Visit Harry Potter Country! The Morar Hotel is a friendly family owned hotel on the romantic "Road to the Isles", 3 miles from Mallaig, the Southern Gateway to the Isle of Skye.
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, and is only metres from the train station, yet with 2-3 services a day it is never noisy. During its quiet history, the place has seen just 5 owners and has a long tradition of being a family run hotel. Original owners the MacKellaig family ran it until 1973, following by the MacLeod family until 2003 then the Mansons to June 2005 with Scott Hoteliers to 2014. The Sherwood partnership took over in 2015.
Morar has seen little change in the past century and 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 composer Sir Arnold Bax on his many summer 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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