Explore the Highlands & Hebrides!
TAKE A SHORE EXCURSION
Whether you are looking for a city tour of Inverness, a more in depth tour of Culloden Battlefield and the Jacobites, a day excursion around beautiful Loch Ness, or an extended trip island hopping along the West Coast, Andrew Baxter can help with a tailor-made tour.
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
Mallaig, Oban and the Fort William areas 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.
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.
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!