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4 day rail pass for the Highlands

We have a 4 say ScotRail pass for the Highlands.... recommendations for two pensioners on the best way to use the pass to see the best spots?


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You probably know there's an interactive ScotRail map here

Starting from the west . . . if you go to Oban, you may want to stop off at the Falls of Cruachan station to see the "Hollow Mountain" visitor centre. You can take a tour into the mountain, or just have a cup of tea in the café; either way the visitor centre is really fascinating.

If you want to visit the Isle of Skye, you can take the train to Mallaig in one direction (recommended stop in Fort William for lunch or overnight), take the ferry and use bus transport on the Isle, then take a bus over the bridge to Kyle of Lochalsh to resume your train journey. Just a few miles from Kyle of Lochalsh (within taxi distance) is Dornie, where the iconic Eilean Donan Castle stands at the confluence of 3 sea lochs.

From there you could either go to Inverness or turn northeast toward Georgemas Junction; if the latter, Dunrobin Castle is one of the train stations.

South of Inverness, Aviemore is a charming town with many shops and restaurants. That route also stops at Dalwhinnie, where you could visit the distillery; and Blair Athol near Blair Castle.

Hope this helps! I'm sure others can give more detailed advice, but can you tell us your intended starting & ending points?