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Special thanks to Jana and Volker Uhl from Bremen, Germany for this link to their 360° holiday photographs in Scotland.
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Gowan Brae House
Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
Fort William in the Highlands of Scotland

Fort William Attractions:

Looking down on Glen Nevis from Cow hillThere are many different attractions in and around Fort William for locals and Tourists alike.
Beautiful Glen Nevis lies at the foot of Britains highest mountain and the scenery is truly breathtaking. Accessible by road or foot, the Glen is seven miles long and the road narrows to single track at the Lower Falls. A further two mile stretch ends at the car park where the keen walker can leave their vehicle and take the 20 minute trek through the Gorge. The end of the walk is worth waiting for. Don't forget your camera!!!


Glenfinnan Monument
A 35 minute drive west from Fort William will take you to the famous village of Glenfinnan. It was here, in 1745, that Prince Charles Edward Stewart marched south with the gathered clans.
The Glenfinnan Monument was erected to commemorate all those who fought and died for The Cause.

 

Steam train to Mallaig from Fort William

From mid June until the end of September, "The Jacobite" steam train runs from Fort William to the fishing port of Mallaig following the famous Road to the Isles. Winding its way through Corpach, Glenfinnan and Arisaig the views of the West Highland countryside are second to none. The rail journey crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct, a curved structure of concrete, 100 feet high and 416 yards in lenght. It consists of 21 arched spans of 50 feet each and was built by Robert MacAlpine. This was the first concrete viaduct to be built in Britain. Folklore has it that during construction a horse and cart fell into one of the viaducts piers and remains entombed there to this day.

Listed below are a number of places to visit along with the time taken to get there by road.

Photo Gallery :

 
Entrance to Gowan Brae Guest House Fort William
Bedroom 2 double en-suite at Gowanbrae Guest House
Double ensuite room at Gowan Brae B&B Fort William
Gowan Brae Entrance
Bedroom 2 - Double en-suite
Bedroom 3 - Double ensuite
     
Dning room at Gowan Brae B&B Fort William
Dining room at Gowan Brae B&B Fort William
Deer in back garden at Gowanbrae B&B Fort William
Dining Room at Gowan Brae
Dining Room
Deer in back garden
     
Highland Cattle Glen Nevis Fort William
Highland Cow Glen Nevis
Highland Cattle in Glen Nevis
Highland Cattle Glen Nevis
Highland Cow Glen Nevis
Highland Cattle in Glen Nevis
     
Caledonian Canal Fort William
Ben Nevis from Corpach Basin
Fort William from Corpach
Caledonian Canal
Ben Nevis from Corpach Basin
Fort William from Corpach
     
Neptunes Staircase Caledonian Canal Fort William
Lord of the Glens negotiates Neptunes Staircase
Caledonian Canal beside Neptunes Staircase
Neptunes Staircase
Lord of the Glens negotiates Neptune's Staircase
Caledonian Canal beside
Neptunes Staircase
     
Loch Linnhe
Soutars Lass returning from Seal Island Boat Trip
Sunset from Arisaig
Loch Linnhe
Soutars Lass returning from
Seal Island Boat Trip
Sunset from Arisaig
     
Glencoe
Urquhart Castle Loch Ness
Fort Augustus Abbey Loch Ness
Glencoe
Urquhart Castle Loch Ness
Fort Augustus Abbey Loch Ness
     
Glenfinnan Monument
Glen Loy looking towards Nevis Range
Laggan Dam
Glenfinnan Monument
Glen Loy looking towards
Nevis Range
Laggan Dam
     
Glen Nevis Fort William
Lochan at Glenfinnan
Glenfinnan Monument
The Gorge Glen Nevis
Glenfinnan Lochan
Glenfinnan Monument
     
Glen Nevis Fort William
Goldola Cable Car Ben Nevis
Loch Shiel
Glen Nevis Fort William
Gondola Cable Car Aonach Mor
Loch Shiel from Glenfinnan
     
View from Ben Nevis
Steamtrain over Glenfinnan Viaduct
Steam Train to Mallaig from Fort William
View from Ben Nevis
Steamtrain over
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Steam Train to Mallaig from
Fort William
     
Fort William and Ben Nevis
Glen Roy
Sunset over Loch Linnhe Fort William
Fort William & Ben Nevis
Glen Roy
Sunset over Loch Linnhe
     
World cup Bike Race on Aonach Mor
Ben Nevis and Caledonian Canal Fort William
Gondola and bike up Aonach Mor to Nevis range
World cup Bike Race
on Aonach Mor
Ben Nevis and Caledonian
Canal Fort William
Gondola and bike up Aonach Mor
to Nevis range
     
Mountain Bike World Cup
Last leg of World Cup Bike Race
View from top of Gondola Station on Aonach Mor
Mountain Bike World Cup
Last leg of World Cup Bike Race

View from top of Gondola Station
on Aonach Mor

     
Aonach Mor Ski Runs
Eilean Donan Castle near Skye
Loch Shiel near Glenfinnan
Aonach Mor Ski Runs
Eilean Donan Castle

Loch Shiel near Glenfinnan

     
Entrance to Gowan Brae Guest House
Heavy snow outside Gowan Brae Guest House
Steall Falls - waterfall at Glen Nevis Fort William
Entrance to Gowan Brae House
Heavy Snow outside
Gowan Brae B&B
Steall Falls - Waterfall
at Glen Nevis
     


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