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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 | B&B, Self Catering

Glencairn House

Open 1st February to 30th November, Glencairn House & Self Catering is a family run Bed and Breakfast located mid-way between Arisaig and Morar, just off the scenic B8008 coastal road. The beautiful Camusdarach Beach ('Ben's Beach' of 'Local Hero' fame) is only a short walk away. The house has recently been extended to offer en-suite facilities in all rooms and we have added a guest lounge and breakfast-room. A variety of wildlife, which includes stags, eagles and numerous smaller birds, may be viewed from the patio which adjoins the breakfast-room.

The house is ideally placed for a short stay, prior to travelling further afield, or a longer stay to enjoy all the area has to offer.


Glencairn is situated in 35 acres of private land over which our guests are free to wander and is suitable for dog walking. We offer en-suite accommodation in two rooms:

- Room 1 - A ground floor en-suite room with a standard double bed and single bed. The en-suite has a shower.

Room 2 - A first floor en-suite room with an east-facing private balcony. The room has a king-size double bed. The en-suite has a shower.

Ample free parking is available. Tea and coffee with home-made baking are provided for guests on arrival. The residents' lounge has satellite TV and there is free access to WiFi for those who wish to keep in touch.

Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities are provided in each room.

Dogs are welcome and stay free of charge.

Though Mallaig, Morar and Arisaig have a number of restaurants and hotels catering to most tastes, we also have a barbecue which guests may wish to use in the guest garden for a more relaxed evening.
Self Catering

We also offer self catering accommodation in our 2 centrally-heated and double-glazed static caravans which are let by the week Saturday to Saturday during the season.

Please call or email to ask about availability; details can be found on our website.


Ground floor en-suite room with a double and a single bed: £80/night double or £95/night triple (children under 10 are free)

A first floor en-suite room with a King size bed and large balcony: £85/night

Dogs are allowed in either room free of charge, dog beds or crates are available if required.

Ample free parking is available.

All rates include a choice of breakfast from our extensive menu of a full Scottish breakfast, local specialities or lighter options for those who prefer with eggs being provided by our own Black Rock hens and Indian Runner ducks.
Should you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know.

Homemade cakes are provide each afternoon in the guest lounge.


Pets are equally welcome and stay free of charge. (A donation box for the SSPCA is available). We can provide dog-beds and crates if required. Dogs are allowed in public rooms (if all guests agree) and bedrooms. Canine guests are welcome to be walked on the surrounding land. If you can't leave your pony at home it's no problem as grazing is available.

We have our own dogs at Glencairn House. We realise not all guests enjoy the company of dogs and so keep ours away from the house and garden when guests are here.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we'll do our best to answer them.

We also offer self catering accommodation in our a centrally-heated and double-glazed static caravan which is equipped for 6 people.

It is let by the week (Saturday to Saturday) during the season (Easter to October) - please call or email to ask about availability.


Richard and Linda Robinson
Glencairn House
Inverness-shire PH40 4PD

Tel: 01687 450600

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