Places to See
Located in some of Scotland's most stunning shoreline and countryside, Morar and the surrounding area has lots of places of natural beauty to see. Within close proximity of the hotel there are forests, monuments and visitor attractions within easy reach by car or by train.
No matter what time of year you visit there is something beautiful to view. In winter months, the surrounding area is usually flurried with white snow creating breathtaking scenery of the mountains.
Spring brings the bluebells into blossom and the summer months see the area come alive with sparkling sunshine and faraway sea views.
Autumn brings its own tapestry of colour, transforming the landscape and adding that magical touch to what is, at any time of year, a stunning landscape which is rich with natural beauty.
Places To See
Famed for its silver sands, the beaches in and around Morar really are beautiful.
manonabeach.com is a a great, informative website where you can enjoy flavours of the beach before and after your visit to the silver sands. It also feature some great maps of the local area in the Highlands and Islands and will help you discover all the beaches close by. The author visits the local area throughout the season to document the changes throughout the year at the silver sands which can be viewed on the website.
The beach at Camusdarach was featured in the BBC television series 'Monarch of the Glen' and in the film 'Local Hero'. The beach is even now licensed for weddings so you can get married surrounded by the beautiful white sands!
Visable from the railway line as you come over the famous viaduct, the Glenfinnan Monument is located at the head of Loch Shiel. Built in 1815, the momument is a kilted Highlander which marks the spot where Bonnie Prince Charlie unfurled his Jacobite Standard in 1745 at the beginning of the fight to regain the throne.
There is a narrow spiral staircase (not for the faint hearted!) which allows visitors breathtaking views of the area!
Open from April - October.
Land, Sea and Island's Visitor Centre
Based in Arisaig, the Land, Sea and Islands Visitor Centre is a community project which is home to a great exhibition. On show is photographic displays, artifacts and films which celebrate the area's social and natural history in previous and current years.
Admission to the centre is free however donations are gratefully welcomed.
Opening times: Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm.
Twelve miles long and a thousand feet deep in places, Loch Morar is the deepest fresh water loch in Europe. Loch Morar is said to be home to Nessie's cousin Morag the Monster with sightings dating back to 1887. Reported sightings have described Morag as being 25-30 feet long with three humps. The loch was even surveyed three times throughout the 1970s by a specialist team from London University, however no evidence of a monster has ever emerged.
Loch Morar is also famed as where some of the movie Rob Roy was filmed. With beautiful views, its definately worth a visit.
Due to the wonderful location of Morar, lots of wildlife can be easily spotted throughout the year. When the fishing boats arrive back at the docks, locals can usually see families of seals cheekily looking for some fishy treats from the fisherman landing their catch.
Local boat safari's in the area offer visitors the chance to spot dolphins in their natural habitat as well as seals on the beaches.
The Morar viewpoint commenorates the opening of the present church. The cross was erected in 1899 and offers excellent views to the Inner Hebrides.
Morar is an ideal spot to watch the steam engines go past on the West Highland Line. On clear days views of the small isles across the bay of water are particularly spectacular. Remember your camera because there are plenty of great photo opportunities in and around Morar!
Morar Celebrates 110th Birthday
Built in 1902, The Morar Hotel celebrated its 110th Birthday thisd summer. Originally starting out life as the ...