Road to the Isles attractions

Lake in Road to the Isles

Loch Morar

A minor road from Morar village, 2.5 miles south of Mallaig, leads to scenic 11-mile-long Loch Morar, which, at 310m, is the deepest body of water in the United Kingdom. Reputed to be inhabited by its own version of…
Museum in Arisaig & Morar

Land, Sea & Islands Visitor Centre

This centre in Arisaig village houses exhibits on the cultural and natural history of the region. A small but fascinating exhibition explains the part played by the local area as a base for training spies for the Sp…
Beach in Arisaig & Morar

Camusdarach Beach

Fans of the movie Local Hero still make pilgrimages to Camusdarach Beach, just south of Morar, which starred in the film as Ben’s beach. To find it, look for the car park half a mile north of Camusdarach Campsite; f…
Museum in Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan Station Museum

This fascinating little museum records the epic tale of building the West Highland railway line. The famous 21-arch Glenfinnan viaduct, just east of the station, was built in 1901, and featured in several Harry Pott…
Monument in Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan Monument

This tall column, topped by a statue of a kilted Highlander, was erected in 1815 on the spot where Bonnie Prince Charlie first raised his standard and rallied the Jacobite clans on 19 August 1745, marking the start …
Museum in Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan Visitor Centre

This centre recounts the story of the ’45, as the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 is known, when Bonnie Prince Charlie’s loyal clansmen marched and fought their way from Glenfinnan south via Edinburgh to Derby, then back…
Museum in Mallaig

Mallaig Heritage Centre

The village’s rainy-day attractions are limited to this heritage centre, which covers the archaeology and history of the region, including the heart-rending tale of the Highland Clearances in Knoydart.