Bay Caledonian Hotel
The Bay Caledonian Hotel is nestled in a glorious location overlooking the shores of beautiful Loch Linnhe. Just two miles from the centre of Fort William, close to the breathtaking scenery of Ben Nevis and Glencoe, the hotel is the perfect base for exploring this ever-popular region of the Highlands.
Featuring 81 well-appointed bedrooms the hotel has a choice of basic, high-quality Standard or upgraded contemporary Standard Plus accommodation. The restaurant offers spectacular views of the loch, while the delicious full breakfasts and tantalising 3-course dinners will satisfy even the hungriest of appetites.
Whether you’re looking for an adrenalin-filled break or a relaxing retreat in a beautiful region, there’s so much to do and see around Fort William. The 8-hour hike up and down the gigantic Ben Nevis will be irresistible for the energetic visitor, with the added reward of panoramic vistas across the surrounding mountains. For those looking to unwind, Fort William offers quiet country walks through sweeping scenery, gentle fishing and a host of cosy traditional pubs that serve the finest whiskies. There’s never a dull moment, with a host of shops, cafés and restaurants nearby serving up tantalising treats.
After a day exploring this magical area, you’ll find a welcoming drink awaits you in the hotel’s friendly bar and lounge, where a regular programme of evening entertainment will see the night to a close. Typically, the programme includes vocalists, musicians and a smattering of comedy, usually with a Highland flavour.
The hotel has rooms split across two room types, offering different levels of facility. All rooms feature a comfy bed, television, en suite and tea and coffee making facilities as standard, with additional amenities in higher graded rooms, please click the individual room types below for more information.
Standard Plus Room
Bay Caledonian Hotel
Directions: From the north or south you need to get on the A82, from the south head towards Fort William and the hotel is on the right, about a quarter of a mile after Croit Anna Hotel. From the North go through Fort William and the hotel is on the left, just past Huntingtower Lodge. In both cases, look out for the three flagpoles next to the road.The Caledonian Hotel has plenty of customer car parking right in front of the hotel
Take a hike up the tallest mountain in Britain, which stands at 4,411 feet above sea level. Although the tourist path is well marked and no special skills or gear is needed, it’s not for the faint-hearted, as it takes around 8 hours on average. A gentler and less exhausting option is to take a scenic walk around the base of the mountain where you can also enjoy a dram from the Ben Nevis distillery.
This railway journey is an incredible way to tour the area. It takes you on an 84-mile round trip past Ben Nevis, Loch Morar, River Morar and the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis. Both the trains and the route were used as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. Check the service times before you visit
These beautiful falls are best appreciated as part of a gentle walk, which isn’t too challenging but does require good footwear. Heading to the falls, you’ll be rewarded by the stunning scenery of this beautiful Highland Glen where the local cattle graze. The lower falls are impressive following wet weather, while the higher falls offer a real display of power. With a single drop of 390ft, the falls are Scotland’s second highest waterfall and the views are superb
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