Croit Anna Hotel

Achintore Road
Drimarben
Ft. William
Inverness-shire
PH33 6RR

Email: croitanna@leisureplex.co.uk

Tel: 01397 702268
Fax: 01397 704099

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Croit Anna Hotel,
Fort William


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  • Situated two miles south west of Fort William on the shores of Loch Linnhe
  • Spectacular mountain and loch views from the lounge, bar and most bedrooms
  • Large lounge with loch views
  • Large bar leading into the extensive restaurant, both with superb views
  • Free WiFi in lounge, bar and all bedrooms
  • TV lounge on the first floor
  • Entertainment most evenings
  • No lift but many ground floor rooms available
  • All 92 bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, internal telephone, free WiFi, hair dryer and Freeview TV with radio channels
  • All bedrooms have bath or shower and WC
  • Central heating throughout
  • Entire hotel, including all bedrooms, is a no smoking area
  • Extensive parking for both cars and coaches

    Hotel Facilities

  • Large bar where entertainment is provided five evenings per week
  • Large quiet lounge on the ground floor with magnificent sea views
  • TV lounge on the first floor
  • Check in from 16:00. Check out by 11:00. Additional charges apply where earlier check in or late check out are required
  • Note for clients with mobility impairment. The reception, bar and restaurant are all on the same level and accessible from the car park without the need to negotiate any steps. The TV lounge is on the first floor. There is no lift and there are many ground floor rooms although there are some changes of level on the ground floor.

    Dining

  • Our restaurant has magnificent loch views and can seat 200 people
  • Breakfast: We provide a waiter served breakfast from 08:00 to 09:30 with last orders at 09:00
  • Lunch: We offer bar snacks in the Bar at lunch time. Lunch is also available in the restaurant for pre-booked parties.
  • Dinner: We provide a waiter served table d’hote dinner from 18:30 to 20:00 with last orders at 19:15
  • Special Diets: A selection of vegetarian options is available on the dinner menu. For a more efficient service we recommend these are requested in advance of the meal. Special diets can also be catered for on request; we ask that you contact us at least seven days prior to arrival and provide a diet sheet.
  • To see our current menu, please follow this link.
  • 92 bedrooms on Ground, 1st, and 2nd floors. We do not have a lift but we have a large number of ground floor bedrooms (some with sea views)
  • 27 double rooms, 38 twin rooms, 19 single rooms and 6 rooms with a double and a single bed
  • We have 46 rooms with excellent sea views where you can sit by the window and enjoy the fantastic views of the loch and mountains
  • All rooms have central heating or individually controlled electric heating but we do not have any rooms with air conditioning
  • All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and Freeview TV with radio channels
  • All rooms have free WiFi and a telephone for communication with other rooms and hotel services and receiving incoming calls (but we do not have an outbound direct dial service)
  • All bathrooms are equipped with a bath or shower and WC. Most rooms have a shower rather than a bath; if you have a strong preference for one or the other, please tell us when you make your booking because we are often fully booked and it can be difficult to change rooms on arrival
  • Cots can be provided on request in any room type except single rooms
  • Ironing facilities are available from reception
  • Smoking is prohibited in all of our bedrooms
  • We do not provide room service in normal circumstances

Fort William is the largest town and the principal tourist centre in the western Highlands. It is ideally situated at the southern end of the Great Glen, on the shores of Loch Linnhe nestling in the foothills of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain.

The resort is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain. Deep, crystal clear lochs reflect the towering mountains whilst amongst the rugged Highlands there are peaceful, secluded glens and rich fertile valleys.

The lochs provide a host of watersports whilst there are challenging golf courses, sporting trails and of course, exciting Highland games for which Scotland is justifiably famous. For those who do not feel quite up to scaling Ben Nevis on foot, nearby Aonach Mor, a winter ski-resort, offers Britain’s only alpine cable car, rising over 2,000 feet to the Snowgoose restaurant, from where there are spectacular views of the Great Glen.

In Fort William itself there is a wide range of fine shops, award-winning restaurants, essential services and recreational facilities. From the resort, there are numerous sites of cultural and historic interest to visit, including Aonach Eagach, the setting for the blockbuster film 'Braveheart' and some of the scenes from 'Harry Potter' were filmed against the backdrop of Glen Nevis.

This region also boasts a number of castles, monuments and battlefields which detail the clan in-fighting and the Jacobean Rebellion of the past. To the west there are numerous fascinating headlands and islands, including the Isle of Skye, with its outstanding wildlife.

Whether you are looking for astounding beauty, historical myths and legends or simply a haven of tranquillity, Fort William and its surroundings offers all this and much more.

