Road to the Isles is one of the best drives in Scotland

Located on the Highlands of Scotland, the Road to the Isles is considered as one of the best drives in the country with plenty to see along the way and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

Road to the Isles

How long is the Road to the Isles?

This very scenic drive is 40.6mi (65.3 km) long running east-west and links Fort William, a town in the western Scottish Highlands, on the shores of Loch Linnhe and Mallaig, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. From the mountains around Ben Nevis to stunning loch Shiel and then to stunning beaches and views of islands, this drive will please everyone. This route passes the Glenfinnan Monument, sandy beaches, and beautiful coastline before it reaches Mallaig, where you can catch a ferry to the Isle of Skye.

Is the Road to the Isles paved?

The road (A830 road) is totally paved. The drive is definitely worth it. A drive not to be missed! The drive takes in historic sites as well as beautiful Scottish countryside. Dotted with small Scottish towns and with no shortage of scenery, the aptly named Road to the Isles is one of Scotland's most beautiful drives. The views are spectacular on a fine day (or dramatic if weather not so fine). Here you will see some of the most spectacular scenery in the world - from sandy beaches to dramatic hills - green woodlands, heather moors, unforgettable sea views with magnificent sunsets over the Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna, Skye and the remote wilderness of Knoydart.