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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

Accommodation | Hotel, Eating Out

Lochailort Inn

The Lochailort Inn is a small hotel & bar set amidst the stunning scenery of the West Coast of Scotland. Clean, comfortable accommodation, locally sourced, freshly made cuisine and friendly staff will ensure that you have a most relaxing stay.

We like to pride ourselves on offering personal attention in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Whether it is for a quick drink or two in passing, something good to eat and an evening's entertainment or an overnight stay in our newly decorated rooms, come and join us and see for yourself!


The inn is a small hotel with 11 rooms, meaning you can be assured of personal attention and your individual requirements being met and (we hope) exceeded. A warm welcome awaits guests and the clean, fresh rooms offer a great space to relax and unwind after a hard day. Recently refurbished [2011] in their entirety, each room offers double or single beds as required, high quality bed linen, private en-suite bathrooms, central heating and tea/coffee making facilities. Wireless broadband is available throughout the Inn.
The Lochailort offers a wide variety of fare, whatever the time of day. At breakfast, the hungry guest will love our full Scottish breakfast ensuring you are set for the day whatever your planned activities. Breakfast is of course included in the cost of your stay and vegetarian/lighter options are also available.


Double room £89.00 per night and
single £65.00 per night.
Pet charge of £10.00 including free breakfast.

Dining & Drinks

Whether sight-seeing, hill walking or exploring the Islands, the locally sourced menu and wide range of beers, ales, spirits and wines will perk you back up after an exhaustive day. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by a rich natural larder right on the doorstep of the Lochailort Inn. We use as much local produce as possible, especially game, fish and seafood. Seasonal dishes are part of our menu all year round and we are proud to rustic, traditional cooking through to fine dining. Our menu is always freshly prepared to order, therefore we ask for your patience, especially on busy days.
From lunch through to evening dinners, we can offer you our regular menu, bursting with hearty fayre plus our 'Specials Board'. Specials are prepared daily and ensure visitors get the best seasonal, local produce available.
Before dinner, why not relax and enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the bar or the conservatory. We offer a wide range of beers and ales plus our extensive wine list will be sure to satisfy the connoisseur among us all. Try our extensive range of whiskies, to round off that perfect meal or simply sit and enjoy the time passing by.


The Lochailort Inn is situated in a perfect location to explore the outstanding natural beauty of the Western Highlands of Scotland and scenic islands beyond. With Loch Ailort and Loch Eilt both a stone's throw away plus the rugged hills of Moidart nearby. The Moidart hills alone boast over 30 lochans (small lochs) meaning plenty to explore for all.
From exceedingly active to serene retreat, guests are able to participate in a wide range of activities. You will see why we are so enthusiastic about this part of Scotland, it really is all there on the doorstep of the Lochailort Inn.
Come and visit us to experience it all for yourself!


The Lochailort Inn stands alongside the original 'Road to the Isles', nowadays the A830 between Fort William and Mallaig. For Satellite Navigation please use postcode PH38 4LZ but take note of the directions below, as it is a rural area of Scotland.
The Lochailort Inn lies on one of the few roads which cross this beautiful wild area, about 25 miles (40 km) west of Fort William on the junction with the A830 Mallaig road and the A861.

From the south, east or north of Scotland. Make your way to Fort William by the A82 - just north of Fort William, take the A830 signposted Mallaig. The Lochailort Inn is on the left in the small village of Lochailort, 25 miles (40 km) west along the A830.

From Skye or Mallaig. Take the A830 south towards Fort William for 18 miles (29 km) and you'll see the Inn on the right just beyond the junction with the A861 road.

From Moidart, Mull, Strontian or Ardnamurchan. From Salen take the A8612 north for 21 miles (34 km) (going via Acharacle) and turn right at the A830 junction - the Inn is immediately on the right.


The Lochailort Inn
On 'The Road to the Isles'
By Fort William
Inverness-shire PH38 4LZ

Tel: +44 (0)1687 470208

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