The Old Fort
Discover the old fort after which Fort William (An Gearasdan) is named, right by the River Nevis. A wooden citadel was built on the site by Cromwell in around 1654. The citadel was replaced by a much sturdier stone fort in around 1690. The settlement close by was called Maryburgh at the time. It was at the fort in the Governor’s house that the order was signed for the infamous Massacre of Glencoe in 1692. The house no longer exists, but the panelling remains intact in the West Highland Museum.
From mountain top to scenic glen, there is an adventure in Fort William for everyone.
With stunning world class scenery right on our doorstep. Torlinnhe is the perfect place to stay in Fort William..
walking & climbing
From fantastic low level walking to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, you’re sure to find some fabulous walks to enjoy.