Steall Waterfall, Fort William

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Put on your best walking shoes and explore the area surrounding Steall Waterfall, Scotland’s second-highest waterfall. The falls, featuring a single drop of 120 m (390 ft), can best be seen from the path running through the Nevis Gorge. The path is clear and well marked, with just a few rougher sections easily crossed in good footwear. As you walk through this wilderness area noted for its diverse plant and animal life, take a little time to enjoy the blossoming flowers and the cascading streams of clear water. Upon reaching the famous waterfall, test your balance by crossing the river on the steel rope bridge. Bring lots of bug repellant, waterproof clothes, and don’t forget to charge your camera. Using our world travel planner, Fort William attractions like Steall Waterfall can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 20, 2017
    This is a pleasant stroll to a good waterfall where you can cross a scary bridge to reach the bottom of the waterfall. The bridge is a suspension bridge type of structure where you walk on a single ch...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    An idyllic waterfall, the starting point is for gentle strolls even for less-proven hikers. Parking is available (for a fee from an hour).
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  • August 19, 2017
    Great walk, our kids (9 and 10 years old) loved it! Plan your visit in the morning, it can be quite busy in the afternoon.  more »

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Where to stay in Fort William

A B&B along the high street provides access to pubs and cultural life. However, luxury hotels set among idyllic countryside are outside the city center. Consider a stay inside a refurbished historical building at one of the handful of guesthouses. less expensive lodging is also available in scenic areas within walking distance of the high street, or main street.
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