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Glenfinnan | The world-renowned story of Bonnie Prince Charlie 's fight for the British throne gathered momentum at Glenfinnan where he raised the Jacobite standard and rallied his clansmen for battle.
Mallaig | At the end of the ‘Romantic Road to the Isles’ and the West Highland Railway Line lies Mallaig, just over an hour from Fort William. To go further afield, board one of the ferries either to Skye or to the Small Isles of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna.
Morar | As the Atlantic Ocean rolls in past the Small Isles, its azure shallows tumble on to sparkling white beaches which have long lured photographers and film-makers – none more so than the stretches from Traigh Beach to the silver sands of Morar where 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander' were filmed.
Arisaig | This is the area where the renowned west coast sunset can be enjoyed at its best. There can be no more magical sight than the sun as it disappears behind the islands in a riot of pink, red and purple, setting the mountains of Rum and Skye ablaze with colour.
Lochailort | Loch Ailort cuts its way in from the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The loch, with its clean and sheltered waters was where Scottish fish farming was pioneered. Just a mile further north at Polnish the road passes the old white church which was used in the film 'Local Hero'.
The Small Isles | Unlike many groups each island is distinct and different in geography, agronomy, population and ownership. From Muck in the south, through Eigg with its tooth-like Sgurr, and Rum, mountainous and mysterious in the clouds, to Canna in the north, the Islands offer a wonderful variety of scenery, wildlife and lifestyle.
Knoydart | The Knoydart peninsula is only accessible by boat from Mallaig or by a 20 mile hike on foot. A wonderful area for walking and camping, this is truly a miles-from-anywhere, get-away-from-it-all place. The Old Forge has the accolade of being the most remote pub in mainland Britain

Visit the Road to the Isles

Here you will see some of the most spectacular scenery in the world - from sandy beaches to dramatic hills - green woodlands, heather moors, unforgettable sea views with magnificent sunsets over the Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna, Skye and the remote wilderness of Knoydart.

Experience the Jacobite steam train on the famous West Highland Line from Fort William to Mallaig. Explore our historic heritage, take a wildlife cruise or ferry trip to the Small Isles. You will enjoy local food and Highland hospitality.

The video shows what a holiday in the Road to the Isles area can be: fantastic scenery - mountains, islands and lochs; activities for all the family; spectacular sunsets and a warm West Highland welcome. Have a look around our website to plan your special holiday.

About Us

The Road to the Isles website is owned and maintained by the Road to the Isles Marketing Group. Our organisation was created in the 1990's by local business people with the aim of promoting businesses in the area and improving visitor facilities to encourage growth of the tourism industry. We have more than 120 members who run hospitality and tourism businesses and we promote these through our website.

How to Join

For a very small annual subscription, we will set up and maintain a full page on our website to market your business. It is an incredibly cheap way of advertising your business on the internet!

If you would like to advertise your business on our site, please contact us on web@road-to-the-isles.org.uk for more information.

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