Evidence suggests that Fort William had an ancient settlement since 7,500 BCE. Nestled on Loch Linnhe's shores and on the foothills of Ben Nevis, it is flanked by breathtaking mountain scenery. With the Glen Nevis, Ben Nevis and Great Glen enveloping it, it is a popular tourist spot for climbers, hikers and mountaineers. From mountain sports to water activities where hills, glens, lochs and rivers will beckon you, this scenic town is aptly called the "Outdoor Capital of the UK". Some of the interesting sites to visit are the West Highland Museum, Neptune's Staircase, Treasures of the Earth, Ben Nevis Distillery, Glen Roy, Steall Waterfall and Glen Nevis Visitor Centre.