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Moorings Hotel

Banavie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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For our first night in the Highlands, we had a short, one-night stay at the Moorings Hotel. A moderate sized hotel for the area, it has 32 rooms with en suite bathrooms. The hotel is located in Banavie, near Fort William, on the banks of the Caledonian Canal with views of Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Britain. Our executive balcony room faced the canal. Unfortunately I did not have the foresight to take a photo. We also enjoyed dinner and breakfast in the onsite Cafe Bistro. We also had pre-dinner drinks in the cozy lounge bar serving local beers and a large range of Whiskys and Gins. In good weather one can sit on the patio behind the hotel and watch Boats meander through Neptune’s Staircase, a series of small locks lifting and lowering boats.
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Transportation

Caledonian Canal
The Caledonian Canal connects Inverness on the east of Scotland with Fort William on the west coast of Scotland
Neptune's Staircase
This series of locks, a feat of engineering at the time, is right behind The Moorings Hotel

Bars and nightlife

The Lochy
A pub with good food catering to locals and tourists alike
The Moorings Hotel
The Moorings Hotel
I ordered a dry gin martini with a couple olives, up. I received a double measure of gin in a water glass and some black olives in a ramekin. Despite this the service could not have been better. And we talk about the "deconstructed martini" with great affection.

Points of interest

Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis is a bit further north closer to Fort William but easily seen throughout the region

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