Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Fort William. You may be able to find further references to Fort William in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Maryburgh former name of Bartholomew
William, Fort a small town Groome

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Fort William within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Thomas Pennant August 30-September 5: The Great Glen and Argyll 8
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 2: Dundee, Aberdeen and the Highlands 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 2: Glasgow and central Scotland 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 1: Fife and Perth 1
George Head Up the West Highland Coast 1
George Head The Caledonian Canal 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VI: The Life of Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Inverlochy 0 2
Corpach 0 2
Banavie 0 2
Kilmallie 0 2
Ben Nevis 0 2
Eil 0 2
Lochaber 0 2
Highbridge 0 1
Loch Leven 0 2
Corran 0 2
Kinlochleven 0 2
Onich 0 2
Spean Bridge 0 1
Ballachulish 0 3
Lochy 0 2
Achnacarry 0 2
Glencoe 0 2
Arkaig 0 4
Keppoch 0 2
Roybridge 0 2