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Welcome toRum

See Manx shearwaters and white-tailed eagles, or explore the castle, and Kinloch village on the shore.

1 of 4 Cliffs on Isle of Rum

More about Rum

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History & heritage Nature & wildlife

Home of the sea eagle

Rum is a National Nature Reserve, so you're just as likely to see researchers as tourists here. If you tire of the wildlife - which includes sea eagles - then head to Kinloch Castle, built in 1900 at the centre of an estate that once employed 14 under gardeners. It's open to visitors, and well worth a look.

For more information on Rum visit the Small Isles and Isle of Rum websites. 


How to get here

The ferry to Rum and the other Small Isles runs from the port of Mallaig on the mainland. The ferry to Rum takes 80 minutes. 

No advance booking is necessary on this sailing for foot passengers. Simply turn up at the port of departure buy a ticket and go on the next available sailing. For vehicles reservations, please contact Mallaig port office.

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Getting to Mallaig

Mallaig is a port on the North West coast, and makes a great base for your adventures on the Isles.

By train

Get to Glasgow, then catch the train direct to Mallaig. The fastest train takes 5 hours 14 minutes. Check Scotrail for train times.

By car

Mallaig is roughly 3 hours 30 minutes from Glasgow, or 4 hours from Edinburgh by car. 

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Mallaig Port: PH41 4QD

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