You can see our climate diagram above. July is the warmest month of the year in Fort William with temperatures reaching a maximum average of 66°. No heat wave is expected in February, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 33° low. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is April.
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Our search page's filters will help you find the ideal property in Fort William. In Fort William, 374 properties provide "internet". So, if you need internet access during your vacation, use the internet filter to compare these rentals. Three amenities that are not often available are "saunas," "hot tubs," and "grills."
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Choose Fort William Vacation Rentals For Your Highland Adventures
Lying on the shores of Loch Linnhie, Fort William is a must-visit destination for visitors to the Scottish Highlands. As the largest town in the Highlands, Fort William is the ideal place for you to enjoy the wealth of activites this area boasts. Whether you're interested in hiking, fishing, sailing, skiing or snowboarding, there are outdoor activities to suit every visitor. Located in an area with spectacular scenery in the surrounding lochs and glens, vacation rentals in Fort William are also ideal for nature lovers and budding photographers.
Traveling to Fort William
Fort William is easily accessible from Glasgow, so for international travelers, Glasgow International Airport is the most convenient access point. Car rentals from the airport will give visitors the opportunity to travel up to Fort William in just over 2 hours along the A82. Some flights may also be available into the smaller Inverness Airport, which is a shorter drive to Fort William, usually made in just under two hours.
Alternatively, for those hoping to take a more hands-off approach, a train from Glasgow Central Station along the West Highland Line is the better option. Showcasing the naural beauty of some of the lochs and mountains of the West Highlands, the route from Glasgow to Fort William is one of the most beautiful train journeys in Scotland. Train journeys vary in length so it's worth planning these in advance but they will provide a scenic start to your vacation in a Fort William vacation rental.
Fort William's outdoor attractions
Fort William rests on the northern end of one of Scotland's biggest sea lochs, Loch Linnhe. Fort William vacation homes will put you in the perfect position to enjoy fishing and sailing on Loch Linnhe, as well as kayaking and other water sports. Set within picturesque mountains and hills, Fort William is also ideal for photographers to capture some of the many breathtaking views available from this loch-side town.
Vacation rentals in Fort William put skiers and showboarders in an ideal position to enjoy winter sports that are available late into the season. The Nevis Range Mountain Experience is the best way to enjoy the snowsports and mountains, located just a few miles north of Glasgow.
The West Highland Museum
For holidaymakers interested in Scottish culture, the West Highland Museum in the town center is ideal. A small local museum, it contains a variety of pieces of Scottish memorabilia relating the lives of people in the West Highland up until WWII. Located just off the pedestrianised High Street of Fort William, the West Highland Museum is easily reachable from your Fort William vacation rental.
Fort William vacation rentals provide the perfect base to go off and explore more of the Scottish Highlands; only a short walk from Fort William is the famous Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. There are a number of paths of varying difficulties to the summit - the easiest is the 'Tourist Track', also known as the 'Pony Track.' For more experienced hill walkers, there is a route beginning near Torlundy, reached by traveling a small distance north-east from Fort William. Summer is the better time for holidaymakers to make the ascent; it is recommended that only more experienced, well-equipped walkers attempt the climb during winter and early spring.
Just over 11km south-east of Fort William is Steall Waterfall, Scotland's second-highest falls. At around a 20-minute drive from Fort William, the waterfall is popular with those in search of natural beauty and a scenic walk. Walking boots are strongly recommended when exploring this area, but the walk is certainly worth it for the beautiful views surrounding this waterfall at its location in Glen Nevis.
A must-see stop within easy reach from the Fort William vacation rentals is the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Appealing to both scenery lovers and Harry Potter fans, the Glenfinnan Viaduct is an appealing attraction for adults and children alike. For visitors with car rentals, it takes only around 25 minutes to reach the railway viaduct to witness its scale from a distance. For those that want the true Harry Potter experience or just a journey with a beautiful view, travelers can take the train from Fort William to Mallaig and journey along the Glenfinnan Viaduct itself.
The views given by the train journey are worth the trip, and Mallaig is host to a small number of pubs and restaurants for visitors venturing to the end of the West Highland Line. After an exciting day out on one of Scotland's most beautiful train journeys, you can return to your Fort William vacation home to share a home-cooked meal and fond memories of your trip.
Fort William: Natural splendour in the Scottish Highlands
Scotland's 2nd highest waterfall, Steally Waterfall in Glen Nevi boasts a drop of 120 m. Wear waterproof shoes with a good grip, and take care crossing the wire bridge.
The highest mountain in Britain at 1,345 m, Ben Nevis is a prime location for ice-climbing and mountaineering. On a clear day, the views of the Scottish Highlands are sensational.
Nevis Range Mountain Experience
Take the gondola ride to the top and enjoy a hot chocolate in the Snowgoose Restaurant & Bar. The Mountain Discovery Center provides interesting information on mountain wildlife.
West Highland Museum
Across three floors, this museum recounts the story of the mountainous West Highlands of Scotland, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the Jacobites. Entry is free.
Jacobite Steam Train
Traveling this dramatic route that weaves through hills, lochs and the Glenfinnan Viaduct is an absolute must if you are in the Scottish Highlands. You'll feel transported to a bygone era.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Fort William?
On average, a Hotel rooms or Bed & Breakfast rentals in Fort William costs $65 per night.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Fort William?
Most travelers search for internet, TVs, and yards when booking a vacation rental in Fort William.
How many vacation rentals are in Fort William?
Discover 512 vacation rentals available to book in Fort William.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Fort William?
If traveling with a dog in Fort William, 6% of vacation rentals allow pets.
What's the best time of year to travel to Fort William?
Fort William has its warmest time of year around July and August, with average nightly prices being around $65.
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