The Morar Hotel is a 3 star hotel situated in a quiet backwater off the romantic "Road to the Isles", 2 miles from Mallaig, the Southern Gateway to the Isle of Skye, with its own rail station across the road. The hotel is closed in the day to non-residents unless by prior booking, ensuring residents enjoy quiet lounge, bar and deck areas, in keeping with the feeling of a Highland retreat.
With the introduction of the steam train, the journey takes only one and a half hours from Fort William which is just 50 minutes distance by new road or by the special steam-hauled service that runs on the West Highland line in the summer months (“the Hogwarts Express”!). There is however a year-round scheduled service from Fort William, Glasgow and London Euston (overnight) right to the hotel door. You traverse the famous Glenfinnan viaduct featured in the award-winning film “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” on the way to The Morar Hotel:
Situated just 40 minutes from Fort William, The Morar Hotel features breathtaking views of the famous Silver Sands of Morar and the Inner Hebridean islands of Rum & Eigg, its panoramic views and comfortable accommodation make it the perfect coastal escape.
Built in 1902, originally as the Station hotel, it still retains much of the charm it had when it opened, with little change throughout the past century and Morar is still a quiet sleepy village at the end of the Road to the Isles. The scenery remains as unspoilt as it was decades ago when it inspired celebrated international composer and Master of the King’s Music, Sir Arnold Bax on his many winter stays in the hotel.
Morar has a rich Jacobite tradition and it was through the district that the Young Pretender fled after the battle of Culloden in 1746. The Jacobite Lord Lovat was captured on the islands in Loch Morar before being taken to London for execution in the same year.
With the introduction of the steam train, the journey took only one and a half hours from Fort William which is just 50 minutes distance by new road or by the special steam hauled service that runs on the West Highland line in the summer months. There is however a year-round scheduled service from Fort William, Glasgow and London Euston (overnight) right to the hotel door with car hire either available in Fort William or enjoy the fabulous world-renowned train ride on the West Highland Line and be collected at the station for your car right here in Morar.
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Morar Celebrates 110th Birthday
Built in 1902, The Morar Hotel celebrated its 110th Birthday thisd summer. Originally starting out life as the ...