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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

Sheena's Backpackers' Lodge

Welcome to the family run Backpackers' lodge. Situated in the centre of Mallaig, it offers a homely base from which you can explore the Inner Hebrides, the remote peninsula of Knoydart and the famous white sands of Morar. Mallaig is a working, fishing village where you can watch the catch being landed or the seals playing in the harbour waiting for the boats to arrive. Whale watching and fishing trips are available from the harbour. The hostel provides comfortable, excellent budget accommodation, fully equipped kitchen, common room and central heating. On site is the Tea Garden Cafe open from 9 am till 6 pm, serving quality meals, snacks, speciality coffees and home baking.

Accommodation: £17.00 per person per night

The Tea Garden & Garden Restaurant

While visiting Mallaig be sure to visit the Tea Garden, situated in the centre of the village, overlooking the harbour. Sit outside in the flower garden, under our heated veranda or by the coal fire in our charming tea room. Our all-day food is available from 9 am.
Sample our wide selection of genuine home-cooking, including Mallaig prawn rolls, homemade soups, fish & chips and our famous cream scones plus many other delights.
From 6 pm until 9 pm we change to the Garden Restaurant menu offering quality bistro style food including local meats, seafood and farm vegetables. The Garden Restaurant offers both inside and outside seating, the outside being protected by a midge-eating machine. We are fully licensed and offer a fine selection of wines and beers.


Norman Payne & Sheena Henderson
Backpackers' Lodge
Inverness-shire PH41 4QS

Tel: 01687- 462764 Fax: 01687-462708

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