Mallaig - A Fantastic Tourist Hub
Mallaig is an extremely important port for fishing trawlers and ferry services. It was the biggest port for herring once upon a time, but still sees a lot of activity in regard to lobsters, fish, prawns and crab that are pulled from the ocean by local fishermen. The ferry services transport passengers to and from the Small Isles, which include Tiree, Canna and the Isle of Skye. It is a beautiful and secluded destination in Scotland, and has many sights and activities for visitors to enjoy.
Just outside of Mallaig lie the stunning beaches of the Silver Sands of Morar. And it is not just the beaches and beautiful views that draw so many to this part of Scotland. The legend of Morag is alive and well in the area surrounding the Morar Village. It is believed that Morag, a family member of the Loch Ness Monster, still patrols the waters of the Loch Morar. Lucky visitors might be able to catch a glimpse of this elusive creature. For the locomotive enthusiasts, a trip on the steam locomotive that transports passengers from Mallaig to Fort William is not to be missed. This railway has been an important form of travel and communication for more than a hundred years, and includes many cities, such as London, on its route.
Mallaig is a relaxing destination in Scotland that offers visitors a variety of comfortable accommodation in their guesthouses and hotels. Children will be able to cool off in the swimming pool or enjoy an educational trip to the Fisherman’s Mission, an institution that exhibits and educates visitors on all aspects of marine life. Fishing trips and boat excursions are also available. A noteworthy sight to explore is the Glenfinnan Monument. The monument is located near Loch Shiel and was erected in memory of Bonnie Prince Charlie, in regard to the August 1745 proclamation. The monument was constructed in 1815. Glenfinnan Monument is situated on the exact location where chiefs and clansmen agreed to fight alongside Bonnie Prince Charlie in retaliation against the English. It was the start of the Jacobite uprising. Another historical sight to visit is the “Young Pretender” memorial stone that was erected at Loch Nan Uamh.
The surrounding countryside can also be explored on foot or bicycle and has many hidden coves and villages just waiting to be discovered. Each village has its own unique history, sights and activities, and Mallaig is the perfect central destination in Scotland to lodge in if you want to visit all the smaller and equally beautiful locations in the region.