The route to the islands, meandering between Fort William and
Mallaig, is a stretch of road which you will see some of the most
spectacular scenery in the world - from sandy beaches to dramatic
hills - green woodlands, heather moors, unforgettable sea views
with magnificent sunsets over the Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna,
Skye and the remote wilderness of Knoydart. The steam train journey
from Fort William to Mallaig is a must do for all in the area,
especially Harry Potter fans as the train journeys over the
The Isle of Skye, is an area not to be missed as it is filled
with jagged mountains, picturesque lochs and towering sea cliffs.
Wildlife watching is in abundance here with eagles, otters, and
dolphins to name but a few! There are many great walks on Skye to
be enjoyed, our favourite being a walk to the foot of the mountains
to a magical location known locally as the 'Fairy Pools'. You hike
alongside a crystal clear stream with lots of tumbling waterfalls,
before eventually reaching the pools, which boast an enchanting
underwater arch, as well as spectacular mountain and sea views.
Also in the Inner Hebrides is Iona, a tiny island - only three
and a half miles long by one and a half across. Low craggy hills
overlook the narrow sandy beaches and small coves of the east
coast. At the southernmost tip of the island is the rocky inlet
where St. Columba disembarked from his coracle. The Isle of Mull,
the Hebrides largest island is one of best places in Europe to see
the Golden Eagle and White Tailed Sea Eagle, especially when you
are pointed in the right direction by one of our experienced local
A historic link to the remote islands of St Kilda has been
restored, with the launch of a new service from the Isle of Skye
which takes just over 4 hours. St Kilda lies more than 40 miles
west of the Outer Hebrides. The archipelago was awarded dual World
Heritage Site status by Unesco in recognition of its natural and
cultural importance. Great for whale watching and twitchers!
North of Scotland is Orkney, a cluster of 70 islands filled with
wild and rugged Neolithic archaeological sites.