Mallaig is nestled at the end of the famous ‘Road to the Isles’ on the beautiful west coast of Scotland.
There is so much to so and do…take a boat trip or play a round of golf on the amazing Traigh course. Relax on one of our beautiful beaches or enjoy a day out in the hills. The choices are limitless!
Quick whistle stop tour of what is available
Harry Potter Steam Train – running May – end of September
Morar – beaches and Europe’s deepest Fresh Water Loch;
Arisaig and Rhu peninsula – walks, cafes, restaurants, ferries and Arisaig House- for that extra special dining experience.
Armadale Castle, Gardens and Museum of Skye – take the ferry over the sea to Skye and enjoy a day exploring.
Knoydart – Rough Bounds, Europe’s last wilderness (and don’t forget: home to the Knoydart Tea Room and Pottery. Knoydart Ferry- MV Western Isles sails up Loch Nevis (Norse for Heaven) and calls at Tarbet, Loch Nevis (the original Herring Port)
Castle Tioram – (lovely tea rooms and bakery), produce markets and fishing;
Glenfinnan – Bonnie Prince Charlie Monument- tribute to the Jacobite cause, amazing views and places to have dinner; oh yes and the famous Harry Potter viaduct!
Fort William – Inverlochy castles (old and new) One, 13th century ruin with much older provenance, the other a 19th Century Castle Hotel – Award winning fine dining. Beautiful Glen Nevis, and Ben Nevis, high street shopping ( and a Marks and Spencer Food Hall), bowling and museum;
Island trips from Mallaig or Arisaig – we’ve all heard of Skye (and it is truly beautiful) but the other islands all have their own not to be overlooked magic:
Isle of Canna truly special with its special folklore (Prison Rock and Punishment Stone), Celtic remains, Community Shop, Cafe Canna and Compass Hill (named after its ability to mess with the compasses of passing vessels).
Isle of Eigg- Community owned island, famed for its culture, stunning beaches, Christian crosses and poignant ruins, tragic Massacre Cave, iconic Sgurr and, like all our venues, the warmest of welcomes.
Isle of Muck a wee gem with its ancient monuments- dating back to Neolithic times, traversing through Bronze and Iron ages to subsequent Viking visitors. Modern day Muck welcomes visitors with an atmospheric craft shop and tea room.
Isle of Rum with its volcanic geology, eccentric castle, craft shop, special conservation status and village hall tea room.