Whatever you choose to do by day, make sure to save some energy for the evening and sample the terrific summer shows, lively bars and pubs, for it is at night that Blackpool really stands out as the most exciting of all Britain's resorts.

Town Centre

Fort William is a busy market town which offers a wide range of shops and services, including major supermarkets and businesses selling outdoor and activity wear, books, tartans, tweeds, woollens and crafts, mostly along its pleasant, pedestrianised main street.

Activities and Attractions

Tourist Information
Tel:01397 703781
www.visit-fortwilliam.co.uk

West Highland Museum
Tel:01397 702169
World famous for its Jacobite collections, the museum also has fine collections relating to social history, archaeology and geography.
www.westhighlandmuseum.org.uk

Lochaber Leisure Centre
Tel:01397 704359
The centre's facilities include a swimming pool with water slide, squash courts, fitness suite, sauna, solarium and climbing wall.
www.highlifehighland.com

Fort William Cruises
Tel:01397 700714
Take a cruise from the town pier along Loch Linnhe and see the seals and fish farm. Daily cruises from April to October and evening cruises from mid June, including an evening cruise to Loch Eil with optional buffet dinner.

Ben Nevis Cable Car
Tel:01397 705854
The gondola is the only one of its kind in Britain and visitors are rewarded with stunning views and clean mountain air.
www.nevisrange.co.uk

The Jacobite Steam Train
Tel:01524 732100
Described as .... 'one of the great railway journeys of the world', enjoy breathtaking scenery aboard the train featured in the 'Harry Potter' films.
www.steamtrain.info

Events

Road to the Isles Agricultural Show
Taking place in Cumusdarach in June, the show is an exhibition of animals and crops native to the region.
www.road-to-the-isles.org.uk

Fort William Mountain Festival
Takes place in February and features a range of activities including walks, exhibitions and and discussions.
www.mountainfestival.co.uk

Ben Nevis Race
Tel:01855 841276
This famous event is a race to the top of Britain's highest mountain, which takes place in September.
www.bennevisrace.co.uk

Six Days Trials
Held in May, the event welcomes riders from around the world to compete in time trials over varying terrain.
www.ssdt.org

Lochaber Highland Games
Taking place in late July, the programme of events includes piping, dancing, lifting and racing.
www.visit-fortwilliam.co.uk

Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival
Held on the shores of Loch Lomond in September, the festival is a celebration of traditional and contemporary Scottish cookery.
www.lochlomondfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

For up to date details on events:
www.visitscotland.com

Places of Interest

The Clan Cameron Museum
Tel:01397 712480
In the castle grounds at Achnacarry there are exhibits about the clan and regimental history, plus Bonnie Prince Charlie and Commando artefacts.
www.clan-cameron.org

Inveraray Jail
Tel:01499 302381
This award-winning attraction shows the courtrooms and the torture chambers used by the Scottish legal system of the past.
www.inverarayjail.co.uk

Loch Lomond
Tourist Information Tel:01389 722199
The largest body of freshwater in Britain is surrounded by delightful bays, rising hillsides and quaint villages.
www.visit-lochlomond.com

Mallaig
Along the famously scenic 'Road to the Isles' to this delightful fishing port, superbly situated overlooking the Sound of Sleat and the Cuillin Mountains of Skye.
www.road-to-the-isles.org.uk

Oban
Tourist Information Tel:01631 563122
The largest resort on the north-west coast, Oban offers an exciting mix of history and culture. The town is overlooked by McCaig's Tower, a striking unfinished replica of Rome's Colosseum which dates from the Victorian period, as do many of the town's buildings. The busy harbour is a constant source of interest and the views from here have inspired poets, authors and artists for centuries.
www.oban.org.uk

Isle of Skye is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to this region and with good reason; Portree, the capital town has pretty pastel cottages lining its natural harbour, whilst the northern Trotternish Peninsula is dotted with fascinating geological wonders such as Quirang and Old Man of Storr.
www.skye.co.uk

Isle of Mull has a landscape of wild beauty, despite being just a few miles from the Scottish mainland. Its highest mountain, Ben More, rises to over 3000 feet and is surrounded by smaller, but just as spectacular hills. The coastline is made up of many inlets and sandy bays looking out to the smaller islands to the west. The area is steeped in history, from the early Christian settlement to the 1745 Jacobite rebellion led by 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'. Craignure, the main ferryport in which this tour is based, has several attractions close by, including Toronsay Castle with 12 acres of landscaped gardens which can be reached via a Narrow Gauge Railway from Craignure. Mull's largest resort, Tobermory, lies to the north of the island. Its crescent of brightly coloured houses sweeping around the harbour gives it an air more reminiscent to the Mediterranean than the island's capital.
www.holidaymull.co.uk

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