'Whin' is Scottish for Gorse - a bright yellow flowered bush that blooms profusely all over the hill in spring - 'brae' is of course Scottish for hill - hence Whinbrae, yellow flowered hill, onto which the growing town of Fort William has spread, and where you will find Whinbrae. Where to Find Us


Fort William is set on the shores of  Loch Linnhe, amongst Scotland's most spectacular scenery...The Highlands ...and is the ideal base for a variety of activities and interests and exploring the west of Scotland. The white beaches and turquoise sea of Arisaig and Morar are only an hours drive away.


Climb the infamous Ben Nevis, or take a gentle walk. There are walks or climbs to suit everyone. Watch the boats navigate through Neptune's Steps. Cruise on Loch Linnhe, try pony trekking or mountain biking. In winter - ski, or snowboard in one of two resorts - Glencoe or the nearby Nevis Range. Non-skiers could take the Gondola. There are short walks at the top and The Snow Goose Restaurant for refreshments. For the mountain bike enthusiasts there is The Witches Trail, and the UK's most challenging downhill track - all the way from the top of Aonach Mor.


Take the Jacobite Steam Train to Mallaig; a boat to the Small Isles with their magical names.... Iona; Rhum; Eigg; Muck; Mull; or go “over the sea to Skye”; take the short drive to Glenfinnan, where Charles I landed for the 1745 uprising, visit Loch Ness and hunt for the Monster; visit the harbour town of Oban; or the capital of the Highlands, the City of Inverness. The choices are endless.


Fort William itself is a quiet little town, offering restaurants, bars and shops, there is a newly refurbished Leisure

Centre; the West Highland Museum; Ben Nevis Distillery, and much more.




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‘Whinbrae Cottage’

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