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The 84 mile railway that starts at Fort William and goes to Mallaig is one of the great engineering marvels of the world and runs through the area that PHS defines as Morar. The line crosses the amazing Glenfinnan viaduct and features a scheduled steam train each day that has been made famous as the Hogwart's Express in the Harry Potter films. The railway then passes Arisaig from where you can catch ferries to Rum, Eigg and Muck and beaches made famous by the film Local Hero. Arriving at Mallaig you get lovely views across the Sound of Sleat to Skye and delicious shell-fish. A ferry runs to Armadale in Skye during the summer months. This area is also famous for being the area chosen for the Special Operations Executive training bases during the second world war - the stories to be told are simply amazing.
The beaches of Arisaig are world famous and rightly so. Over quite an extensive area you get amazing shallow inlets and sandy coves where a family can shelter from any breeze and let their children run wild to find shells and diving rocks, safe from any strong currents and often where the water has been still enough to get warmed by the sun. Even in the height of the popular summer, you can find seclusion and marvel at the beauty. Rhue Beach is identified as the most recommended but really the whole area is fantastic.
There are three Museums within the Morar area that can help will filling in information about its fascinating history. The Land, Sea and Islands Centre in Arisaig, The Glenfinnan Station Museum and The Mallaig Heritage Centre.
The tourist attractions identifified by Private House Stays in Morar are linked below. In addition we recommend Mallaig Marine World, Millbuies Country Park and The Loch Nan Uamh Cairn. The Jacobite Steam train that runs down the railway line from Fort William to Mallaig and back is also a very popular attraction and does need to be booked in advance at the height of the summer tourist season. It is a great trip through spectacular scenery, through all sorts of tunnels and embankments and across the incredible Glenfinnan viaduct. It stops in Mallaig long enough to have some lunch and to look around Mallaig a bit before returning to Fort William.