Mingarry is situated in Moidart on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, to the west of Fort William and north of the Isle of Mull. Moidart is best known as Bonnie Prince Charlie country as he arrived in Kinlochmoidart in August 1745 landing at Castle Tioram on route from France and set sail up Loch Shiel from Dalilea.
Mingarry is a small crofting township. There are a number of public dwellings such as a church, which was erected by Hope Scott in 1862, as well as a mixture of traditional crofts, some private houses and Mingarry Park Guest House.
There is also a hotel, pub and restaurant offering great quality food using local produce. Dentist and medical centre can also be found in Acharacle. Fort William, 44 miles from Mingarry, offers a wider range of shops and services including banks and building societies.
From Fort William take the A82 in the direction of Oban. After about 8 miles, shortly before Onich, cross the Corran Ferry to Ardgour. This leaves at a quarter past and a quarter to the hour during the day.
On leaving the ferry turn left and follow the signs for Strontian then on to Salen, Acharacle and on to Mingarry. Garmoran Square is 2nd on the right.
Alternatively, if you have more time for the journey and want a more scenic route, head North out of Fort William taking the road to Mallaig and the Isles (A830).
From here continue on your journey to Lochailort where you turn off the Road to the Isles and head across hills (A86). You are then heading through Moidart. Go through the fishing village of Glenuig and onto Mingarry, Garmoran Square is the 2nd last house on the left.
The nearest petrol station is at Strontian, 10 miles away – please ensure you keep your tank topped up.
• Inverness: 103 miles
• Glasgow: 129 miles
• Edinburgh: 156 miles
Lochailort is the closest train station and can be reached by taking the train from Fort William. Fort William can also be reached by train via the overnight sleeper from London for further information visit Scotrail.