Shiel Buses is a local family owned business in the Scottish Highlands celebrating over 30 successful years in business, providing bus and coach hire services throughout the West Lochaber area in Scotland and beyond.
Caledonian MacBrayne sail to 24 island destinations across the West Coast of Scotland. Our network spans some of the most spectacular coastlines and landscapes in Scotland from Arran in the Firth of Clyde to Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
The Jacobite Steam Train
Described as the greatest railway journey in the world, this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis!
The train stops en route to Mallaig at the village of Glenfinnan (see below). Beyond Glenfinnan are the beautiful villages of Lochailort, Arisaig, Morar and Mallaig. You may alight at Arisaig by request to the guard. From here, on a clear summer’s day, you can see the “Small Isles” of Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna and the southern tip of Skye. The train continues on from here passing Morar and the silvery beaches used in the films “Highlander” and “Local Hero”.
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