Fort William is a port town (the 2nd largest) in Scotland's Highlands. Fort William (population around 11,000) is Scottish Highlands' 2nd largest town - following only Inverness (47,000). It is also a major tourist destination, featuring popular sites, such as the Aonach Mor mountain (to the east), the Glen Coe valley (to the south), and Glenfinnan (in the Lochaber area to the west).
Due to the proximity to Ben Nevis and other Munro mountains, Fort William is a centre for hillwalking and climbing. It is also famous for its nearby downhill mountain bike track. It's the start/end of both West Highland Way (Milngavie-Fort William) and Great Glen Way (walk/cycle way Fort William-Inverness).
- A "Waterfront" development was offered by the Council, but there was no strong support for it in the town. This would have included some housing, some shops and a hotel, but it was announced in early 2008 that the waterfront was unlikely to be finished before 2020. It was stated in April 2010 that the plan had been left behind.
- In a celebration of mountains and the unique culture surrounding them, as well as in recognition of the huge importance of walking and climbing tourism to Fort William, the Fort William Mountain Festival is organized there annually. For a few years, the volunteer-led festival had concentrated mostly around film. However, starting in Year of Highland Culture-Highland 2007, the scope was expanded, and dropped the word 'film' from the title.
- Highland Tribes cultural festival is held in the town in July of each year. It focuses on diverse and new Scottish music including lots of local acoustic acts as well as mainstream bands from all over Scotland.
- Fort William Convention, known also as 'Fort Con' is an event on town's calendar held annually. Fort Convention is a celebration of pop culture including artists, authors, films and comics. The first event, held in 2016, had a boosting turnout of 1300 people. The event is set to grow with the next one in August 2017 that moves the convention from late Autumn date to mid-Summer. Previous guests who have appeared include John Altman, William Hope and Virginia Hey.
Highlights: Caledonian Canal, Aonach Mor, Ben Nevis
Fort William tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
Ben Nevis mountain
The Fort William cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Fort William, Scotland.
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Port Fort William cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Fort William, Scotland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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