Mallaig Harbour (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58014277%40N03/5336713524)

Mallaig Harbour

A busy fishing port in the mountainous Lochaber area, Mallaig on the West Highlands coast is a major departure point for ferries across to the Isle of Skye. Several ferry services run daily from Mallaig to Armadale on Skye, with a journey time of around 30 minutes!  Not only a hub for ferries to Skye, visitors can also pick up a choice of boat trips from Mallaig to the Small Isles and the remote Knoydart Peninsula.

If you're looking for the best scenic route into Mallaig - hop aboard the 'Hogwarts Express, otherwise known as the Jacobite Express, departing from Fort William, west through spectacular Highlands scenery, ending its dazzling route in Mallaig. The journey is widely regarded as one of the world's finest steam railway rides taking in views of Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis. The West Coast Railways route is accessible all the way from Glasgow!

Mallaig is brimming with traditional inns, a selection of restaurants, independent shops, an art gallery and a swimming pool. Take time to explore the Mallaig Heritage Centre offering a fascinating insight into the Knoydart, Arisaig and Knoydart areas - otherwise known as 'The Rough Bounds' between Loch Hourn and Loch Sunart. Until recently this area was one of the least visited areas in Britain and a useful hiding place for Bonnie Prince Charlie. Relax on beautiful local beaches - the white sands of Camusdarach beach famously starred in the film 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander' and the Silver Sands of Morar are a family favourite beach in the area with Rum & Eigg island views.

The Lochaber area of the West Highlands is a major outdoor capital in the UK, with Mallaig perfectly placed to access everything from climbing, hiking, adventure days out and more around Ben Nevis, Glen Coe and Fort William to the east. You're also ideally situated for exploring the Isles. Other highlights include one of Scotland's most spectacularly situated coastal golf courses - Traigh, with views towards the Hebridean Islands of Eigg and Rum and the iconic Cullins mountains of Skye. Book a place to stay in Mallaig online now with Iknow!

Accommodation in Mallaig

  • Kilchoan   (23.2 miles from the centre of Mallaig)
    Sleeps 4
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    £285
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    This cosy single-storey cottage is in the isolated hamlet of Portuairk near Kilchoan on the western end of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, and sleeps up to three people in one bedroom.
     
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  • Glenuig, Sound Of Arisaig   (12.1 miles from the centre of Mallaig)
    Sleeps 7
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    £374
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 7
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    Viking Cottage is a modern detached cottage in a fabulous position in the heart of the tiny coastal village of Glenuig, and affords breathtaking views over the Sound of Arisaig.
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  • Acharacle   (17.8 miles from the centre of Mallaig)
    Sleeps 12
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    £932
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    This welcoming detached house in Acharacle sleeps up to twelve people in six bedrooms.
     
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