What To Do In Mallaig After Catching The Jacobite Steam Train

The Jacobite Steam Train travels (predominately) from Fort William over to Mallaig and allows you approximately 2 hours down time in Mallaig (if you book the return journey). Mallaig is a pretty small, fishing village but there are a number of things you can do and a number of ways you can support the local community!

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Glen Finnan Viaduct
Glen Finnan Viaduct

Hire an E-Bike

You can hire an E Bike for as little as an hour and up to 6 days! Bikes come in a range of sizes and can be booked online.

Local route advice is available from the link above  and with a speed of 15 miles per hour and a whopping 70 mile range, this bike will get you where ever you want to go (within reason).  All safety equipment is provided and child seats are available for young children.

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ebike Mallaig

Go On A Wildlife Cruise

The Wildlife Cruise leaves from the port, just a 3 minute walk from the train station.

The cruise travels to Green Island on the Knoydart peninsular where we saw a variety of birds, seals basking in the sunlight, porpoise diving and otters busily swimming.

You can book online and children under 5 and dogs travel free.

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Seals on a Wildlife cruise in Mallaig

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What To Do In Mallaig After Catching The Jacobite Steam Train
Seal, Mallaig

Visit The Beaches Of Morar & Arisaig

Ride your e-bike or get a taxi over to the incredible, sweeping white sand beaches of Morar. A reputable local taxi company Greyhound Taxis will take your there.

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Morar beach
Morar beach

Hike The Circle Walk

Depending on how quickly you walk, the Circle Walk will take approximately 60-90 minutes, giving you enough time to stop for a picnic or grab a bite to eat.

Hike details found on the Walking Highlands Site.

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Mallaig
Mallaig

Things To Do In The Town of Mallaig

Haggard Alley

Some ingenious local devised a twisty, never-ending shop dedicated entirely to Harry Potter merchandise. Just a short  walk from the station.

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Haggard Shop

Mallaig Heritage Centre

Conveniently sited next to the Mallaig railway station, the Heritage Centre shows a selection of stories, films, collections and displays telling the story of West Lochaber, its people and landscape – which has drastically changed over the last few hundred years.

Visit The Port

The colourful & busy, working port lies opposite the station and is an opportunity to see a traditional side of west coast Scotland. Look out for Annabel, the resident seal.

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Mallaig Port

Harbour View Wooden Deck and Benches

Take up prime position over looking the port and the local islands from a slightly elevated platform. Just at the entrance to the port, on the right.

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Mallaig
Mallaig

Eat Out

There are a number of restaurants and cafes in the local vicinity:

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Seal in Mallaig

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Things to do in Mallaig after catching the Jacobite Steam Train

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