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Lochcarron, Wester Ross,
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> Lochcarron General Information

> Travel Information

> Tours & Trips

  • Wester Ross Tours - conducted tours of Wester Ross and Skye & Lochalsh with local guide. Modern, comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Also available for private hire, weddings, airport and train transfers.
  • Glasgow Airport Millennium Taxis - authorised Glasgow Airport Taxis catering for business, single journeys, hotel and conference transfers. Tours throughout Scotland. Credit cards accepted, including American Express. Internet booking facility 24hrs 7days a week. Website includes links to Scottish accommodation, information and attractions, etc...
  • North Coast 500 - a self-drive / cycle route taking in 500 miles of coastal scenery, dubbed "Scotland's Route 66".
  • Diving & Boat Trips
  • 5 Bells Diving - diver training and dive trips in some of the clearest waters around the UK. Run by experienced commercial diver who has been a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Staff Instructor since 2001.
  • Calum's Seal Boat Trips - free if no seals!
  • Seaprobe Atlantis - trips from Kyle of Lochalsh by glass-bottom boat, to see the hidden mysteries of the deep!
  • Bella Jane - trips from Elgol on Skye to Loch Coruisk and also to the islands of Rhum and Canna.
  • Mountain and Sea Guides - kayaking.

> Walking & Climbing

  • ScotWays - the Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society - promoting the interests of those who enjoy walking in Scotland. Safeguarding public access in Scotland since 1845.
  • The Mountaineering Council of Scotland - the representative body for climbers, walkers, mountaineers and cross-country skiers who enjoy Scottish mountains.
  • Great Glen Way - a new 73-mile walking route from Fort William to Inverness.
  • MountainVision - for mountaineering, walking, and climbing courses in the North West Highlands.
  • Mountain and Sea Guides - walking, climbing and kayaking.

> Castles & Places of Historical Interest

  • Brodie Castle - 16th century fortified home - formerly the home of the Brodie of Brodie - now a Scottish National Trust property.
  • Cawdor Castle - 14th century castle, linked with MacBeth by Shakespeare.
  • Culloden Battlefield - site of the last major battle fought on British soil.
  • Duntulm Castle - the ruins of Duntulm Castle stand right at the top of the Trotternish peninsula on Skye. This was a stronghold of the Clan MacDonald and was abandoned by the clan around 1730.
  • Dunvegan Castle - the ancestral home of the Clan MacLeod on the Isle of Skye, still in use today. The castle is open to visitors all year round - opening times are shown on the website.
  • Eilean Donan Castle - the famous castle on Loch Duich which used to feature in the "balloon" sequences on BBC television. Open to visitors.
  • Fort George - massive and impressive fort built in the 1760's and still in use as a barracks today. The ramparts form an excellent vantage point from which to look for dolphins which regularly visit the Moray Firth.
  • Urquhart Castle - an imposing castle on the shores of Loch Ness.

> Other Places of Interest

  • Inverewe Gardens - being on a latitude more northerly than Moscow, these gardens are home to exotic plants from all over the world, courtesy of the warm currents of the Gulf Stream.
  • The Hydroponicum - at Achiltibuie, north west of Ullapool. The premier centre for the demonstration of soil-less growing in the UK.
  • Shards Stained Glass - at Arrina on the Applecross coast road, about 10 miles from Shieldaig and 15 miles from Applecross. Manufacturers and suppliers of a unique and unusual range of stained glass suncatchers.
  • Highland Museum of Childhood - located in the Old Station at Strathpeffer.
  • Eden Court Theatre - for mainstream theatre productions in Inverness.
  • Inverness Aquadome - an all-round water experience for all - from serious swimmers to those wishing to relax in the poolside spa.
  • Loch Ness - all about the loch, the monster, etc.!
  • Jacobite Cruises - cruises on Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal.
  • Bright Water Visitor Centre - located in Kyleakin on Skye, just across the water from Kyle of Lochalsh. For information about the Eilean Ban Trust and Gavin Maxwell, and for Boat Trips.

> Nearby Villages of Interest

  • Applecross - reached via the spectacular Bealach na Ba and the subject of Monty Halls' Great Escape on BBC2 recently.
  • Torridon - a neighbouring area to Lochcarron with spectacular mountain scenery. Very attractive to walkers and climbers.

> Whisky Distilleries & Whisky Information

  • Glen Ord Distillery - at Muir of Ord, just about the nearest distillery to Lochcarron.
  • Glenmorangie Distillery - at Tain, just south of the Dornoch Firth.
  • Dalmore Distillery - on the banks of the Cromarty Firth overlooking the Black Isle. Its malt whisky has a characteristic full flavour and body, and a long lingering aftertaste. A classic Highland malt.
  • Talisker Distillery - the only distillery on Skye, produces the famous single malt, and is open to visitors.
  • ScotchWhisky.net - general information about uisge-beatha, the water of life.
  • Malts.com - information about Scotland's finest Single Malt Whiskies.

> Scottish Real Ale

> Lochcarron Golf Club

  • Lochcarron Golf Club - our local 9-hole golf course situated just outside the village; has superb views; open to visitors.

> Wildlife Conservation & Birds

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