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“most beautiful road in highlands”
Review of Road to the Isles

Road to the Isles
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands...
Ranked #1,452 of 3,656 things to do in Scotland
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Owner description: A 50-mile trail through the rugged Scottish landscape.
Reviewed 29 December 2012

a stunning drive most memorable even on a bad weather day.much nicer than the train and cheaper.the views are lovely all the way.

4  Thank alison0001
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Visit Scotland by Highlands Experience tour travel Agent specially with guidance of Eddie.
the Tour was awesome & Isle of Skye is very beautiful pace to visit & worth.

2  Thank Vikram K
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

hi Eddie
it was wonderful trip by ur guidence ,we have fully enjoyed our first vist to Scotland.
thanks a lots,

4  Thank Rachana K
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Reviewed 20 July 2005

I would like to suggest that anybody visiting the Scottish Highlands should take the time out to travel the 'Road to the Isles' - either by train or by car. The views are spectacular on a fine day (or dramatic if weather not so fine). The road starts from Fort William and is about 44 miles long.

There are many places of interest along the route which means that the 44 miles can take a whole day to complete the return journey! Banavie with it's flight of locks on the Caledonian Canal (Neptune's Staircase) and the Caledonian Bears Workshop. Corpach and the Treasures of the Earth Exhibition. Glenfinnan with the monument to the memory of the Highlander supporters of Bonnie Prince Charlie, the railway viaduct (used in Harry Potter movies) and spectacular views down Loch Shiel! Pretty little Loch Eilt surrounded by towering mountains and dotted with tiny wooded islands. Loch Ailort that opens out into the sea with magnificent views towards the Isles of Eigg, Rhum and Muck. The white church at Back Keppoch that featured in 'Local Hero'. At this point, I urge travellers to leave the signposted 'main road' and follow the signs for ARISAIG. Only a small fishing village but a fabulous place for a breather and an excuse to stretch your legs! This was the 'supposed birthplace' of the character 'Long John Silver' from Treasure Island! The whole area also features in Kidnapped - also by RL Stevenson - the man must have known and loved it well! Continue along your route following the 'scenic coastal route'. From here on you will come across the most beautiful bays and beaches that you can imagine! And the sublimely positioned Traigh Golf Course with it's tiny clubhouse just north of Arisaig. At this point the driver suffers a great dilemma - watching the road ahead with the concentration needed for 'passing places' and 'continental drivers used to driving on the OTHER side of the road' or joining their passengers in admiring the scenery! Eventually, the road leads you to the Silver Sands of Morar which is actually the mouth of the River Morar. (Loch Morar was used in the making of Rob Roy for the setting of one of Rob's homes and is also home to Nessie's lesser-known cousin, Morag!) At this point you can rejoin the main road into Mallaig for the final leg of the journey - unless you plan on taking the ferry 'Over the Sea to Skye'!

Mallaig is a busy fishing village with the usual array of souvenir shops, a small marine-life centre and an exhibition about the history of the town and the building of the railway that terminates there. There are some good places to eat around the town and an extremely good sea-food and fish shop situated in the railway building.

You will notice that I don't have much to say about Mallaig itself - but my review IS called 'The ROAD to the Isles'!

36  Thank olliebeak
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