Island Hopping

Travel the Road to the Isles and take the opportunity to discover the Small Isles of Eigg, Muck, Rhum and Canna. Caledonian McBrayne operates a regular passenger ferry from Mallaig all year round. Arisaig Marine operates day trips from Arisaig to the Small Isles from April to September

Tel: 01687 450224.

In the summer months, combined bus/ferry packages are available from Fort William so you can visit some of the Small Isles on a day trip with Shiel Buses and Caledonian McBrayne. Enquiries and Reservations:

Tel: 0800 066 5000.

A day trip to Skye is also possible from the port of Mallaig or driving via the Skye Bridge. Fort William Tourshop operates on behalf of Caledonian McBrayne and is situated in Fort William railway station. It provides information on travel to Skye, the Small Isles, Oban and Mull. The Tourshop offers a full range of booking and ticketing facilities.

Tel: 01397 705 285

The Lodges are ideally suited to explore other areas in the Central Highlands –

The town of Oban is just over an hour away and is the ferry terminal to Mull and the Outer Hebrides.

Cairngorm Mountain Range and the town of Aviemore, about an hour and a half from Fort William by car along the shores of Loch Laggan.

Fort Augustus, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, which sits on a magnificent location overlooking Loch Ness (40 minutes to Fort Augustus, 1 hour to Urquhart Castle)

Kintail and Eilean Donan Castle. The road to Kyle of Lochalsh takes you through the majestic scenery of Kintail and the “Five Sisters”.  Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most famous – and most photographed –  castles in Scotland.  (80 minutes to Eilean Donan)

Inverness is the capital of the Highlands and has a number of visitor attractions including the Castle, Museum, Art Gallery, Theatre and Cinema.