We are overlooking Loch Linnhe roughly one mile from the Highland Town of Fort William which lies at the base of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain (4409 ft).In Gaelic translates as the ‘Mountain of Heaven’. Beautiful Glen Nevis runs between the mountains to the most spectacular scenery, walks and waterfalls famously used in the filming of Braveheart and Rob Roy.
Glencoe, only a short drive away, offers more spectacular mountain scenery and excellent rock climbing and hill walking. There is an interesting visitors’ centre here with a wealth of information on the “Glencoe Massacre”.
Fort William itself has a variety of restaurants and Public Houses to suite all tastes and budgets. Also, a pool and leisure centre for those wishing to relax or exercise. We host the World Cup Championships for Downhill and 4 x 4 mountain bikes every year at Aonach Mor where a gondola runs up to a Restaurant, with great views of Ben Nevis and surrounding area. Bike hire for cycling in the area can be done locally.
Loch Linnhe, a sea loch at the end of the Caledonian Canal and Neptune’s Staircase. This is a series of 8 locks raising boats over 20 metres over a distance of 500 metres to the canal, which joins Loch Lochy, Loch Oich & Loch Ness (home to Nessie). All three are fresh water lochs until you reach Inverness (66 miles away) and Scotland’s East Coast (Moray Firth).
For the train enthusiasts there is the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig passing Glenfinnan where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the Jacobite standard in 1745. More spectacular scenery and scenes featured in “Harry Potter” will be recognisable.
Stronchreggan View Guest House is the ideal base for experiencing any of this as well as day trips to Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Inverness, Urquhart Castle, Inveraray (Castle), Isle of Mull and much more.
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