Bank Street Lodge, Bank Street, Fort William, PH33 6AY
Call Reception on 01397 700070
OverviewBank Street Lodge is situated 100 metres from Fort William High Street which has numerous shops, pubs, restaurants and banks. There is a fully equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, cutlery and crockery provided. The common room lounge has a TV, it also provides tables and chairs for eating self prepared meals, and a snack vending machine. All bedding is provided. Our en-suite rooms (twins, doubles and family), some of which have recently been refurbished,have TVs and tea/coffee making facilities. WiFi is also now available throughout the Lodge. The Stables Restaurant, at the front of the building, serves fine food for lunches and dinners (also breakfast from May to September) - treat yourself! Dog friendly by arrangement (Please note there is a £10 cleaning fee levied) Fort William is an ideal base from which to enjoy walking, climbing, cycling or mountain biking. The world-renowned Nevis Range Mountain Bike Trails and Ski Centre are only a short distance from the town centre. Three star STB rating. This accommodation is featured on our map of Loch Ness, Fort William and Inverness and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:43: 6x4, 4x3, 1x7. Various single, twin and family (4) ensuite rooms.
Open:All year except Xmas. All day access. Entry from 1pm, depart by 10am.
Price per night:From £18 to £25 per person. Group rates available.
Booking:Booking advised. Deposit required for long stays or groups.
Directions:Head for town centre via the underpass from the transport centre, turn left after Tesco supermarket on Bank Street, then head up the hill for 150 metres. Hostel is above the Stables Restaurant. Car parking is available.
Public Transport:Train and bus stations at Fort William, 500 metres from Lodge.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map, the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way.
It has availability at New Year.
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September 30th 2015
From my starting point I’m approximately one hour into my walk up Ben Nevis mountain. It’s raining with a slight headwind, in front are a young couple in jeans, sandals and a showerproof kagools. We are all in the early stages of climbing Ben Nevis. Who would have thought their would be snow ahead?Read More
Accommodation at the start of the Great Glen Way
November 22nd 2019
Most people walking the Great Glen Way start in Fort William, which has the train station on the West Highland Line and plenty of coach and bus links. Bank Street Lodge offers good value accommodation in the centre of town.
The Great Glen Way can be walked in 3 to 5 days undertaking a distance between 11 and 22 miles a day. There are Independent Hostels along the way providing accommodation that caters specifically for long distance walkers and mountain bikers on the trail. The Great Glen Way travels from Fort William, the largest town in the West Highlands, to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. It is a way marked walk of around 75 miles. The route follows the natural fault of the Great Glen which divides Scotland in half. Most of the route is at low level alongside the water and is a good first walk for those new to long distance walking in the Highlands.
The Great Glen Way is most often walked in 4 or 5 days by those undertaking an average distance of 13 miles a day. Here is a page showing the stages of The Great Glen Way and ideal places to stay.
Stay a while
June 7th 2019
In the centre of Fort William, the Outdoor Capitol of the UK
Bank Street Lodge offers en-suite private rooms and hostel style dorms of 4 beds. There are self catering facilities and the bars, restaurants and cafes of Fort William are close at hand. In the magnificent Highlands of Scotland, Fort William is at the foot of Ben Nevis surrounded by an natural adventure playground of mountains, moors and valleys. Bank Street Lodge is a great base from which to enjoy the great outdoors, or to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery on a tour of the area.
Bank Street Lodge.
March 4th 2018
At the start of the Great Glen Way
Fort William calls itself The Outdoor Capital of the UK. With a chuckle, I wonder if there are towns in The English Lakes or Snowdonia who’d like to challenge that! The Highlands of Scotland are certainly a great outdoor adventurous playground, and nestled at the foot of mighty Ben Nevis on the edge of sea loch, Fort William is in an enviable location.
For many who challenge themselves by walking the Great Glen Way, Fort William is their starting point. Bank Street Lodge in Fort William offers good value accommodation to these sorts of hardy explorers. Blessed with a proximity to the train station serving the West Highland Line (a train route well worth enjoying!) and loads of bus and coach links, it is an easy place to get to and to shoulder your pack and to walk from.