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Banavie, Highland

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Banavie, Highland

Banavie is a small settlement near Fort William in the Highland Council Area of Scotland. One of the closest villages to Ben Nevis, it is about 4 km north east of Fort William town centre, next to Caol and Corpach. It has been suggested that Banavie is one of the possible birth places of Saint Patrick. One theory is that Patrick was the son of a Roman tax collector and born at Banavie around AD 389. His family had come with the Romans who had invaded the West Highlands and Islands.
Post townFort William
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNN1177
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

Banavie, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Banavie, vil. and hotel, Kilmallie par., Argyllshire, at S. termination of the Caledonian Canal; P.O., T.O.

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