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Loch Maree Hotel
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GAIRLOCHM_506
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Talladale
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Gairloch Heritage Museum
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5748
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hotels
inns
Loch Maree Hotel

A photograph of Loch Maree Hotel and its car park.

Loch Maree Hotel is famous for having hosted Queen Victoria in 1877, during her tour of the Highlands. The event is credited with beginning a tourist boom in the region.

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 (3218 ft) 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, eager to climb the surrounding peaks.


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Loch Maree Hotel

hotels; inns

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

A photograph of Loch Maree Hotel and its car park.<br /> <br /> Loch Maree Hotel is famous for having hosted Queen Victoria in 1877, during her tour of the Highlands. The event is credited with beginning a tourist boom in the region.<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 (3218 ft) 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, eager 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>