Stay at the Marine Hotel in Mallaig which is ideally situated next to the railway station and the Heritage Centre, and only a two minute walk from the ferry terminals.
Mallaig is a picturesque seaside town surrounded by breathtaking scenery, such as the silver sands of Morar; the black Cuillin mountains of Skye and the world famous West Highland Railway Line where scenes from Harry Potter were filmed on and around the architecturally famous 21 arched Glenfinnan viaduct. The Caledonian MacBrayne ferry terminal at Mallaig offers a daily ferry service to the Isle of Skye and regular sailings to the Small Isles of Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna. Local ferries provide day trips to Tarbet, and the Knoydart peninsula; the most remote mainland location in the United Kingdom, which can only be accessed on foot or by boat.
Mallaig is a vibrant village: it has a heritage centre, art gallery, toy shop and several gift shops, bakery, swimming pool, tourist information centre, restaurants, cafes and busy bars that host live music at weekends. The Marine Hotel has two bars: a traditional 'fisherman's' bar, offering both BT Sport and Sky Sport, and a lounge bar with sea and island views.
The Mallaig Heritage Centre is well worth a visit. The centre was purpose built to preserve and interpret a period of social history in which Mallaig, like many other Scottish seaside villages and towns, grew and thrived as people became skilled fishermen. Mallaig was the largest herring port in Europe during the mid 1970s.
The Mallaig ranger provides guided walks from April to September. The Knoydart ranger, 01687462242, offers guided walks which are designed to accommodate ferry passengers on day trips from Mallaig. Both rangers are available for tailor-made guided walks; wildlife walks and team building events.
Traigh Golf Course Play golf on the most Westerly course on the British mainland – where golf has been played for over 100 years. The current course was designed by the famous golf architect John Salveson, who used the natural contours of the hills that rise up from the beach (originally sand dunes) to create "a fair challenge to all levels of golfer”. The course is 6 miles south of Mallaig on the “Alternative Coastal Route”. Clubs are available to hire, and advanced booking is only required on Sundays. Next to the course there are white sandy beaches that are open to the public.
Western Isles Cruises offer unforgettable experiences that will live with you forever. They operate a unique traditional wooden ferry service to Inverie and Tarbet on the Knoydart peninsular, as well as 1 hour wild life cruises designed to fit in with the Jacobite Steam train.