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Fort William, Scotland

by WCC on May 23, 2012

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Fort William, with about 9766 inhabitants is the largest city in the western Scottish Highlands. It lies on the shores of Loch Linnhe, at the southern end of the Great Glen. Due to its proximity to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, is a tourist stronghold Fort William with shopping streets, hotels and bars.

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Fort William is situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe at the mouths of the rivers Lochy and Nevis. The city and its neighborhoods are by featured mountains like Ben Nevis is surrounded and is due to the curvilinear coast of the longest bay (hole) in Scotland. Loch Eil is another bay, which is near the city with the Loch Linnhe links.

The nearest large towns are Inverness (approx. 104 km) to the northwest, and Glasgow in the south (approximately 160 km). Among the smaller varieties include Mallaig, Fort Augustus and Oban. Glenfinnan is a well known site about 25 kilometers west of Fort William, where the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct (also known as the Harry Potter bridge is located).

Originally, the area around Lochaber country of Clan Cameron. There were a number of settlements of this clan in the environment (for example Blarmacfoldach). The city has a 1650 by Oliver Cromwell, under the name Fort Inverlochy castle founded developed. By 1690 the fortress was William III. (Engl. William III.) in Fort William renamed. During the first place even the name Maryborough led, then Gordon Pittsburgh and later in Duncan Borough has been renamed, he eventually took the name of the fortress itself.

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