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Fort William

Fort William, a town in the county of Inverness, at the foot of Ben Nevis, and at the S. end of the Caledonian Canal, E. of Loch Linnhe. The fort was built by Monk in 1655, and was rebuilt in 1689, and is still used as a dwelling-house. There is a meteorological observatory in connection with the observatory on Ben Nevis, and a railway unites it to Glasgow.