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highlands of ScotlandLochailort is at the head of Loch Ailort where the A861 joins the A830. The loch is one of the many sea-lochs that stretch in from the Hebrides. The origins of Lochailort date back to at least 1650 when an inn was recorded here, and by 1750 the settlement had grown enough to feature on a map as Kinloch Hoylort. Early in the 1800s Lochailort saw its first road with the arrival of Thomas Telford and his "Road to the Isles" from Fort William to Arisaig, and much later to Mallaig. A fish farming company here breed salmon and other species, with farming units in Loch Ailort itself.

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Attractions Glenfinnan Monument, Glenfinnan. The Glenfinnan Monument is located at the head of Loch Shiel. There is an entrance fee to climb up the monument but no charge to walk around the surrounding area. The monument was built in 1815 in tribute to the clansmen who fought and died in the Jacobite cause. About 8 miles east of Lochailort.

Glenfinnan Monument

Attractions Glenfinnan Railway Station, Station Road, Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire PH37 4LT. Glenfinnan Station Museum is a restored West Highland Line railway station on the 'Iron Road' to the Isles from Fort William to Mallaig. The Glenfinnan Dining Car offers a unique dining experience. This lovingly restored 1950s carriage offers lunches, refreshments and cream teas during the day, throughout museum hours. Table d'hôte menu available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Booking is essential for evening meals. Tel: 01397 722 300. About 8 miles east of Lochailort.

Glenfinnan Railway Station

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