It is quite possible to fly to Glasgow and then train to Mallaig (the station is 100 metres from the harbour). Please be careful about flying to Prestwick Airport as this will add considerably to your transfer times. If flying to Inverness then car hire is the best option to get over to the West and can be a very good way to include Doune in a tour of the Highlands.
How to get to here
Doune is located on the remote peninsula of Knoydart, on the North West coast of Scotland. We are 4 miles North of the small fishing port of Mallaig, overlooking the Island of Skye. We can collect our guests using our own boat, Gripper II, from the public pontoon in Mallaig. Alternatively, you can take The Western Isles ferry to Inverie, the village on Knoydart and from there walk out to Doune. This takes around two hours and is a beautiful walk – there is a steep track down to Doune so please consider your luggage if this is your plan.
Whilst Knoydart can feel very much like an island, we are a peninsula and for the real adventurers, it is possible to take a multi day hike either from Glenfinnan or Kinlochourn and then on to Doune. It’s no mean feat, but an impressive story to tell at dinner and a good reason to make the most of the comfort at Doune!
If coming by train, a station change is required in Glasgow (a free bus is provided). In Fort William you just cross the platform to the Mallaig line. Many people enjoy using the excellent London to Fort William sleeper service.
For travel by car, We are approximately 100 miles fom Inverness and 150 miles from Glasgow Airport, however travel times are roughly the same – about 3 hours. Not all car parking in Mallaig is free and the boat skipper can show you where to park.
Bus services to Fort William are good, but unfortunately unless staying overnight the timetable to Mallaig rarely fits in with our boats.
If using your own in-car GPS please use the general Mallaig postcode of PH41 4PU. DO NOT use our home postcode as you could end up 100 miles away up a mountain track!
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