Highland Transportation

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    View from the bus
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Highland Transportation

  • THE END OF THE LINE - RAIL TRAVEL

    Thurso Train Station is the end of the line – quite literally. It is the northernmost Rail Station in Great Britain. Located on Princes Street, this small station is they way to travel south to Inverness where you can then access the entire British rail network. The station was opened on 28 July 1874. It was actually selected for closure in the...

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  • Beware of… funny road signs :)

    You certainly won't see many cars on local roads in Scottish Highlands. But there's plenty of road signs that will warn you about creatures you might encounter instead – deer, cattle and sheep warning signs being the most common. Some signs will warn you about not so common animals, and some will even make you laugh, like this „Beware of toads and...

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  • Driving Single Track Roads

    When I first sat at the driver's seat of our rented car, I was scared stiff. The steering wheel on the 'wrong' side, driving on the 'wrong' side of the road and like that's just not enough, I had to cope with the single track roads which are still quite common in the Highlands. It's worth to mention that I don't like driving at all, not even at...

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  • Cruising to Iona and Staffa

    Check out carefully the time-tables of the ships taking you to Staffa and Lunga, they differ a lot when it comes to the time that you may spend on the islands of Staffa and / or Lunga / Tresnish-islands.On my picture you may see the boat that took us to Staffa and Lunga. We had to step up 20 minutes to the cliffs in order to get to the holes under...

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  • Take the Road to the Isles

    Rathad nan Eilean - doesn't it sound romantic? Or more common - Road to the Isles is a magnificent scenic journey which provided some of the most spectacular vistas of Lochs, Mountains, hills and forrests. Starting at Fort William and ending at Malliag you could not wish for a better drive, passing through moody Glenfinnan, Lochailort, sleepy...

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  • Corran Ferry

    The Corran Ferry (Highland Council) runs across the Corran Narrows and gives direct access to Morvern, Moidart and Ardnamurchan. It is 9miles south of Fort William and saves the enormously long trek round Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil.It also provides a link with the crossing to Mull from Lochaline.On the east side there is a car park and toilets.Every...

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  • Bealach na Baa Pass

    I really didn't want to take this route, being in a 24 feet long motorhome. It is the highest pass in Great Britain, reaching 2053 feet above sea level at it's peak and consists of a single track road with some wicked hairpin bends.The morning of our leaving Applecross was very breezy so Nick decided it would be less windy on the inland route, the...

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  • B869 Lochinver to A894

    This road heads north from Lochinver and takes in the lovely beaches of Clachtoll, Achmelvich and Clashnessie as well as the pretty remote village of Drumbeg. There are amazing views out towards the nearby islands in Eddrachillis Bay and further to the Summer Isles. The impressive hump of Suillven cannot be missed on this route and the further...

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  • Unclassified Road South Of Lochinver

    From Lochinver there is an unclassified road running southwards, through the Inverpolly Reserve and past the unmistakeable peak of Stac Pollaidh. This road is not for the faint-hearted if you are travelling in anything larger than a small car, as it is very narrow and lacks decent passing places. Naturally, we took this route and yes, it had it's...

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  • Ratagan Pass

    A stunningly beautiful journey, the Ratagan Pass seems to climb and twist forever. It reaches 1115 feet at it's highest point and is not to be missed, purely for it's amazing views down to Loch Duich and to the Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range. Make sure you make this trip on a clear, bright day for worthwhile photos.The road begins at the...

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  • From East to West

    The Caledonian Canal, starting at Corpach in the west and ending at Inverness in the east, is a 60 mile short-cut across the country. It saves on the long voyage around western Scotland.38 miles of it include Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness with the remaining 22 miles on canals. There are 29 locks on the Caledonian Canal, Neptunes Staircase...

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  • The Jacobite Train & a different name!

    I was delighted when visiting Glenfinnan to firstly hear the train's loud whistle, then turning towards the sound, see the great puffs of steam as she passed over the great viaduct. You have probably seen this train when she was painted red & used in the Harry Potter film. The 84 mile round trip starts at Fort William & ends in Malliag with a brief...

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  • The Lochaber > Harry Potter's train

    Lochaber is the name of the landscape west of Ft.William - and it is also the name of the old steamtrain that runs regularyly on wednesdays during summer seasons from Ft.William to Mallaig. This steam-train is shown also in a Harry Potter-movie and plenty of people wish to take it, so you better reserve it a long time in advance !!I have done the...

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  • Corran Ferry

    Corran Ferry is a small car-ferry in a distance of about 50 km south of Ft. William and it saves you more than 150 km of your way on the small roads around the fjords on your way to the southern part of the Strontian Island and on your way to Lochaline, where you might want to take the ferry to the island of Mull.The ride across the fjord takes...

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  • the boat from Elgol to Lough Corruisk

    The ship to Lough Corruisk leaves at ELGOL, a small village on the west-coast of the Isle of Skye. The road to that village is a single-track-road with passing places and you will need about 1 hour to get to Elgol from the mainroad, that you are leaving at Broadford .The boat is able to transport about 25 passengers, and the trip included a...

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  • NO parking at passingplaces

    In the Scotish Highlands many roads are still SINGLE-TRACK-ROADS with passing places ......and these passing places sometimes are used by tourists to take pics...If the police catches you, parking there without beeing really close to your car, it might be really expensive - as these small streets are also used by big trucks, catterpillars and other...

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  • Narrow "Single Track" Roads with Passing...

    Still much of the Highland road system is on these narrow, single track roads. At frequent intervals are signposted passing places to allow both on-coming traffic and faster vehicles from behind you to pass.Good road etiquette is to pull in to the passing place (if on your side) or stop adjacent to it (if opposite / right hand side). Both drivers...

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  • International flights arrive...

    International flights arrive at Glasgow, Edinburgh and London Airports. Connecting flights are available to Inverness and Wick. British Airways offers a regular shuttle service from London to Scotland and flights are also widely available from English regional airports. From Inverness Dalcross Airport, British Airways flies to Edinburgh, Glasgow,...

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