Bank Street Lodge, Bank Street, Fort William, PH33 6AY
Bank 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. Some rooms have TVs and are en suite (twins, doubles and family). 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! 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.
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43: 6 x 4, 4 x 3, 1 x 7
All year (closed for 3 days at Xmas). 24 hour reception. Entry from 1.00pm, depart by 10.00am.
From £18 to £25.00 per person. Group rates available.
Booking advised. Deposit required for long stays or groups.
Head for town centre via the underpass, 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.
Train and bus stations at Fort William, 500 metres from Lodge.
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Bunkhouse accommodation in the town that styles itself ‘The Outdoor Capital’ of Britain: Fort William.
Bank Street Lodge offers bunkhouse accommodation in the town that styles itself ‘The Outdoor Capital’ of Britain: Fort William. It is just 100m from the pedestrianised heart of the town with all the facilities you’d expect from a small town and all the convivial hospitality you’d expect from The Highlands. The Bunkhouse provides a self catering kitchen and lounge as expected, but with some rooms having TVs and en-suite shower rooms, there are a few more facilities than some offer. Sharing the building is The Stables Restaurant where you’re welcome to dine instead.
Fort William sits at the south-western end of The Great Glen, overlooked by the Nevis mountain range on one side, including – obviously – the towering and daunting Ben Nevis, and the tranquil sea loch on the other.
I visited Fort William as part of a skiing trip. The Gondola runs way up into the mountains. If it is not snow season, you can race your mountain bike down the trails and tracks used by the world cup of Mountain biking. Check out the MTB facilities through the ‘Outdoor Capital’ website and you’ll see that the area is simply littered with top cycling spots. You may be, like me more of a walker, and Fort William rewards the adventurous: Glencoe, Ben Nevis, The West Highland Way are all names to make the walker’s juices flow.
I could continue: skiing, climbing, watersports…there is certainly some veracity to Fort William’s capital claims.
Photo credit VisitBritain – Joe Cornish
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.
Town centre self catering accommodation
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 is in the town centre and offers good value accommodation.