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Caledonian Canal

Caledonian Canal

Winter view of the Ben Nevis range

Whin Knowe from aerial view

Whin Knowe from aerial view

Our Location

How to get to “Whin Knowe”

By Car:

Fort William can be reached via the A84 (Stirling, Callandar, Crianlarich) which is usually better that the tortuous and congested A82 Glasgow- Loch Lomond – Crianlarich route.

From Fort William Whin knowe” is reached by taking the A82 out of Fort William in the direction of Inverness. A couple of miles from town, at Lochybridge junction, turn left at the roundabout/pedestrian pelican lights and cross the bridge, follow the Mallaig road (A830) for 1 mile until it crosses the Caledonian Canal at Banavie. Turn right immediately and follow the B8004 Gairlochy for half a mile. The house is white and is set back a little from the road, on the right, behind some trees. (picture above) A name board at the road end says “Whin knowe”. OS ref for house is NN119777.  We don’t think anybody has ever found us using satnav and postcode alone. A gps or satnav using the above OS co-ordinates or latitude and longitude will work. (Co-ordinates N 56º 51.152´  W 005º 05.131´)

Alternatively, follow the directions above.

By Coach:

Fort William has good coach services from Inverness, Portree, and Glasgow.

By Air:

  1. Glasgow International Airport has the most and generally the cheapest inbound flights. Continental has direct flights from Newark, NJ. Car hire available. Fort William is then a 2 ½ hour drive. Train and coach services also exist.
  2. Inverness Airport is a 2 hour drive away. Car hire available Follow the A82 down Loch Ness side. Coach services available
  3. Prestwick Airport, 32 miles south of Glasgow, is a main base for Ryanair. Car hire available. A 3 hour drive will take you to Fort William
  4. Edinburgh Airport has direct flights from the USA and many from mainland Europe. Car hire available 131 miles from Whin Knowe, allow 3hrs 15mins.

By Train:

Fort William is reached from Queen St Station in Glasgow and thence by the scenic West Highland Line, one of the great railway journeys of the world.


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