The castle is accessible by the Estate boat from Mallaig which is a journey of about 40 minutes. Alternatively, there is a jetty for any private boats; you can walk in from the south side of North Morar; or there is a helipad available for a helicopter.
ON YOUR ARRIVAL
All guests will be asked to assemble at a meeting point in Mallaig at around 3pm on the day of their arrival where one of the Estate Managers will escort them by boat to the castle. There's a fantastic bakery/coffee shop situated next to the marina where guests can enjoy a warm drink if they arrive a little early. On departure guests will be asked to assemble at the castle jetty by 10am for collection by the Estate boat for return to Mallaig to continue their onward journey.
A daily ferry calls into Tarbet Bay once each day and arrangements can be made for the hire of the estate boat during your stay. During the summer season there are many wildlife and fishing cruises available from Mallaig. Many water activities and hire are available locally.
Located 40 minutes away from Mallaig, within a wilderness setting, the castle is ideal for exploring the very best of Scotland. Walks are available directly from the house with tracks and coastal paths starting from the garden gate.
TRAINS TO MALLAIG
The Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig is a very popular trip and one worth doing. Or, you could get the overnight train from Mallaig to London (you might have to change at Fort William)
Food & Shopping
Mallaig itself has local stores, a bakery and restaurants, and deliveries can be arranged to arrive by ferry during your stay. Further on Fort William has large supermarkets including Morrisons, M+S food outlet and Aldi. Ben Nevis distillery can be found in Fort William. The Commando monument and Glenfinnan are worth visiting.
Some ideas to get you started, but don't forget the point of booking this remote castle is to get away from it all. So try limiting your day trips to one or two (also the weather changes quickly on the water in these parts and you don't want to get stuck particularly when travelling at night).
- go walking, there are no shortage of great walks
- organise a sea kayaking trip
- wildlife safari; often dolphins can be seen off the Isle of Rum and Eigg
- book in some sea fishing, it's very good in this area
- get a boat to Inverie (10 mins ferry ride across water) and have a meal in Britains remotest pub, the Old Forge Inn (also well known for its amazing seafood menu)
- Explore the Isle of Skye (we hear the Three Chimneys Restaurant is excellent). You can either get the ferry from Mallaig to Armadale (roughly 30 minutes) or drive back around the coast (roughly 3 hours). Look up Calmac Ferry for timetables.