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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 | Bunkhouse

The Glebe Barn Hostel

The Glebe Barn is a charming and characterful conversion of a 19th century building on the Island of Eigg in the Inner Hebrides. The accommodation has a relaxed and homely ambience with breathtaking views. Situated towards the centre of the island only one mile from the pier, where there is a licensed cafe/restaurant, shop and craft shop, the Glebe Barn is ideally located for exploring the island.

The Glebe has a large lounge/dining area with solid maple floor, log fire, sound system, a small library and plenty of games and jigsaws for all ages. All the windows have fabulous panoramic sea views. The kitchen is superbly equipped with a large gas cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, blender and a separate pantry with ample storage for large groups. There is free wi-fi throughout the building. The building is fully central heated with hot showers and washing/drying facilities. Linen is provided but not towels.

Sleeping up to 22 in 1 twin room, 2 triple rooms, an 8 bunk and a 6 bunk room, Glebe Barn is perfect for families or large groups. The large open plan lounge/dining area divided by a centrally located log fire has proved extremely versatile for the various groups, providing an ideal venue for schools, universities, corporate training events, conferences, workshops and retreats; or simply get-togethers with family and friends.

The building is self-catered, although full catering is available to groups by prior arrangement with our superb local catering team who provide delicious locally sourced, home cooked food.


Conveniently located towards the centre of the island, within 1mile of the shop, café & restaurant, only 15 minutes from Kildonnan beach and 2-3miles from Laig Beach and Singing Sands, it provides an ideal base for exploring the island. Situated beneath the majestic pitchstone ridge of “An Sgurr' the Glebe commands magnificent panoramic views across the harbour to the Scottish coastline beyond.


Tamsin & Stuart McCarthy
The Glebe Barn
Isle of Eigg
Inner Hebrides
PH42 4RL

Tel: 01687 315099

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