scenery.
With so much on your doorstep, Fort William makes for the perfect festive location for guests looking to celebrate the season. So don’t miss out, book today to secure your accommodation for the festive period and use Highland Holidays as your base to explore the local area this Christmas, and Hogmany!
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* facilities are subject to changes in opening as per government guidelines