Fort William, Scotland

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Coordinates: 56°49′01″N 5°06′35″W / 56.81689°N 5.10963°W / 56.81689; -5.10963

Fort William (Scottish Gaelic: An Gearasdan, "The Garrison" pronounced [ən ˈkʲɛrəs̪t̪ən] ) is the largest town in the highlands of Scotland only being exceeded in size by the City of Inverness.

Fort William is a major tourist centre with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mhor to the north and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. It is an important centre for hillwalking and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and many other Munro mountains, marketing itself as the "Outdoor Capital of the UK".[1] It is also well known for its nearby famous Downhill Mountain Bike Track and its connection to the West Highland Way from Glasgow and the Great Glen Way; a walk/cycle way from Inverness to Fort William through the Great Glen.

Around 726 (7.33%) of the population can speak Gaelic.[2]

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