Acharacle, on the stunning Ardnamurchan peninsula
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Acharacle is a small Highland village on the shore of Loch Shiel with the Loch Shiel House Hotel at its centre close to the general store, post office, café and outdoor shop. The A861 passes through the centre of Acharacle from the Corran Ferry in the East and Lochailort and Mallaig (A830) to the north and west.
The scenery along the entire length of this road is spectacular, passing along the edge of Loch Sunart from the ferry and then cutting across at Salen to Acharacle past Loch Shiel and on to Loch Moidart and Loch Ailort. The hotel is a great stopping off point when touring, or as base to explore the area.
Approximate driving times are two hours from both Inverness to the north and Glasgow to the south.
If you are travelling by bus, you will find timetable details by visiting the Scottish Citylink website.
Local bus service timetables are found on the Shielbuses website.
Scotrail runs a regular service from Glasgow Queen Street to Fort William on the West Highland line. Click here for timetable details. There is also a sleeper service available from London.
A taxi can be hired from Fort William station. Alternatively, car hire is available locally.
The most convenient airports are Inverness (80 miles) and Glasgow (90 miles) from where you can hire a car.
If you are visiting the Scottish islands during your stay in Scotland, then you will find lots of useful information by visiting the website of Caledonian MacBrayne
For any general travel/timetable enquiries, there is a nationwide travel information service available, called Traveline Scotland. One number gives access to information about all rail, coach, bus, ferry and internal air services in Scotland. Telephone 0870 608 2608.