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Balcarres is located approximately half a mile outside Fort William town centre, off the main road approaching the town from the south. It is in a peaceful elevated position, enjoying great views over Loch Linnhe, and the Morvern mountains beyond.


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

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By Car

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. The AA website contains a journey planner which you may find useful when planning your trip.

If you are travelling by bus, then a regular bus service runs from Inverness in the North, and Glasgow in the south. Visit the Citylink website for details.

By train

Scotrail runs a regular service from Glasgow Queen Street along the famous West Highland line. The train station is a walk of half an hour away, though taxis are readily available at the station and the fare is approximately £3.00. There is also a sleeper service available from London.

By plane

The closest airport is Inverness Airport (70 miles) from where you can hire a car. The closest international airport is Glasgow Airport which is approximately 100 miles away. Car hire is also readily available here.

For taxi travel on arrival in Glasgow, whether within the city or all the way to Fort William, try Glasgow Airport Millennium Taxis.

Guest Comments

Thank you for hospitality (the breakfast was wonderful). Totally enjoyed our too short a stay. HD - Australia

Extremely comfortable, good breakfast and great hospitality. BB - America

Lovely!. Wonderful hosts, extremely helpful, best meal on the trip  for breakfast. Good sleep much needed. Thank you. BW - Gloucs

Thank you for a lovely stay. Good food, great hospitality. Thanks for lift into town. See you again. CS - Notts

Fantastic stay. Thanks. Lovely views, lovely room and breakfast. Lovely people. KM H-on-Sea



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