The bustling and thriving port of Mallaig is situated on the north west coast of Scotland along the famous Road to the Isles.
The town is a fascinating place where visitors can soak up the atmosphere of a working fishing port but at the same time its remote location makes is a great place to relax. The town is well catered for in terms of tourist facilities and provides a wide selection of accommodation suitable for every taste and budget, great choice for places to eat and drink, as well as a number of activities including the pleasant Mallaig Circuit walk with good views over Mallaig harbour and across Loch Nevis to Knoydart.
One of the most attractive and interesting places in the town is Mallaig Heritage Centre. The centre allows visitors to gain a deeper understanding of life in the area and discover the history and culture of the west Highlands of Scotland.
Due to its strategic location, Mallaig is a great base to explore the surrounding countryside and is a great gateway to the Isle of Skye. Scheduled services connecting Mallaig with the island are operated by the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry and operated throughout the year.
The well known Jacobite steam train (featured in the Harry Potter movies) follows the famous Road to the Isles and operates in the summer months from Fort William to Mallaig, calling at Glenfinnan Station where visitors can visit the museum, have a meal in one of the old dining cars and even stay in one of the restored carriages.