Ports

Fort William - UK, Scotland

Fort William lies at the inland end of Loch Linnhe under the snow-capped Ben Nevis where you visit the Clan Cameron Museum. Nearby at Corpach is the terminus of the spectacular Caledonian Canal, completed by Telford in 1822 to allow ships to avoid the perils of the Pentland Firth and maurauding French pirates. The first flight of locks, known as Neptune's staircase, rises 72ft in only 500 yards. From here take a tour and gondola trip up Aonach Mor for spectacular views of Ben Nevis.