They say there is no such a thing as a boring road in Scotland, especially when you’re outside urban areas. And no matter how beautiful some of these roads are, there are always a few that are just a tad more stunning, roads that stick in your mind as being “very special”. One of them is the Road to the Isles and the other one is the drive through Glen Shiel. Both offer an unforgettable driving experience amidst some of the most beautiful scenery Scotland has to offer. There's nothing better than to combine these two routes and turn them into one amazing Highlands driving Route!
These two routes combined offer an absolutely stunning driving experience. You’ll drive the legendary Road to the Isles, pass Glenfinnan Monument and Viaduct, see the stunning west coast and the villages of Arisaig and Morar,board a ferry at Mallaig to Armadale on the Isle of Skye and head back over the Skye Bridge via Kyle of Lochalsh and Eilean Donan Castle through one of Scotland’s most beautiful glens, Glen Shiel, and at the end you can pay tribute to our soldiers at the commando memorial at Spean Bridge with views of Ben Nevis.
The Highlands 140 Driving Route
The Highlands 140 driving
route is, as the name says, 140 miles long and the total driving time is
around 5 to 9 hours which includes the 40 minute ferry crossing from
Mallaig to Armadale on Skye. Total driving time depends of course on the
amount of stops etc. The start
and finish can be everywhere but one choice is the Spean Bridge. This is a lovely village with shops,
cafe’s, a good parking area and a lovely train station.
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