Experience The West Coast

Whether you choose to walk on our quiet and beautiful beaches, play golf at Traigh Golf Course or board the Hogwart’s Express, there’s loads to do around Mallaig.

Board the Jacobite Steam Train or Hogwarts Express

Enjoy what has often been described as one of the greatest rail journeys in the world as the Jacobite Steam Train takes you from Fort William to Mallaig. Also know to fans as the Hogwarts Express, the train and route feature in Harry Potter films and will pass through some of the most breath taking sights as you enjoy one of the most unique train journeys.


A stay at the West Highland is perfect of any keen walker. As well as the beautiful beaches, there are some fantastic walking routes for all abilities that will offer some dramatic West Coast views along the way.

Discover the local sea life on a boat trip

Whether you fancy a trip over to Skye on the car and passenger ferry, a sail up loch Nevis to Knoydart where you can visit the UK’s most remote pub, or even a wildlife cruise to spot the local dolphins and seal families, a boat trip is a must to during your stay, with the pier just a two minute walk from the hotel.

Enter Harry Potter world at Haggard Alley

There’s even more for the Harry Potter fans in Mallaig! Haggard Alley is filled with Harry Potter treats and gifts and situated near the train station, it’s just a stone throw away from the West Highland Hotel.

Kayaking, diving and snorkelling

Whether you fancy fishing, kayaking, float tubing, diving or snorkelling, Minch Adventures have got you covered with a range of fantastic water activities. Both individuals ad family groups are available and whatever your experience, they will find an activity perfect for you.

Practice your swing at Traigh Golf Course

Situated at the beach, enjoy a nine hole game of golf with a view at Traigh Golf Course with stunning views of the beach.


Famous for its abundance of white sandy beaches, a visit to the Morar seaside is a must during your stay at the West Highland Hotel. Whether you walk the long stretch of Camusdarach beach, visit the famous silver sands of Morar, or discover a more secluded bay, you’re sure to witness some incredible views, whatever the weather.

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