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Mallaig

4.2
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Scenic Drive · Fishing Charters & Tours

Popular things to do in Mallaig

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Scenic Drive
Morar Beach Morar
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Minch Adventures
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Hiking Trail
Circular Walk
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Loch Morar Morar
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. The local railway station, Mallaig, is the terminus of the West Highland railway line (Fort William & Mallaig branch), completed in 1901, and the town is linked to Fort William by the A830 road - the "Road to the Isles".The village of Mallaig was founded in the 1840s, when Lord Lovat, owner of North Morar Estate, divided up the farm of Mallaigvaig into seventeen parcels of land and encouraged his tenants to move to the western part of the peninsula and turn to fishing as a way of life. The population and local economy expanded rapidly in the 20th century with the arrival of the railway. Ferries operated by Caledonian MacBrayne and Bruce Watt Sea Cruises sail from the port to Armadale on the Isle of Skye, Inverie in Knoydart, and the isles of Rùm, Eigg, Muck, and Canna. Mallaig is the main commercial fishing port on the West Coast of Scotland, and during the 1960s was the busiest herring port in Europe. Mallaig prided itself at that time on its famous traditionally smoked kippers, but today only one traditional smokehouse remains, Jaffy's and Sons. Mallaig and the surrounding area is a popular area for holidays. Use our United Kingdom trip itinerary tool to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Mallaig.

Side trips from Mallaig

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Beach
Camusdarach Beach Arisaig
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Plockton Seal Trips Plockton
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Glenfinnan Monument Glenfinnan
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Eilean Donan Castle Kyle of Lochalsh
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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