This morning join the short transfer to board the Jacobite steam train at Fort William for a journey in nostalgic style. Your guide will highlight much of interest along the way – from Jacobite tales to more recent fictional Hogwarts adventures.
If you are fortunate with the weather, you can glimpse the islands of Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna – plus your day’s final destination, the Isle of Skye.
Mallaig is the end of the line – a great spot for a seafood lunch. Then cross “over the sea” to Skye. As you approach, enjoy distant previews of the jagged peaks of Cuillin with the mountains of Knoydart fading behind you.
On arrival, you have a choice: visit atmospheric Armadale Castle and Gardens (its 1790s manor house was clan home of the MacDonalds) or learn about a local dram expertly crafted to balance fruity notes and peaty smoke at the local Torabhaig Distillery.
Your Accommodation on Skye
Built as a 19th century hunting lodge, your characterful locally owned hotel blends period features with contemporary style. The waterfront views are captivating. Dinner is included on both nights of your stay here, with local produce featuring prominently.