is set adjacent to the world famous Camusdarach Beach and near to beautiful
Morar and the Silver Sands, amidst the splendour of the mountains, lochs.
Equidistant from the picturesque villages of Arisaig and Mallaig, the larger
fishing village. From the Guesthouse you can enjoy stunning coastal and
mountain walks and you are a short walk away from the famous Camusdarach beach
and local activities which suit absolutely everyone.
Glenancross is a great place for photography and painting, the light is superb,
and they are happy to provide some painting material and an easel. This season,
in May, GlenanCross offers a four day painting course hosted by international
artists Don McNeil and Jean Bell of Fyne Studies (more to follow, please call
01687 450634 for more details).
the right is a slideshow featuring the local area and some of the activities
equidistant from the picturesque villages of Morar and Arisaig and only a few
miles from the larger fishing village of Mallaig, which can provide all the
provisions and entertainment to fully compliment your stay at Glenancross Farm.
The village of Morar has
a local hotel with bar and restaurant.
The Silver Sands of Morar are a
celebrated series of beautiful sandy beaches, which pepper the coastline from
Arisaig to Morar.A stunning string of white sandy beaches, with spectacular
views out to the Small Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna, the Silver Sands of
Morar are a spectacular destination. A popular place with walkers, the beaches
are all accessible from the road and can be enjoyed individually or as a trail.
The beaches incorporate the back of Keppoch and Camusdarach on the coastline.
of Arisaig has a friendly hotel with bar, a couple of restaurants, a local craft
shop at the harbour, a lovely coffee shop and a local grocery shop with post
Arisaig lies on
the A830, which leads to Mallaig to the north and Fort William to the east. The
route, which is also known as the Road to the Isles, has been upgraded from a
single to a double-track carriageway. Work was completed in 2008. The village is
served by Arisaig railway station on the West Highland Line, which connects the
village to Mallaig and Fort William. It is the most westerly station on the
British mainland. A small passenger ferry sails from Arisaig to the Small Isles
of Eigg, Muck and Rùm. The main
CalMac service to the Small Isles operates from
MALLAIG Mallaig has
a thriving town centre and many visitor attractions including the sea life
centre, the busy working harbour, and there is a heated indoor swimming pool with
fun days for the children.
Mallaig has a
full range of accommodation, banks, supermarkets, chemist, post office and
a Tourist Information Centre. Fresh fish and the famous Mallaig kippers are
available in local hotels, restaurants and in the fish shops.
Maggie and Tom have a current
handout of local events and restaurants, (with recommendations) always being
updated as new events and restaurants come on stream.
Is one of the most beautiful beaches
in the UK, if not the world. For further information click
here. On the beach, you can get married,
swim in safe waters, sunbathe (sun permitting), walk for miles along lovely
sands, picnic, enjoy the most beautiful sunsets in the UK, or imagine you are in a scene of Local Hero, where the beach scenes were filmed,
where Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mackay, and Burt Lancaster had those
amazing philosophical discussions over buying ‘his [Ben’s] beach’, e.g.
“MacIntyre: [desperate to make
the deal] Look, how much do you want?
Ben Knox: [fills his hands with
sand] Would you pay me a pound for every grain of sand in my hand? [drops some
sand] Ah, well, that saves you some. Well, would you do it?
MacIntyre: No. Of course not.
Ben Knox: Ah, well that's a pity.
You missed out on a good bargain, for I can only hold about ten thousand grains
of sand in my hands. Did you think it would be more?”
A great place for a wedding (Google
Weddings on Camusdarach Beach). Book your wedding party into GlenanCross
GuestHouse and we will throw in a bottle of Champagne for your celebrations on
the beach or in our lovely garden.
The choice of restaurants in this
area is excellent serving the finest fayre from the land, loch, river and sea.
In the numerous ‘eating in’ or indeed ‘eating out’ facilities one can sample the
best of seafood, beef, lamb, venison, salmon, fish and shellfish to name but a
few of the favourites. Not quite a national dish but the next best thing -
locally caught haddock deep fried in batter and served with chips is something
one must try.
The quality of our restaurants is
second to none; from country house to bistro, from four star to take-away one is
spoilt for choice. Below are some of the recommended places to eat according to
The Arisaig Hoteloffers
lunches and dinners, teas and coffees with home baking to residents and
non-residents. The chefs prepare all the food on site, using fresh local produce
where possible, and create some real treats! Dinner can be taken in either of
the Bars or in the Dining Room. After dinner you can join the fun in the
Crofter's Bar. (Tel: 01687 450210).
Lunch and dinner are available atThe
Old Library Lodge & Restaurant-
booking advisable (Tel: 01687 450651). The food is bistro style and the chef
uses as much of the abundance of local produce as possible. Friendly restaurant
with imaginative dishes - modern Scottish with French touches.
freshly prepared food all day. Breakfast, lunch, evening meals, as well as
coffee, tea and cake
breakfast, lunches, snacks and bar food in the Silver Sands Restaurant, the Café
Morag and the Bar Lounge. Fresh fish is a frequent special. Tel: 01687 462346.
For a different taste sensation, try the exotic Thai Food (take-away) from
Sunset Guest House (Tel: 01687 462259). Please give several hours’ notice of
Fresh fish and the famous Mallaig kippers are
available in local hotels, restaurants and in the fish shops. By the harbour,Fish
Merchant Andy Racehas
a shop and also offers a mail order service selling a variety of freshly caught
01687 462306) offers both restaurant and take-away food. They serve haddock,
langoustines, prawns, monkfish, sole, mussels and a whole lot more. There are
also meat and vegetarian options. Taste their delicious home baked desserts.