Explore the Highlands & Hebrides!

WHAT TO DO

Welcome to Scotland, the ultimate natural playground. Here you can have a go at all the activities the country is legendary for, as well as some that you may never even have heard of.

WHAT TO SEE

We don't like to boast, but when it comes to places to visit, Scotland has some mighty fine options indeed. We wouldn't be surprised if you wanted to experience them all.

WHERE TO EAT

We're just going to come out and say it: Scottish food and drink is the best in the world. It's true!

EXPLORE THE HEBRIDES

Hop aboard a Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Mallaig and explore the Hebridean Islands of Scotlands's west coast. Skye is a perfect day trip away or why not choose one of the small islands such as Canna, Rum or Muck.

JACOBITE STEAM TRAIN

The Jacobite Steam train is one of those unforgettable experiences that really helps make a holiday special. Also known as the Hogwarts Express by Harry Potter fans, this world-class train journey operates daily throughout the main season.

TAKE A BOAT TRIP

Both Mallaig and the Fort William area offer a selection of boat trips allowing you to explore the area from the sea. Choose from the comfort of a converted trawler for a leisurely day out or exhilarate your senses with a high speed RIB ride. Wildlife tours are also very popular where you are in with a chance of seeing seals, minke whales, porpoises, otters, sea eagles and much more.

VISIT A DISTILLERY

Whisky is Scotland's national drink and there are many distilleries across Scotland. Learn how whisky is made with a visit to Fort William's Ben Nevis distillery or hop over the sea to Skye to visit the Talisker or brand new Torabhaig distilleries.

SEA KAYAKING & CANOEING

The waters of the West Coast of Scotland are a playground for kayaking and canoeing with many beaches, bays and skerries to explore. In particular the crystal clear turquoise waters around Arisaig & Morar make for an unforgettable adventure. There are companies locally who offer guided trips suitable for every level of experience with hire included.

MOUNTAIN BIKING & SNOW SPORTS

Fort William is home to Nevis Range, an all year round playground for mountain biking, walking and snow sport enthusiasts. Accessible by Gondola, the winter sees skiers and snowboards visit from around the world to slide its slopes and in the warmer months its walking and mountain bike trails take to the fore. Nevis Range is also the home of the Mountain Biking World Cup which takes place in June every year.

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EXPLORE THE SILVER SANDS OF MORAR

Morar's Silver Sands beach is a beautiful place to take a walk. The sand is almost white and the beach is accessible from the road but please note there is limited parking available.

WALKING & HIKING

There are miles and miles of coastal routes, forestry and mountains to explore on foot. Many visitors to the area come to scale the heights of Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK. Of course, there are less challenging walks to discover and if you prefer there are walking guides available throughout the area who can help you explore the region.

CASTLES, MUSEUMS & MONUMENTS

The West Highlands is steeped in history with a rich heritage to be explored. Within a short distance from your accommodation you can visit Glenfinnan and its monument raised to commemorate the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 and to mark the landing place of Bonnie Prince Charlie at the start of his campaign. Don't forget to stop by Old Inverlochy Castle, a 13th Century ruin that played an important part in the Great Civil Wars of the 1640s. Across the sea on the Isle of Skye you can visit the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, Dunvegan Castle and Armadale Castle.

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DINING OUT IN THE AREA

There are plenty of dining options Mallaig. Our apartment is based in the heart of the town giving guests great access to restaurants & pubs which offer superb Scottish cuisine including freshly caught seafood, local produce and if you are brave enough – haggis!