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Morar | As the Atlantic Ocean rolls in past the Small Isles, its azure shallows tumble on to sparkling white beaches which have long lured photographers and film-makers – none more so than the stretches from Traigh Beach to the silver sands of Morar where 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander' were filmed.

Morar

As the Atlantic Ocean rolls in past the Small Isles, its azure shallows tumble onto sparkling white beaches which have long lured photographers and film-makers.

None more so than the stretches from Arisaig Bay to the silver sands of Morar where 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander' were filmed.

The old road takes you past the rapids of River Morar, Britain's shortest river.

The new road sweeps past Morar, but the wise traveller will find time to explore the village and Loch Morar which is the deepest fresh water loch in Europe. It is said that in its dark depths 'Morag' the monster patrols her domain.

At the western end of the loch lies an island called Eilean Ban, site of the first seminary in Scotland in which young men were educated and prepared for the priesthood. This seminary, which was razed following the Jacobite Rebellion, assured Morar and Arisaig of their importance in the Catholic Church.

While in the village of Morar, you should take the opportunity to visit the cross and viewpoint which affords panoramic views of the Inner Hebrides and Loch Morar. The cross was erected in 1899 to commemorate the opening of the present church.

Silver Sands Trekking Centre Morar Based at Glenrowan Farm on the edge of Morar, Silversands Trekking Centre offers a variety of daily activities, suitable for all ages and abilities. Explore the area on horseback and ride on beaches such as Camusdarach or the Silver sands of Morar. Tel: 07789 175 136.

For a different taste sensation, try the exotic Thai-Food (take-away) from Sunset in Morar (Tel: 01687 462259). They can get very busy, particularly on weekends and consequently ordering at least 2 hours advance is recommended. See full menu, prices and reviews. This can be particularly handy if you are self catering in the area and don't want to cook for yourselves.
Or why not take advantage of the stunning views from the Morar Hotel deck where you can have daily lunches, snacks or coffee from the Café Morag inside the hotel, or refresh yourself at the Long Bar? Fresh fish is a frequent special in the Silver Sands Restaurant at the hotel.

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