Loch Eilt

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Loch Eilt
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Loch Eilt is located in Highland
Loch Eilt
Loch Eilt
LocationLochaber, Highland, Scotland
Coordinates56°52′44″N 5°35′10″W / 56.879°N 5.586°W / 56.879; -5.586Coordinates: 56°52′44″N 5°35′10″W / 56.879°N 5.586°W / 56.879; -5.586
Primary outflowsRiver Ailort
Max. length5 km (3.1 mi)
Max. width0.5 km (0.31 mi)

Loch Eilt is a freshwater loch in Lochaber, in the West Highlands of Scotland. It is between the villages of Glenfinnan and Lochailort, 30 km west of Fort William. The A830 road runs along the north shore, while the West Highland Line railway follows the south shore.

Loch Eilt separates the traditional 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 was used as Dumbledore's grave, which was later digitally placed on Loch Arkaig.

Eilean na Moine from the northern bank.


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  • Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer map
  1. ^ Hill, Doug. "The helicopter taking Mac back to Houston". Scotland the Movie Location Guide. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Harry Potter comes to the Highlands". visithighlands.com. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  3. ^ Horne, Marc (12 December 2010). "Special effects wizards combined two Scots lochs for Harry Potter finale". Sunday Mail. Retrieved 8 February 2012.