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Fort William

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We had an amazing train journey through the southern and western highlands of Scotland to Fort Williams. Our B&B for 2 nights was the Rhu Mhor Guest House, which was well priced and had a lot of charm, owned by a proud Scottish family and run by a mother and son team. The breakfast was hearty with a good vegetarian option, and was served by the owner who wore his traditional tartan kilt. We had a day trip to Mallaig on the steam train 'The Jacobite', which is said to be one of the best train journey's in the world. It was also made famous by the via-duct in the first Harry Potter movie. We went for a walk in Mallaig around the port and found a path leading into the hills where we came upon fields of wildflowers and waterfalls. Whilst we were on the train back, we saw the shaggy-haired highland cattle. Back in Fort William, we walked to the base of Ben Nevis, which is the highest mountain peak in Scotland and popular with hikers. Cuisine that we recommend is flapjacks and tablet! On the train journey out of Fort William we saw wild roe deear with huge antlers and golden pelts.

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