There are several local taxi drivers who know the area well enough and are happy to give tours to non-locals. One which comes highly recommended is Jamie. A local man with a well of knowledge about local walks and sites of geological interest.
Parking in Fort Willilam
Fort William has several car parks, so it should be no problem to find a place for your car. The car parks are well signed, and there are short stay and long stay car parks. The short-stay ones only make sense if you plan to stay for up to 3 hours. For 30 minutes it's 20 p, for one hour 40 p, for two hours 1 £ and for three hours 2 £, whereas the long-stay parking is 2 £ for a whole day. Charges are from Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 18:00.
Sleeping to Fort Wiliam
It has to be the the most civilised, romantic and time-effective way from central London to the heart of Scotland. Every night except Saturday night, Caledonian Sleeper trains leave central London for Fort William.
The Caledonian Sleepers have air-conditioned 1- and 2-berth sleeping compartments with proper beds and washbasin, a plush lounge car with steward service of wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks and snacks, and economy reclining seats.
Cheap 'Bargain berths', priced at £19/£29/£39/£49 one-way are available online-only in limited numbers via www.firstscotrail.com.
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How do I get there?
if you arrive there by Bus you have to know that the Fort William Bus Station is 2.5 miles away. Glen Nevis bus service runs end of May to September only.
Getting there by Train:
Fort William Station is 2.5 miles away.
Bypass Fort William and follow signs to Inverness until you come to a small roundabout. Go straight ahead and Glen Nevis Hostel is 2.5 miles down this road on the right hand.
Turn left out of the train/bus station on to Belford Road. Pass the hospital and Lochaber Leisure Centre. Go straight on at the mini roundabout just past Glen Nevis Campsite.
Hire a Car
We hired a car and drove around the UK... It was easy for us since we are used to driving on the left side of the road, although the strange road signs had us wondering a few times... :)
The roads were all very good except for the traffic jams around the larger cities...try to avoid 'peak' hours if you can help it.
The distances between cities in the UK are all fairly short, it doesn't really take too long to get anywhere except if you stop for photos every few minutes. ;)
Greyhound Taxis in Fort William
great taxi company wish they were all like them great with pets my dog was not a hassle with lots of space for them to
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Use a car
The best way to enjoy the area is to come with a car.
We saw a tourist that came by bus and missed the bus and he had to stay for 2 hours to the next one.
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