To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Friday, 6th March 2015

Road to the Isles & Mallaig

Road to the Isles

The Road to the Isles has a unique history, dramatic lochs, rugged mountains and spectacular sandy beaches.

The 46 miles from Fort William to the port town of Mallaig takes you through Bonnie Prince Charlie country, and at Mallaig you can go ‘over the sea to Skye’. This region could fill a holiday on its own!

Travel west out of Fort William along Loch Eil to Glenfinnan. Climb Glenfinnan monument and see the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. Enjoy a cruise on gorgeous Loch Shiel.

The high mountains and quiet glens are breathtaking and there are many easy walks as well as more challenging routes.

The road winds on through the glens, alongside the railway. In summer the Jacobite steam train is a popular way to enjoy the scenic trip to Mallaig. The road twists through the forest and coastline and brings you out to the coast at Arisaig. With white sandy beaches and fabulous views of Skye and the small isles this is well worth a visit.

The busy fishing port of Mallaig is further along the coast. Visitor attractions like Mallaig Heritage Centre ensure there’s plenty to do in all weathers, or take a ferry from here to Skye or the Small Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna.  For real adventure, catch a boat to Knoydart, the remote wilderness that is only accessible by sea.

Useful Links

Nature Nippers at National Trust of Scotland Glencoe

Nature Nippers at National Trust of Scotland Glencoe

Nature Nippers at National Trust of Scotland Glencoe

3rd Apr 2015-3rd Apr 2015
Mother's Day Gondola trip & tea

Mother's Day Gondola trip & tea


14th Mar 2015-15th Mar 2015
Scottish Freedom Series

Scottish Freedom Series


21st Mar 2015-21st Mar 2015
Lochaber Showstoppers - Seussical the Musical

Lochaber Showstoppers - Seussical the Musical


26th Mar 2015-28th Mar 2015
Guitarist JOHN GOLDIE in concert

Guitarist JOHN GOLDIE in concert


27th Mar 2015-27th Mar 2015
Ski-Scotland Snowfest

Ski-Scotland Snowfest


28th Mar 2015-29th Mar 2015

Search Towns & Villages


Itinerary Planner

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

  • Must See
  • Your Itinerary
  • Ben Nwvis