About 10 miles west of Glenfinnan the road passes through the village of Lochailort, where the A861 branches south to the remote Ardnamurchan Peninsula (see above). There's accommodation and food here at the D Lochailort Inn, Tel. 470208, open March-October.

A couple of miles further on, is Loch nan Uamh, where Prince Charles first landed on the Scottish mainland and from where, a year later, he fled for France following the disastrous defeat at Culloden. A path leads down from the car park to the Prince's Cairn, which marks the beginning and the end of the Jacobite cause.

Phone code: +44 (0)1687

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