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- Peaceful park managed with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
- Spectacular Highland scenery at the foot of Ben Nevis
- Enjoy the views and fresh mountain air
What spectacular scenery is this, set in the Highlands at the foot of Ben Nevis, with fresh mountain air and forest footpaths winding... yes, we get a tad poetic when scribbling about the scenery of Scotland. But. Have a look at those site pics.
The vibe at Glen Nevis Caravan & Camping Park is of the peaceful and relaxed sort – pretty much a cert among scenery like this – and is in an award-winning, friendly and popular place about five minutes' drive from the town of Fort William. This is a topping location whatever your tastes: clambering mountainwards, biking through forest, walking by river and sifting through Scotland's history and heritage are all close by.
The Glen Nevis team takes pride in the neat landscape and tidy facilities of the park, which is set over 30 acres of grounds flanked by trees, hedges and shrubs.
And, as you like to see after a day clambering mountainwards, biking through forest etc, Glen Nevis Caravan & Camping Park also comes with a roomy and comfy bar and restaurant (pore over the old photos and the collection of antique kettles while you're there), and a cafe for guests to partake of an appropriately filling breakfast before a day out exploring or a lighter lunch before an afternoon stroll. Cakes, scones and pastries are always on sale too – something else we always like to see...
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First class site with excellent facilities, well organised.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Very large (over 200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Fort William Bus Station — 1.7 miles
1.7 miles Corran (Highland): Bus Stop on A82 — 8.3 miles
8.3 miles Spean Bridge: Bus Shelter Coach Stop — 8.3 miles
- Train stations
Fort William Rail Station — 1.7 miles
1.7 miles Banavie Rail Station — 2.9 miles
2.9 miles Corpach Rail Station — 3.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Fort William Ferry Landing — 1.8 miles
1.8 miles Camusnagaul Ferry Landing — 2.5 miles
2.5 miles Nether Lochaber Ferry Terminal — 8.4 miles
Oban (North Connel) Airport — 26.5 miles
The park is a short drive from the centre of Fort William.
If you are approaching Fort William from the north you will see the signpost on the roundabout just after you cross a bridge over the River Nevis on the way into town.
If you are approaching from the south then stay on the A82 and you will find the signpost at the second roundabout you encounter after bypassing the town.
It is roughly a 45-minute walk to the park from Fort William - just follow the road up the Glen. It's paved all the way.
Fort William - Glen Nevis
Stagecoach operate a daily service from Fort William bus station to Glen Nevis, which runs 2 or 3 times a day in the summer.
Inverness - Fort William
Stagecoach and Scotish Citylink operate daily services operates services throughout the year.
Glasgow - Fort William
Scottish Citylink operates daily services.
Edinburgh - Fort William
Scottish Citylink operates services from May to October.
There is a regular train service from Glasgow to Fort William operated by ScotRail.
You can travel directly to Fort William from London by travelling on the Caledonian Sleeper.
Inverness Airport is the closest airport to the park - it is a 70-mile journey. Cars are available to hire from the airport and there is a regular bus service from the centre of Inverness to Fort William.
Indoors, outdoors, relaxed and active types are sorted here, with activities for all sorts easily accessible within a short drive.
Heading outdoors first (there's a reason why Fort William is nicknamed 'the outdoor capital of the UK'), walks, bike rides, snowboarding, watersports and a whole heap more are all close by. Glen Nevis and its surrounds are crisscrossed with forest and riverside walks for all levels and abilities – and don't forget there's a mountain to climb for those so inclined too...?
Cycle trails are also close to hand, as Fort William is a popular stop for cyclists and has nearby forests with networks of tracks as well as many purpose-built cycle paths. If you want to pedal further, lots of quiet roads leading to remote Highland communities are reachable on day trips.
Snowy pursuits? The slopes of Aonach Mor are open to skiers and snowboarders in the winter and have some smashing runs for snowy sorts of all levels.
Watery and more pursuits? Mountains, forests, lochs and the North Sea are all easy to get to from Glen Nevis Caravan & Camping Park, so curious Georges could try kayaking, go-karting, canyoning, salmon fishing or quad biking in the area among many more...
Less manically, take a Nevis Range Cable Car or visit the West Highland Museum a few miles from base to see the area's scenery and history, or go nature spotting in the surrounding area to look for red deer, pine martens, otters, red squirrels, dolphins, seals, grouse, golden eagles: the Highlands have a nicely diverse range of wildlife and boat tours/guided walking tours are available to spot it in several areas.
Also have a trip on the Jacobite steam train – yes, the one in the Harry Potter films – from June to September and from Fort William to Mallaig; and take a hike to Glenfinnan Monument, the viewpoint and visitor centre at the head of Glenfinnan telling all about the monument and the 1745 uprising. (Glenfinnan Viaduct is viewable from here; you might recognise it from the Harry Potter films too.)
For castles, have a look at Eilean Donan Castle on the road to the Isle of Skye and Inverlochy Castle, the ruins of which date back to the thirteenth century; and for canals, go to Neptune's Staircase and the Caledonian Canal linking Fort William to Inverness, with paths on either side to stroll along.
- West Highland Museum (1.7 miles)
- Ben Nevis Distillery (2.2 miles)
- Nevis Range Cable Cars (2.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.