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'''Mallaig''' is on the West Coast of the [[Scotland|Scottish]] [[Scottish Highlands|Highlands]] and is the port for the ferries to the [[Small Isles]] and [[Skye]].
 
'''Mallaig''' is on the West Coast of the [[Scotland|Scottish]] [[Scottish Highlands|Highlands]] and is the port for the ferries to the [[Small Isles]] and [[Skye]].
  
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Several ferries a day run to [[Armadale]] on [[Skye]]; however only in the summer are cars conveyed.
 
Several ferries a day run to [[Armadale]] on [[Skye]]; however only in the summer are cars conveyed.
  
[http://www.knoydart-ferry.co.uk Bruce Watt Cruises] run ferries to [[Inverie]] on the ''Knoydart Peninsula''.
 
  
 
==Get around==
 
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Mallaig is a small village, everything is within walking distance.
  
 
==See==
 
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[http://www.knoydart-ferry.co.uk Bruce Watt Cruises] run boats to [[Inverie]] on the ''Knoydart Peninsula''. Go there and back in a day, great views of the surrounding area from the boat.
  
 
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[http://www.mallaigheritage.org.uk/ Mallaig Heritage Centre] located next to the train station tells the story of Mallaig and the surrounding area.
  
 
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Mallaig has a few souvenir shops, a tourist information centre and a Co-op supermarket.
  
 
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In the middle of the village is the [http://www.road-to-the-isles.org.uk/fishmarket.html Fishmarket Restaurant] serving fresh fish and some non-fish dishes. Very nice food. Alternatively, the [http://www.westscotlandinn.co.uk/ Chlachain Inn] does very nice food at reasonable prices. Their chips are great! Also, there are many other fish restaurants and other places to eat in the village.
  
 
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Revision as of 12:53, 30 September 2006

Mallaig - village and port

Mallaig is on the West Coast of the Scottish Highlands and is the port for the ferries to the Small Isles and Skye.

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Get in

By Train

Several trains a day run on the scenic West Highland Railway to Fort William and Glasgow.

By Bus

A Monday-Saturday bus runs to Fort William and a summer bus runs to Oban.

By Boat

CalMac run most of the Scottish ferries, with more running in summer than winter.

From Mallaig they go to the Small Isles: Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna most days.

Several ferries a day run to Armadale on Skye; however only in the summer are cars conveyed.


Get around

Mallaig is a small village, everything is within walking distance.

See

Bruce Watt Cruises run boats to Inverie on the Knoydart Peninsula. Go there and back in a day, great views of the surrounding area from the boat.

Do

Mallaig Heritage Centre located next to the train station tells the story of Mallaig and the surrounding area.

Buy

Mallaig has a few souvenir shops, a tourist information centre and a Co-op supermarket.

Eat

In the middle of the village is the Fishmarket Restaurant serving fresh fish and some non-fish dishes. Very nice food. Alternatively, the Chlachain Inn does very nice food at reasonable prices. Their chips are great! Also, there are many other fish restaurants and other places to eat in the village.

Drink

Sleep

There are many places to stay in Mallaig, though some are only open in the peak summer months.

  • At the large end of the scale, there is the West Highland Hotel which is a descendant of the original Station Hotel that was built to coincide with the coming of the West Highland Railway in 1901.
  • There are many B&B's at the cheaper end of the scale. One example is the family-run Springbank Guest House - a cheap and cheerful place just around the bay from the train station & ferry port.

Get out

  • See the pretty coastline between Arisaig and Morar, espceially the Back of Keppoch. Both have trains from Mallaig.
  • See Glenfinnan Viaduct close to the Road to the Isles - as seen in the Harry Potter films!



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