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Victoria Falls, Loch Maree
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_201
PLACENAME
Loch Maree
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
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Gairloch Heritage Museum
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5321
KEYWORDS
waterfalls
Victoria Falls, Loch Maree

A photograph of the Victoria Falls at Loch Maree, Wester Ross. The Victoria Falls, which feed into the lake from Beinn Eigh on its south side, are located at Slattadale and were named after Queen Victoria who visited the area in 1877.

Derived from the Gaelic 'Loch Ma'ruibhe', named after Saint Mael Rubha who founded a chapel on Maree Island in the eighth century, Loch Maree is the fourth largest freshwater loch in Scotland, with a length of 20 km and a maximum width of 4 km. Considered to be one of Scotland's most picturesque lochs, the A832 to the west coast passes along its southern bank.

Loch Maree is bordered by Slioch (981 metres) on the northern bank and Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve to the south. Its location in prime hill-walking country means the region is beset by an annual influx of visitors, scrambling to climb the surrounding peaks.


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Victoria Falls, Loch Maree

ROSS: Gairloch

waterfalls

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

A photograph of the Victoria Falls at Loch Maree, Wester Ross. The Victoria Falls, which feed into the lake from Beinn Eigh on its south side, are located at Slattadale and were named after Queen Victoria who visited the area in 1877.<br /> <br /> Derived from the Gaelic 'Loch Ma'ruibhe', named after Saint Mael Rubha who founded a chapel on Maree Island in the eighth century, Loch Maree is the fourth largest freshwater loch in Scotland, with a length of 20 km and a maximum width of 4 km. Considered to be one of Scotland's most picturesque lochs, the A832 to the west coast passes along its southern bank. <br /> <br /> Loch Maree is bordered by Slioch (981 metres) on the northern bank and Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve to the south. Its location in prime hill-walking country means the region is beset by an annual influx of visitors, scrambling to climb the surrounding peaks. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: info@gairlochheritagemuseum.org">Gairloch Heritage Museum</a>