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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 | Known as the last wilderness in Great Britain, 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 | Self Catering

Glenfinnan Railway Station

Glenfinnan Station Museum is a restored West Highland Line railway station
on the 'Iron Road' to the Isles from Fort William to Mallaig.

Come here to enjoy the beauty of the old chalet-style buildings in their picturesque setting while taking in the peaceful atmosphere of a working, rural railway station with its own restored coaches in the sidings. station

Museum

In the museum you will learn about the building, impact and operation of the Mallaig Extension constructed by 'Concrete Bob' McAlpine in the late 19th century, and even work the original tablet instruments in the restored booking office. There is a changing exhibition of works by leading railway photographers, and the souvenir shop is well stocked with items associated with the West Highlands, including a wide selection of books and videos on the local area, its heritage and railways. The Museum is open daily from June to early October.

Restaurant

The Glenfinnan Dining Car offers a unique dining experience. This lovingly restored 1950s carriage offers lunches, refreshments and cream teas during the day, throughout museum hours. Booking is essential for evening meals. Tel: 01397 722 300.

The balcony platform offers breathtaking views of Loch Shiel and the rugged mountain ranges beyond, a haven for many bird species. During the summer months guests can sit back and take in the atmosphere as steam trains regularly travel through the station.

Accommodation

The Glenfinnan Sleeping Car, built in 1958, offers unusual accommodation for visitors to the area. The Sleeper has been brought up-to-date with central heating and all modern facilities installed, and is a popular novelty for families, with an atmosphere children love. The carriage can accommodate 10 people in 4 compartments and is fully equipped for self-catering, although you may well prefer to take advantage of the excellent food available in the adjacent Dining Car.

Steam Trains

The Jacobite Steam Train runs during the summer and stops at Glenfinnan Station for 20 minutes on its outward journey to Mallaig, offering a unique chance for a close look at the steam engine in daily operation.

Bookings/enquiries:


Glenfinnan Railway Station
Station Road
Glenfinnan
Inverness-shire PH37 4LT
Scotland

Tel: 01397 722 295

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