Loch Eilt

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Loch Eilt

Loch Eilt is a freshwater loch in south-western Inverness-shire. It lies between the villages of Glenfinnan and Lochailort, 20 miles west of Fort William. The A830 road runs along the north shore, while the West Highland Line railway follows the south shore.

Eilean na Moine from the northern bank

Loch Eilt separates the districts of Morar, to the north, and Moidart, to the south. The loch has a number of small islands, including Eilean Mòr, Eilean an Tighe, Eilean Gaineamhach, Eilean nan Corra-ghriodhach and Eilean na Mòine.

Loch Eilt has been used as a location in several films. These include Local Hero (1980),[1] Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)[2] and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010).[3] The famous island used for Harry Potter in Loch Eilt, is called Eilean na Moine. It is used as Dumbledore's grave, which was later, digitally placed on Loch Arkaig.


  • Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 scale Landranger map
  • Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer map

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