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Inverie is located in Lochaber
Location within the Lochaber area
OS grid referenceNG766000
• Edinburgh125 miles
• London445 miles
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMALLAIG
Postcode districtPH41
Dialling code01687
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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57°02′16″N 5°41′00″W / 57.0377°N 5.6833°W / 57.0377; -5.6833Coordinates: 57°02′16″N 5°41′00″W / 57.0377°N 5.6833°W / 57.0377; -5.6833

Inverie (/ˌɪnvəˈr/; Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Aoidh) is the main village on the peninsula of Knoydart in the Scottish Highlands and is concentrated on the north side of Loch Nevis. Although on the mainland of Britain, the few miles of single-track road are not connected to the rest of the national road network. Inverie is only reachable, aside from a 17-mile (27 km) hike over very rough terrain, by a regular 7-mile (11 km) ferry from Mallaig, giving the place a Guinness National Record for remoteness.


Inverie lies on the north side of Loch Nevis. On approach by sea, Sgurr Coire Choinnichean at 769m (2,522 ft) forms an impressive backdrop.[1]

The Inverie ferry, the Knoydart-based Knoydart Seabridge, sails from Mallaig; it runs several times a day year-round, including weekends. A rival ferry service, the MV Western Isles, operates Monday to Friday from the start of April to the end of October.


The Old Forge pub here is, accordingly, the remotest pub in mainland Britain being furthest from roads connected to the national network in time and journey distance.[2][3]

A few bed and breakfasts compete with rental lodges, cottages and a campsite for tourists' custom throughout the year. In addition to the pub, there are two cafes, a shop, and a pottery. [4]


  1. ^ Walkhighlands. "Sgurr Coire Choinnichean".
  2. ^ "Remotest mainland pub up for sale". BBC News. BBC. 2010-08-12. Retrieved 2014-03-07. The Old Forge has an entry in the Guinness World Records as the remotest pub on mainland Britain.
  3. ^ "A pint in Britain's most remote pub". The Independent. 2013-02-28. Archived from the original on 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2014-03-07. It might seem like a long way to come for a pint but Inverie – the only village on the 55,000-acre peninsula – is home to the Old Forge pub, the most remote pub on mainland Britain.
  4. ^ "Knoydart Hide and Seek, Inverie in a stunning setting" Jamie Merrill, The Independent, 15 December 2014