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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


About us

Doune is a small, family-run hotel, restaurant and holiday centre. Located on the western tip of the Knoydart Peninsula, on the edge of a sheltered bay, Doune provides the perfect setting for enjoying the wild and remote beauty of this special place. A warm and friendly welcome, home-cooked award winning food, and spectacular views out west across the Sound of Sleat to the mountains of the Skye Cuillins, combines to create lasting memories.

Our guests include individuals, couples, families and small groups, and whether you're looking for a relaxing retreat or active pursuits you'll find plenty to do. The dining-room is open to non-residents and our visitors include those staying elsewhere on Knoydart and from passing yachts.

There is no road access to Doune. We collect you from, and return you to, Mallaig by boat. Because of our remote location, changeovers are limited to Saturdays and Tuesdays and we are only open between April and September.


We have three Stone Lodge en-suite rooms, two double and one twin, each with two additional beds suitable for children, and one single room. Group accommodation is provided in Doune Bay Lodge which has four single rooms and four twin rooms sleeping a maximum of twelve people.


Fabulous, freshly prepared food is served in the award-winning Doune Dining Room. Our famous three-course evening dinner is a carefully chosen single menu, that changes daily (with options for special diets and vegetarians). We hold an Eat Scotland Silver Award and won the 2009 Taste of Scotland Thistle Award.

What to Do

We host organised weeks for small groups including: diving, photography, walking, wild life, lace-making and island-hopping. There is plenty of varied walking direct from Doune and we also use our boats to provide access to the remoter walks and hills around Knoydart. Our high-speed boat, Mary Doune, is used by groups staying with us to give access to the wider area around the Small Isles and Skye.

Further Information

For more information about visiting Doune please follow the link to our website on the right-hand side of this page; alternatively you may contact us directly by telephone or using the form at the bottom of the page.

We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you to Doune.


Martin and Jane Davies

Tel: 01687 462667

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