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5 Reasons To Visit Lochalsh

A hilly peninsula that lies between Loch Carron and Loch Alsh, home of one of Scotland’s most famous castles, Eileen Donan Castle. Lochalsh has lots to offer for any traveller, with multiple activities to enjoy from hiking around the outstanding scenery to sailing or spotting wildlife – there is something for everyone. Don’t miss stopping here as you head over the sea to Skye!


  • Plockton Village

An utterly picture-perfect village with stunning views overlooking Loch Carron. Kayaking lessons and seal spotting trips can be found right at the harbour! With a variety of places to eat, drink and play, Plockton is worth the visit.


  • It’s is a great base for exploring

If you want to see both the mainland and Skye, you have stopped at the right place. Lochalsh is where you will find the Skye Bridge which is a road bridge connecting mainland Highland with the Isle of Skye. It is super easy to go exploring even if you don’t have a car! Take a train ride to other areas in the Scottish Highlands via The Kyle of Lochalsh Line or hop on one of the buses that run daily.


  • Woodland Walks

Lots of adventures can be had in Lochalsh! One of our personal favourites has got to be the Falls of Glomach walk, which can be found at the National Trust for Scotland Morvich countryside centre. Often referred to as “the most magnificent waterfalls in Britain” the scenery is well worth the effort. Great for experienced hikers, this walk can easily fill a full day of adventures. Don’t worry if you would prefer a more laid-back walk, however. Taking around an hour to complete, the Duirinish and Drumbie coast walk features wonderful views with a chance of spotting seals or otters.  We believe they are best spotted early in the morning, so we recommend making this your first activity of the day!


  • Attadale Gardens

An enchanting artist’s garden featuring monet-style bridges, waterfalls, a series of gardens and more. You will feel like you are in a fairy-tale here with views of Loch Carron and The Isle of Skye beyond. The gardens are open between 1st April – 31st October, with some events on throughout the year such as the Scottish Snowdrop Festival which is available for entry from the 7th February 2019 – 28th February 2019. Being close to other amenities and landmarks such as Strome Castle, this makes a visit here easy to fit into a full day out.


  • It’s a haven for wildlife

From spotting the popular “hairy coos” roaming the streets to taking a trip on the Seaprobe Atlantis Glass Bottom Boat, it is just a fantastic place for wildlife lovers. Lochalsh offers the chance to see an array of wildlife from impressive golden eagles to the adorable feral goats, deer, dolphins and much more. So, don’t forget your camera!


Find out more about booking your Seaprobe Atlantis boat trip on their website.