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  Welcome to Fort William !

  Monday, July 25, 2016

Welcome to Fort William - The city with the Hogwarts Express!

Sitting at the head of Loch Linnhe, a sea loch, and at the foot of Ben Nevis, Fort William is the major town of the south­western Highlands of Scotland. As the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland, with around 10.000 inhabitants, it is a major tourist centre and a centre for hillwalking and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and many other Munro mountains. Although English is the most commonly spoken language, Gaelic is spoken by around 7.3% of the inhabitants.


Glasgow offer exciting bus tours, wisky tours and walking tours, if you want visit the region this is the best way to do it. Relaxed you on one of the parks or gardens and enjoy the see that offer some of them.You can also visit museum or if you prefergo go on the Theatre Royal you welcome the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet andthe Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Necropolis a point that all dare not visit but which is special for its beauty. On a hill east of Glasgow and the Scottish city cemetery .It is one of the few cemeteries have a report on the dead, with their age, occupation and cause of death.
Glasgow Cathedral ­ High Kirk it was built in 1136 by the King David, although was destroyed many times and now it has a dark colour due to contamination of the city.
George Square, It is the major square of Glasgow and the meeting place must for city dwellers and tourists who visit. It has a lot of statues of famous people of British culture
Gallery of Modern Art, it was a center of trade and business for 100 years, where information and goods are traded. Today, GUM follows the philosophy of exchange and has become a center for people to gather, analyze their artistic skills and learn. Inside the gallery, you'll see a corner with folios and paintings to make your self­portrait and on the top floor give art classes.
It's free. They open at 10:00 am (except weekends opening 1h later) and close at 17.00h (except Thursday, which closed at 20.00h).
The Cameras, is the heart of its city, because is the most important symbol of Glasgow. It has views to the George Square, is a beautiful building inaugurated by the Queen Victory. Around it there are many gardens and statues
Tradeston Bridge, was opened a couple of years ago and is pedestrian area Tradeston connects with the city center. At the same time you can enjoy the beautiful views from the river,recently arranged.


The Grog and Gruel.
Also located on the High Street is the Grog & Gruel – a traditional alehouse and restaurant in Fort William with a warm and friendly atmosphere and a character all of its own.The Alehouse has a tradition pub atmosphere and serves a wide range of cask conditioned ales from Scotland. Also there is an amazing selection of malt whisky to be found on the pub's well stocked shelves, with around 100 available at one time.

The Volunteer Arms (also known as “Volley”)
Right in the centre of Fort William High Street you can find the Volley – one of the oldest and best pubs from Fort William. The Volley is a traditional pub that's full of locals as well as attracted visitors from all over the world.


In terms of shopping Glasgow offers everything you can dream, after London it's the more important shopping city on Britain, here independant boutiques stand alongside popular shops. The city have malls at Braehead and Silverburn. You may need to buy something, give back or look clothing stores, the perfect place for all this is "The buchanan galleries", some traders galleries central Glasgow, Scotland. Apart from London, Glasgow is the best place in the UK for shopping, the offer is impressive, prices much lower than in London, especially to stay and eat part of shopping, and instead of having to run all over town, it is quite convenient as the shopping district is concentrated in 4 blocks from downtown. Another place to find appealing things is in Glasgow Central Station is cute, has plenty of shops,which give animation. They are cute premises with painted wood, it does not seem to be a station. People come for a drink, but do not take the train. There is a Marks and Spencer to buy food for your a trip Boots, a drugstore chain, and sells health products, hygiene and beauty as well as several coffees, pubs, flower shop and takeaways.


Time zone: GMT (UTC±00:00)


The climate in Glasgow is a marine west coat climate that is mild with warm summer, no dry season and moderate seasonnality. The best month to go in Glasgow are July and August.The weather in Glasgow is not the typical found in the rest of Scotland and England has an oceanic climate that is received well distributed rainfall throughout the year. The city has a humid climate usually because it is protected by the hills, keeping the city fairly humid throughout the year. The temperature is usually more moderate than the rest of the country. In general, the temperature is similar to that of Northern England. In Scotland, the climate is changing.

Public transportation

Glasgow is easily accessible by road, train, bus, ferry and metro. If you want make a turn around the city the same means of transport are available you can also use the subway. Glasgow Central Station is the largest city in Scotland, and the UK, has several train companies, which manages Glasgow Central Station is Network Rail.It is the busiest station of the United Kingdom, after London. It was reformed to have more traffic capacity and tourists, growing more and be industrial city.The train is the best way to go to Edinburgh, it takes 50 minutes and costs 10 pounds, the return to more penalties.


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