Top things to do in Fort William

Top Choice Heritage Railway in Fort William

Jacobite Steam Train

The Jacobite Steam Train, hauled by a former LNER K1 or LMS Class 5MT locomotive, travels the scenic two-hour run between Fort William and Mallaig. Classed as one of the great railway journeys of the world, the rout…
Top Choice Scottish in Fort William

Lime Tree

Fort William is not over-endowed with great places to eat, but the restaurant at this small hotel and art gallery has put the UK’s Outdoor Capital on the gastronomic map. The chef turns out delicious dishes built ar…
Top Choice Books in Fort William

Highland Bookshop

As well as a good selection of fiction and children's books, this shop stocks a superb range of outdoor-related books and maps covering climbing, walking, cycling, canoeing and other subjects. The upstairs lounge of…
Top Choice Seafood in Fort William

Crannog Seafood Restaurant

The Crannog wins the prize for the best location in town – perched on the Town Pier, giving window-table diners an uninterrupted view down Loch Linnhe. Informal and unfussy, it specialises in fresh local fish – ther…
Museum in Fort William

West Highland Museum

This small but fascinating museum is packed with all manner of Highland memorabilia. Look out for the secret portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie – after the Jacobite rebellions, all things Highland were banned, includ…
International in Fort William


Bright and modern in atmosphere, this restaurant takes its inspiration from the owner's travels with a menu that mixes standards, such as burgers and fish and chips, with a selection of dishes from around the globe,…
Tex-Mex in Fort William

Grog & Gruel

Upstairs from the Grog & Gruel real-ale pub is a lively Tex-Mex restaurant, with a crowd-pleasing menu of tasty enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, burgers, steaks, fish and chips, and pizza.
Deli in Fort William


This deli serves great coffee, excellent pizza and delicious sandwiches, including deli classics such as pastrami on rye, to eat in or take away, as well as a range of Scottish cheeses, craft beers and gins.
Sports in Fort William

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

In June, Fort William pulls in crowds of more than 18,000 spectators for this World Cup downhill mountain-biking event. The gruelling downhill course is at nearby Nevis Range ski area.
Pub in Fort William

Grog & Gruel

The Grog & Gruel is a traditional-style, wood-panelled pub with an excellent range of cask ales from regional Scottish and English microbreweries.