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Fort William or An Gearasdan is a large town within the council area of Highlands, lieutenancy area of Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom. It lies in proximity with the Loch Linnhe and mouth of the rivers Nevis and Lochy.  Aberdeen, Glasgow, Mallaig and Oban are the nearest places from Fort William. 

The area was historically primarily under the Clan Cameron. The town grew near the fortress made to govern its locals after the English Civil War. Fort William's most sought after features include its cultural heritage, shopping destinations, magnificent environment and ideal outdoor sports venues.

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Top Attractions within Fort William

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the country. It is situated around two miles from the centre of Fort William. Numerous walking paths, climbing areas and opportunities to enjoy unique experiences are only some of the possibilities you will have when planning a vacation at Fort William. Rock formations and history and the development of Ben Nevis will be accessible for all visitors at The Glen Nevis Visitor centre that lies near the area.

Glen Nevis Visitor Centre stands near the banks of River Nevis within Glen Nevis, Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom. The venue showcases a large number of items that tell a lot about the area's natural history and geology. It is the ideal stop over to learn more about the area especially to those who wish to engage in a number of outdoor activities like leisure walking and hiking.

Jacobite Steam Train is located within The Railway Station, Fort William, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom. The train travels from Fort William to Mallaig and is highly popular for both locals and tourists for its interesting features, the scenic views it shows its passengers a long the way and for being featured in the world-renowned movie, Harry Potter as the Hogwarts Express.

Old Inverlochy Castle can be found at Off A82 near the banks of River Lochy and the town of Fort William in Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom. The castle dates back the 13th century and is currently on ruins. The site however still has its thirty-foot tall curtain walls intact. The historical estate used to serve the Comyns of Badenoch and Robert the Bruce. It also witnessed a number of battles. The site is famous for its historical value and contributions, its beautiful parkland and architectural style.

The Caledonian Canal was designed and constructed by Thomas Telford along a geological faultline which runs from Fort William in the South West to Inverness in the north-east. It was open for shipping in 1822 and today is owned and operated by British Waterways. The canal and it's locks allow for exploration of the area and the lochs that it uses and the canal towpath also provides a walking or cycle route. 

Treasures of the Earth lies within Corpach, Fort William, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom. It is a fantastic destination that homes collections with over five hundred million years of history. Amongst the venue's large collections are the casts of a Sabre-tooth tiger and T-Rex, fossils, insects trapped in amber, crystals and priceless gemstones.

West Highland Museum sits within Cameron Square, Fort William, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom. It features wide variety of collections e.g. locally found artifacts, Alexander Carmichael collection, books, Jacobite collections and the Golden Coin collection. The museum is one of the finest places to visit in Scotland that tell a lot about the country's culture and history.