Planning a spring getaway? While many of us in Scotland are snowed in this week, it’s the ideal time to plan ahead for sunnier, warmer days! Take a trip to Fort William, one of the UK’s dream holiday destinations! Known as the Outdoor Capital of Scotland, spring is the best time to experience it’s beautiful, natural surroundings.
The team at EasyWays have spent over twenty years organising successful walking holidays around Scotland. Much like the West Highland Way, the Great Glen Way offers a place of relaxation for walkers, who come from all over the world! EasyWays will take care of any burdens, allowing you to have a stress free break.
Where is Fort William?
Located in the west of the Scottish Highlands, Fort William lies on the coast of Loch Linnhe. A relatively small town with 10,000 people, Fort William is very easy to access, bus and train links are available from both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Why Visit Fort William?
Apart from being the home of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, Fort William has a range of outdoor activities to take part in. In the unpredictable climate that is the Scottish springtime, there is an activity or experience for all eventualities! Spend time snow boarding or skiing, with access to two of Scotland’s ski resorts, or in the in better weather, enjoy time mountain biking. Not only is spring a lovely time to visit this part of the country, there are a variety of events taking place at this time of year. Check out our last post for more information.
Great Glen Way
Fort William is also the starting point of the Great Glen Way, a route that will take you through the heart of the Scottish highlands! If you don’t like the sound of walking up the mighty Ben Nevis, the Great Glen Way route is relatively simple and easy to navigate. Ending up in another one of Scotland’s dream holiday destinations of Inverness, the route lasts 6 days and is 73 miles long!
The end point of the Great Glen Way, Inverness, is known as the Scotland’s cultural capital. A rather compact city, it is however the largest town of the highlands, Inverness has an abundance enjoyable activities and experiences. From the botanic gardens to Inverness castle; it is the perfect place to relax after taking part in the Great Glen Way! Though it is embedded in the Highlands, Inverness is also very easy to access by train, bus and plane.
In Fort William you are never at a loss for Scottish culture and charm! If you love whisky, spend time at the Ben Nevis distillery or visit the local shops and cafes in the town centre for some authentic delicacies.
Dream Holiday Destinations with EasyWays
Fort William and the surrounding area are ideal locations to spend time in Spring, heading the nicer weather, treat yourself and visit somewhere new! Immersed in Scotland’s dream holiday destinations you also have the opportunity to walk the beautiful Great Glen Way!