Fort William Pontoons: Fort William is situated in the Centre of the Highlands of Scotland and nestles at the foot of the UK’s highest mountain Ben Nevis. The Achintore Mooring Owners Association and Fort William Marina & Shoreline Company are delighted to welcome any visitors to our area. We can provide the following:
• 2 nominated visitor short stay moorings (numbers 11 and 13) suitable for boats up to 45 feet / 12 tonnes
• Long stays can be accommodated on other moorings by negotiation
• Access to shore either at yacht club or on the pontoons next to the West End Car Park for close access to the Town
• Water by carrier available at Yacht Club or in Canal Basin
• Showers available at Yacht Club
• Access to Town Centre from Pontoons
• Fuel can be purchased from Morrisons (approx. 1m) or in Canal Basin
• Shops, hotels, cafés, pharmacies and restaurants in Town Centre (approx. 5mins walk from Pontoons)
• Real Ale at Grog & Gruel (dog friendly) or Nevis Sport
• Ferry to Camusnagaul across the loch
• Repairs can be carried out by Corpach Boat Builders – www.scottishboatyard.co.uk or www.mackenziemarinemaintenance.co.uk
• Lots of hotels and B&B’s in Town Centre and outlying areas
• Good transport links – train station, bus station, taxis available from outside Tescos
• On main road up West of Scotland (A82)
• Bus links to Glasgow Airport & sleeper to London
• Car hire available from local companies
• The Old Fort – 10 minutes walk along the waterfront
• Old Inverlochy Castle – 5 minute taxi drive
• The Parade – East end of the High Street where the soldiers paraded from the Fort
• West Highland Museum – free to visit and fascinating insight into the history of the area
• The Sore Feet Statue – West end of the High Street, end of the West Highland Way
• Gardens – from the pontoons turn right out of the car park and carry along the waterfront
• Ben Nevis – the highest mountain in the UK
• Glencoe – 20 minutes taxi to visit the village of Glencoe, the location of the most heinous crime in which the Clan Campbell soldiers were taken into lodgings during a bad snow storm, stayed with their hosts for around 2 weeks and were then ordered to slay them!
• The old Jacobite Steam Train – you can travel like Harry Potter on the Old Hogwarts Express over the Glenfinnen viaduct passing the Bonnie Prince Charlie memorial and end up in the lovely little fishing village, Mallaig!
• Loch Ness – 1 hour taxi to Fort Augustus passing the awe inspiring Commando Memorial on the way and see if you can see Nessie!
• Aonach Mor – 30 mins taxi and take the mountain gondola to see amazing views and have a coffee at the restaurant at the top of the Nevis Range!
• Ben Nevis Distillery – 10 mins taxi and go on a guided tour around our 178 year old whisky distillery and ‘take a dram’ and savour the Uisge beatha – the water of life
• Glen Nevis – 20 mins taxi, one of the most scenic glens in Scotland where Rob Roy and Braveheart were filmed and see the lovely Lower Falls and maybe young people jumping into the deep waters below!
• Free WIFI is available in Cameron Square in the centre of the town
• Cash machines are available attached to the various Banks in the town centre along the High Street.
• Tourist Information – at the east end of the High Street.
• Nearest Beach – 10mins by taxi to Caol beach, 45mins by taxi to Morar Sands.
• Weather – we have very changeable weather so be prepared and always carry a jacket with you. It is advisable to dress for all occasions. Don’t be caught out!