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The original Fort William

The site of the original Fort William where the current town gets its name. Built to keep the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
938fjg
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
Interesting Site

Little remains of the actual fort, but some good interpretation boards have been erected to provide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Buxton68
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site of the original Fort William where the current town gets its name. Built to keep the Highlands in check and named after William Prince of Orange. It is a grassed area with some wall remains and several information panels explaining the history of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Little remains of the actual fort, but some good interpretation boards have been erected to provide the visitor with information. We found these provided about the right amount of information. Worth a visit if you are in the area and have time.

Thank Buxton68
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Do love this place. It overlooks loch linhe and on the other side is morvern. Information board so you can catch up with the history of the place. Do love the plant bord the have put all a long the coastline. There are benches as...More

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

The remains of this fort are just across the road from Morrison’s and easy to miss indeed I missed it last I was here, there not much left of the fort but there is gate way and some quite big walls it free to see...More

Thank CharlesGraham79
Reviewed 2 May 2018

For Dutch people this castel has a historic meaning as it was upgraded from a garizon hut, to a fort on command of William of Orangs during his reighn in England untill 1688. Is shows the remains of the fort, where is stood and its...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 18 January 2018

While it is true that there isn't a great deal to see in material terms, simply strolling around this ancient space is an atmospheric and thought-provoking experience. The base of some original walling remains, and this alone should be sufficient to inspire a little contemplation....More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Flat piece of land with information signs. Nothing to "see" per se. In good weather would be jolly. We went in rain. Very much not recommended in bad weather.

Thank CyuutBen
Reviewed 7 November 2017

stumbled across this while out walking. It sits on the sea front next to some nice gardens. Although there is not much to see it is worth a look and is close to other amenities. A wee bit of history

Thank Irene M
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The ruins are conveniently located on the water front overlooking Loch Linnhe/Loch Eil. There is some information as you enter and a historic record of how the old fort would have looked in its strategic location.

Thank Nessa_S596
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The history of the fort and the area is what you seek. The remains are just that ,remains. What happened over the years and the whys make this a more interesting place to visit and appreciate. I would suggest a guided tour by someone who...More

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This is not a castle as such - it is a'small fort'much of which is destoryed. If you want to see a better castle in Fort William as jed103 has said the Old Inverlochy Castle at PH33 6TF It is a 6 minute drive from... More
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