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Best things to do in Fort William

Museum
“ The West Highland Museum’s collections tell the story of the region and its history, including "The Secret Portrait" of Bonnie Prince Charlie and many other Jacobite artefacts. Also collections on the day to day lives of the West Highland people, archaeology and Victoriana.”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“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 – there are three or four daily fish specials plus the main menu – though there are lamb, venison and vegetarian dishes, too. Two-/three-course lunch costs £16/19.”
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Scottish Restaurant
“Do great cocktails and often have live music playing. They put out a new cocktail menu in April offering watermelon sours, rhubarb and custard, cosmos and many more. ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Great for bargains and they have a great bakery/ pastries selection. I also love their alcohol range and their flavoured gins. ”
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Restaurant
“Lots of whisky and ale options in the bar downstairs and the restaurant offers great tex-mex food. On Friday nights they have live music”
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Grocery Store
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Bowling Alley
“great place for a wet day. huge soft play with areas suitable from baby to approx 10 years. also bowling alley. next door to macdonalds!”
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Restaurant
“In our opinion this is the best Indian in Fort William. They also have a takeaway option. Serve until 11 pm which is a bonus. If booking ask for a window table as you have views over Loch Linnhe.”
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Bar
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“They have a large selection of cocktails and are always adding new ones to their specials board. ”
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Tourist Information Center
“A good place to go and gather information on Ben Nevis and the surrounding area”
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Restaurant
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“Cheap and cheerful. You get a burger and pint for under £10 Serves until 11 -m. No children after 9 pm.”
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Coffee Shop
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“Tasty food, good prices, ethically and environmentally sound small business. Good bread and coffee. Vegan food. ”
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Grocery Store
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Premise
“Good views from the top of Cow Hill - if it's clear you'll see the top of Ben Nevis. Highland cows are normally to be seen on the walk too!”
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Clothing Store
“It's a fantastic climbing and bouldering centre with a cafe and shop. It's also just a few minutes walk from where you'll be staying.”
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Travel Agency
“For a lovely cuise on Loch Linnhe in Fort William, take a Crannog Cruise, and enjoy a meal in the Crannog Seafood restaurant. You will notice it on the way into Fort William, from the Glasgow direction, on the by-pass. It has a red roof and is adjacent to the first main round about as you enter the town.”
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