Braeside House Bed & Breakfast Fort William
Fort William and Lochaber offer year round activities such as fishing, sailing, cycling, climbing, hill walking, white water rafting and skiing in the winter. We also have some of the most beautiful scenery to photograph including when taking the steam train to Mallaig, walking the Great Glen, the West Highland Way or the Caledonian Canal.
WALKING - some of the most beautiful trails for all ages and abilities can be found in Fort William and the Lochaber area. For the more adventurous, Fort William marks the end and the beginning of two of the most famous walks in the UK which attract challengers from all over the world. It marks the end of the West Highland Way from Glasgow, and the start of the Great Glen Way to Inverness.
Ben Nevis is Britains highest mountain standing a proud 4,409 feet above sea level. It attracts over 120,000 climbers a year, but don’t be put off by the scale! Other more manageable and remarkably beautiful walks can also be achieved in Glen Nevis, famous for its many film locations and the Glen Nevis River Race, taking in the breath taking beauty of Steall Falls (know as the wedding veil).
The Nevis Range offers a range of activities to keep individuals and families occupied. Take the Gondola up to Aonoch Mor mountain and enjoy some amazing walks and views. Some of the attractions on offer at the Nevis Range are: Mountain biking and the UK World Trial SPEA FIM championships in July, there is High Wire Adventure and Ceilidh nights to enjoy. Even in the winter there is adventure to be had on the ski slopes and open all year round is the Pinemarten café & bar and the Snowgoose restaurant & bar where you can enjoy the most stunning views at approx 2,000 feet while relaxing with refreshments.
The Caledonian Canal and Neptune’s Staircase, where you can view boats lined up for over 500 yards awaiting their turn to be raised 70ft above sea level to sail through the eights lochs that connect Loch Linnhe with the freshwater lochs of the Great Glen, Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and the famous Loch Ness.
If you like Whisky then why not visit the Ben Nevis Distillery, sample the local delights and maybe even buy a few souvenirs from the gift shop, or have a coffee and snack while making up your mind which whisky is to your liking.
Glenfinnan visitor centre and Bonnie Prince Charlie monument and a fabulous view of the viaduct seen in the Harry Potter movies.
Ardnamurchan the most westerly point in mainland Britain. 130 miles of beautiful coastal drive from Fort William.
Castles are a common site in Scotland, castles near Fort William include Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness and Eilean Donan Castle on the road to Skye.
The Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge was erected in memory of the officers and men of the Commandos who died in the Second World War 1939–1945.
Fun and adventure on the ice at the Ice Factory in Kinlochleven.
Distances to other places from Fort William:
Glen Coe – 40 minutes
Fort Augustus - 45 minutes (take a boat tour on the Loch Ness)
Oban - 1 hour (catch the ferry to Mull & other islands)
Mallaig - 1 hour (take the ferry to Skye and other Islands)
Aviemore (Cairngorm National Park) - 1 hour 15 minutes
So if you are looking for a family adventure, a healthy lifestyle break with all the clean air and walking on offer or some of the more active sports, and you are looking for the ideal resting place, then come and see us at Braeside House for a few days and enjoy our hospitality and all that Fort William and Lochaber have to offer.
Braeside House offers free wi-fi, ample bike storage and are pet friendly.
We have three lovely en-suite rooms; 2 doubles (one which can take 3 people using a guest bed) and a twin. All rooms have a hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview TV, free Wi-Fi and a radio alarm clock. There is ample free guest parking around the house. We can also provide an iron and ironing board and can do wash loads for you at £4 per load to wash and dry
We offer a large breakfast selection including a full cooked which is served between 7.30 and 8.30 am in our delightful conservatory overlooking the loch.
If you need to make special arrangement or have special dietary requirements, then please advise us when booking so we can try to accommodate your needs.
We are not a licensed establishment, but should you wish to relax with a bottle of wine or share a wee dram with friends old or new, then please feel free to do so, providing you do consider our other guests. We have a wonderful seated patio area and a conservatory with the most spectacular views for you to relax and enjoy.
We are open during Christmas and New Year.
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This page was last updated: 29 January 2012