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Bus and coach operators along the Road to the Isles

Bus service in an around the Road to the Isles

Bus and Coach operators run services to and from Fort William and along the Road to the Isles. We hope to bring you lists of these companies as they register with the Lochaber Directory. CityLink is the operator for scheduled bus services around the Highlands of Scotland, to Skye and Glasgow.  From Fort Wiliam to Mallaig, and in and around the villages and communities along the Road to the Isles, Shiel Buses operate the bus service. Here is a link to Shiel Bus Timetable for Mallaig

This part of the west Highlands is all countryside with low levels of population so don't expect a bus to come along every 15 minutes as they may do in a large city. You need to plan your journeys and fit in with the scheduled bus timetables - unless you want to hire a car or take a tour with a local service provider.

The map below shows where all bus and coach services to and from Fort William arrive and depart.

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Taransay Bed & Breakfast
Taransay Bed and Breakfast is a quality, friendly B&B, rated 4 star by Visit Scotland. Our rooms consist of 2 singles (1 private bathroom 1 en-suite) 1 twin (en-suite) and 1 family / double room (en-suite). . We are situated in an elevated position, in a quiet cul-de-sac with spectacular views over Loch Linnhe and the Ardgour Hills. We are a pleasant walk of around 15 mins. along the shores of the Loch to the town where there are plenty of Restaurants, Pubs, Supermarkets and Shops. We are here to make your stay enjoyable, we pride ourselves on our homely welcome, and use of local produce. We offer a full Scottish cooked breakfast, with cereals, toast, yoghurts, fruit juices and a choice of tea or a cafetierre of coffee. Alternatively we offer a cold platter of Scottish cheeses and venison charcuterie. We also have a vegetarian option and can accommodate some other special dietary needs with prior arrangement. Breakfast is all served in our newly re-furbished Breakfast room with stunning views over Loch Linnhe and the Ardgour Hills. All rooms now have new flat screen tv's with dvd players. Books, guides and games can be borrowed. We offer free wifi, free parking,and tea and coffee making facilities We hope to see you soon at Taransay. GUEST COMMENTS "We stayed at Taransay for two weeks, using Fort William as a base and using public transport. Paul, Liz and Sarah were very welcoming, kind and helpful and made us feel at home. The room was clean and comfortable, and the breakfasts were scrumptious with a lot of choice. We would thoroughly recommend them and hope to visit Taransay again".
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Sheperd's Cottage
Sheperd's Cottage, Achintee Farm is situated amongst the mountain splendour of Glen Nevis, at the very foot of Ben Nevis yet only 2km. from Fort William. There is plenty of walking right from your front door, either on the hills or along the riverbanks of the Nevis. Perfect location for climbing Ben Nevis. Hiding in the trees within its own fenced garden, the 18th century stone self catering cottage has a particularly traditional atmosphere about it including a real open fire.... a special holiday for two. In the cottage there is one bedroom with a king-sized bed, a lounge/kitchen with open fire and a bathroom including a shower over the bath. Oil filled radiators are in each room keeping the cottage warm and cosy. We do not take pets. Electricity, linen and towels, and fuel for the fire are included in the price. There is free wifi access at the main farm house as well as good drying rooms. As the cottage has no washing machine we do any laundry you may have free of charge at the farm house. Across the drive from the cottage the old stone barn has been converted into a licensed restaurant and climbers' bar - Ben Nevis Inn. Achintee is also centrally located for days trips to for example: Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, and the white sandy beaches at Morar. Take the steam train to Mallaig, a boat trip to Seal island or a cable car ride at Aonach Mor. We have lived in Glen Nevis for many years and are glad to share our local knowledge if you need any advice or guidance. We also have a Bed and Breakfast and a Hostel at Achintee Farm.
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Stronlossit Inn
The Stronlossit Inn is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Centrally located in the highlands and an easy drive to the main visitor attractions. Located amidst the grandeur and majesty of the surrounding scenery, with the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Ben Nevis range, Stronlossit is a real gem of authentic Scottish highland tradition - a warm, welcoming inn-style hotel of class and character. The wonderful fusion of great food, fine ales, a grand selection of Scotch malts, choosy rooms and comfy beds – with an easy friendly atmosphere - and the warmth of great highland hospitality - is the hallmark of the real Scottish highland country inn and here at Stronlossit you have that abundance of riches eagerly awaiting you. You’ll experience a real authentic Highland inn experience in the company of the resident proprietors at Stronlossit. Salmon, Trout and Lamb from the Highlands of Scotland typify the local produce that regularly features on the menu at the Stronlossit restaurant, and in the delightful ambience of the newly refurbished lounge. Delicious Highland fare is the order of the day, and the chefs at Stronlossit certainly know how to make the most of Scotland's natural larder. The Nevis Lounge Bar has an impressive range of malt whiskies, an open fire and pulled cask beers, making it a popular rendezvous for Inn guests, outdoor enthusiasts and the local regulars alike. A special feature is the regular local "Ceilidh Night" (pronounced kay-lee) held in the Inn, with local musicians and your hosts. These nights are famous in these parts of the Highlands and guests can be assured of a very special and memorable experience. And that’s not all. Stunning walking and climbing virtually from our doorstep. Within the Fort William and Lochaber area of the Highlands, there is a good selection of friendly hotels. Also, if you are looking for accommodation on the way to visiting the Fort William area, there could be some good deals to consider.
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Coire Glas Guest House
UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP - Please contact us directly for best offers and pricing,  20% winter discount on 3 or more nights - email Morven and Simon Hardiman: [email protected] or call +44(0)1397 712272 Bed and Breakfast, Spean Bridge, near Fort William. Coire Glas Guest House is situated at the edge of the Village of Spean Bridge in grounds of approximately one acre facing south it looks out over the spectacular Grey Corries and Ben Nevis. In a sheltered position surrounded on three sides by trees, Coire Glas Guest House faces south so that guests can sit outside and enjoy the spectacular views of the ski slopes of Aonach Mor, home to Nevis Range Ski Resort by Fort William. Located in the Great Glen, the village itself has two restaurants, two pubs, a village shop, post office and a woollen mill/craft shop all within easy walking distance.  Our views are spectacular. Whilst looking out over the Leanachan forest and the magnificent Grey Corries guests can enjoy a hearty and delicious breakfast with fruits, yoghurt, cereals and juices and full Scottish breakfast options for those who like to start the day with hot food. We welcome large or small groups, 1-night stays or longer based stays for your sight-seeing around the area.  All bookings include full breakfast and packed lunches can be added for your day trips.   The Guest House accommodation consists of 10 bedrooms all with en suite shower rooms, 6 rooms are on the ground floor, 4 on the first floor.  All rooms provide tea and coffee facilities and wifi is available throughout free of charge.  Please note that TV's are currently not in the bedrooms, but there is a large guest lounge and TV/Freeview with DVDs for your use, most of our guests enjoy socialising with each other and relaxing together while on holiday. We pride our selves in producing excellent home cooked food using local produce wherever possible.  By arrangement we can provide packed lunches. Vegetarian options are available as is Gluten Free bread if required.
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Distant Hills Guest House, Spean Bridge
Situated just 9 miles outside of Fort William, our beautiful guest house offers 7 individually styled en-suite bedrooms, both double and twin. Each bedroom has quality linens and soft fluffy towels with complimentary luxury shower gels and shampoos as well as tea/coffee making facilities, a flat-screen tv and a hairdryer. There is free-wifi throughout the property and plenty of free off-road parking. Our delicious breakfasts are freshly made each morning by Cameron with locally sourced ingredients. You will have plenty of choice from cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt and porridge as well as three different choices of a hot cooked Scottish style breakfast.  A special feature at Distant Hills is our residents' bar stocked with a small selection of locally crafted beers, gins, whiskies, wines and soft drinks. You can truly relax and unwind in our bright and spacious lounge with large comfortable sofas or enjoy our beautiful secluded south-facing lawned garden with its own stream and small woodland. Spean Bridge, described as the 'Crossroads of the Highlands' is the perfect location for touring and sight-seeing. With so much to see and do in the area, Dani and Cameron can make some great recommendations for you. Below are just a few of the places that can be conveniently visited from Distant Hills: • Ben Nevis • The Commando Monument • Fort William • Monessie Gorge • Glenfinnan viaduct • Oban • Loch Ness • Skye • Mull • Aviemore Please note that we only accept children aged 12 and over. We do not accept pets. We apologise for any disappointment. Recent reviews published on Trip Advisor: 'Distant Hills gave me an amazing stay. Everything was of a high standard and the breakfast was something else. The owners couldn't do enough for us and helped us feel at home instantly. Definitely recommended.'  'We have just returned from 3 nights at Distant Hills Guest House and we can’t speak highly enough about our experience and we would recommend it to anybody. The location is stunning, surrounded by beautiful scenery and great walks to be done, and a gentle amble into the village. The rooms are really comfortable and decorated really nicely. Dani and Cam the hosts couldn’t be more welcoming and helpful, and they do a wonderful breakfast! Nothing is too much trouble for them and they are full of great suggestions and ideas of what to do in the area. We will definitely be visiting again!'
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Torlundy House
Torlundy House is a family run Guest House located in the rural settlement of Torlundy some 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Fort William in the Highlands of Scotland. Your hosts, Michael and Maxean, have been providing B&B for 18 years in Torlundy. At this time we want to assure our guests that we have implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitisation procedures and as a result been certified as "Good to Go" under the UK wide scheme to reassure guests we are doing all we can to mitigate risk and prevent COVOD-19 entering our business and home. You can find full details of the action we are taking on our own website, or if you want to discuss anything further please telephone or email us. We have lived in Torlundy for nearly 19 years now so are very conversant with the area. We welcome you to our home nestling among Britain's highest mountains (a short distance away from Ben Nevis) and most spectacular scenery. Be prepared to spend more than a day here as there is so much to do and see no matter what weather we are having, and you will not tire of the people, culture or scenery. Many of our guests say that they wished they had stayed more than a couple of nights at our Guest House because they missed so many sights. Others return year after year and still find something new each visit. We are proud to be distinctly different to hotels, many of our guests prefer the more personal and relaxed atmosphere and genuine hospitality in a "home from home" without the formality and impersonal atmosphere many hotels have and you can expect some touches rarely found in hotels that we hope make you feel there is little else we could do for you. Perhaps the only thing you might miss is room service, but then with all there is to do why would you be in your room except to get a good night's sleep? VisitScotland have awarded Torlundy House 4 Star Gold Guest House status under their Quality Assurance Scheme and our breakfast menu holds the "Taste Our Best" award for it's use of locally produced and Scottish foods. Torlundy House has 3 double (king beds) ensuite rooms and a twin bed ensuite room. We can accommodate young adults over the age of 16 years. You can expect a warm Highland welcome, a comfortable home from home and a full Continental Style Breakfast to set you up for the day, whatever you are doing. Please tell us if you have any special dietary requirement so we can get some extra things in for you. We have free complimentary WiFi internet access throughout all resident areas. *Torlundy House is a non smoking and non vaping house* We can also offer secure cycle storage and hard standings for motorcycles, and of course ample parking for cars.
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