Fort William - Isle of Skye
The Scottish West Highlands is home to a dramatic wilderness of ancient forests, lofty mountains, great lochs and Britain’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis.
For shorter trips, individual rail tickets can be booked in advance through the Trainline. For longer journeys, one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to explore Britain is with a BritRail Pass, which allows unlimited journeys and the freedom to explore. With so many things to see and do, 5 days is the ideal amount of time to experience the area’s unique attractions, while using a BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass.
Start your journey
There are few better places to begin a West Highlands adventure than Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city and a place famous for its friendly atmosphere, nightlife and fantastic cultural attractions. From here, the train to Fort William is a 3 hour and 45 minute journey. BritRail Pass holders can also go from London to Fort William on the overnight Caledonian Sleeper.
Isle of Skye
For those exploring Britain by train, a BritRail Pass is the easiest and most cost-effective way to travel. For a single fixed price, pass holders can make unlimited train journeys around the whole country or a region of their choice. BritRail tickets are exclusive to overseas visitors so they will need to buy their ticket before they arrive in the UK.