Recommend a spot for a family holiday in the Highlands – Mallaig?
Thinking of an Easter break with the (pregnant) missus and the bairn (nearly 3). Any tips for a destination in the Highlands?
Was looking at Mallaig, initially because of the awesome train journey. No car at the other end, though, is a problem (although we could hire one I guess). It seems that Mallaig might be a nice spot in any case though, and we were wondering about driving up. You can go places on the train and the ferries etc in the day, and there seems to be a fair bit to do with kids. Anyone been with the family?Posted 7 years agocrankboyMember
Mallaig has fish and chips a Morrison’s and Addy Rae’s fish shop and that is it . It id also at the end of the road and rail line so you will spend your time back tracking to visit any where .
I have been going to Ardnamurchan( two peninsulas down) for years. It is a 6 to 7 hour drive from Leeds , very quiet has excellent scenery and a truly stunning beach also easy trips to a couple of castles boat links to mull and a natural history center that can amuse the easily entertained for an hour. Mallaig and fort William are an easy drive away.
We now stay at garmoransquare.com?. because it is lovely and relaxing and comfortable enough to enjoy when you stay in when the weather is bad.
If you go at Easter expect blazing sun, rain, wind, and snow often in the same day.Posted 7 years ago2tyredMember
Not a lot to do in Mallaig if the weather’s not good.
If you don’t mind going further east, then Boat of Garten (just north of Aviemore) is a brilliant base. Loads of bad weather options nearby, steam train, great woods, play parks – perfect for a near-3yo.
Oh, and awesome doorstep riding options too!Posted 7 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
I have been going to Ardnamurchan( two peninsulas down) for years. It is a 6 to 7 hour drive from Leeds
How the heck do you do Ardamurchan in that time? Takes me 7 hrs to Ft Willy (from Boroughbridge) & I’ve been over to Ardnamurchan from there, stayed at Strontian 2 yrs ago. I know the road’s been sorted a bit but 7 hrs is quick!Posted 7 years ago
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