Balcarres Self Catering - Fort William


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Balcarres self catering apartments are located in the Highland town of Fort William. They command an ideal position with beautiful views over Loch Linnhe and the mountains beyond, while still being only fifteen minutes' walk from the town centre. Fort William itself sits at the foot of Ben Nevis, and is an ideal base for visiting the north west of Scotland, being within easy reach of Glencoe, Oban, Inverness, and Mallaig with the ferry to Skye and the Hebrides. During the summer, the Jacobite steam train runs between Fort William and Mallaig, and is a treat not to be missed.


Balcarres is ideally located off the main A82 trunk road which runs from Glasgow to Inverness. It is on the south side of Fort William, and approximately one mile from the town centre.


Driving south out of Fort William take the second turning left into Seafield Gardens. Once in Seafield Gardens, continue for approximately fifty yards and then take first turning left up the hill into a private cul-de-sac. Balcarres is located at the end of the drive. For a more detailed view of Balcarres' location click here


To find us when arriving from the South (Glasgow) we are the first road on the right after the 30mph road signs. There is a brown sign on the left saying B and B up hill. Turn into Seafield Gardens and follow the road round and up an incline, you see our sign on the left (it may be obscured by a motorhome,black or light blue car. Just past the sign there is a driveway with a sign for BLYTHEDALE Bed and Breakfast, turn here (it is not a private drive) and drive up and round past Blythedale and Taransay and Balcarres is the last large house of the three. If arriving into Fort William from the north (Inverness) we are the second road on the left after the last roundabout (West End Hotel) heading out of Fort William towards Glasgow (south)

Any problems in finding us please contact us on 01397 704444


By road

The roads to Fort William are a pleasure to drive on, with fantastic views all along the way. Fort William is well signposted with access via the A82 from the North and South. Approximate driving times are one and a half hours from Inverness and two and a half hours from Glasgow.

By rail

Scotrail runs a regular service from Glasgow Queen Street along the famous West Highland line. There is also a sleeper service available from London. Click here for timetable details.

By plane

The most convenient airports are Inverness (70 miles) and Glasgow (100 miles). Car hire is available at both airports.


For any general travel/timetable enquiries, there is a nationwide travel information service available, called Traveline Scotland. One number gives access to information about all rail, coach, bus, ferry and internal air services in Scotland. Telephone 0870 608 2608. Calls will be charged at the national rate.