What to see and do
Whether you are here for just a day, or perhaps staying a little longer there is always something to see and do around Lochcarron and Wester Ross. The area offers an amazing range of walks and climbs to suit all abilities, and if you aren’t so energetic how about some retail therapy. The famous Lochcarron Weavers is just a few minutes away, the world’s largest manafucturer of authentic tartans, or wander around the many galleries and craft shops along the coast.
Some of Scotland’s best wildlife watching is available in a number of villages from Plockton to Shieldaig, and Torridon to Gairloch, on the water, on the land, and in the air. From time to time otters can be seen at the edge of the shore across the road from Pathend. Wester Ross is the perfect place to try your hand at kayaking, fishing, cycling, walking and climbing, or simply enjoy touring around dramatic mountain scenery.
And added to all that we have some of the finest food and drink in all of Scotland !
To help you plan a stay with us we have shown below some of our favourite things to see and do, all within a short distance from the village.
Over 20 acres of beautifully manicured mountain gardens,and home of the MacPherson family. It is an artists garden framing the stunning views to Skye and the surrounding mountains. One of the finest gardens on Scotland’s west coast.
Calum has been taking visitors to see the seals of Lochcarron for nearly 30 years. He knows the seals well, and they have got to know him pretty well too. Daily trips on the ‘Sula Mhor’ throughout the summer from the piers in Plockton, and occasional music and fishing cruises in the evenings.
The villages’s own golf course on the shores of Lochcarron with 9 lovely, but challenging holes (par 60) and stunning views across the loch to the mountains beyond. Snacks and meals are available in the club house where you will receive a warm Highland welcome and plenty of craic!
Quite simply one of the finest castles in Scotland and the regions premier visitor attraction. On it’s own island in Loch Duich, Eilean Donan is a must for all the family and included is the story of the castle from it’s days as a monastery in the 7th century to it’s wonderful restoration in the 1920’s. Don’t forget the camera and enjoy a day to remember!
The ancient seat of the Clan Donald, Armadale Castle and Gardens is one of Skye’s premier attractions. Wander through over 40 acres of magnificent gardens, visit the world famous ‘Museum of the Isles’, browse the gift shops or enjoy a snack or meal at the Stables Restaurant and Café. A great day out for all the family amidst beautiful scenery in the Sleat peninsula.
The Applecross peninsula is a stunning area of mountain scenery, rocky shorelines and sandy beaches. Reached via the Bealach na Ba (the pass of the cattle), the highest mountain pass in Britain, the village of Applecross is known for it’s award –winning hotel and pub, wide sandy beach, and breathtaking views across to the islands of Raasay and Skye. Follow the coast road north from Applecross to Shieldaig and Loch Torridon, passing tiny fishing villages, wild moorlands and a host of picnic stops. Well worth the whole day out!
The National Trust for Scotland’s spectacular 50 acre gardens at Poolewe. Simpl y amazing, and a show case for Scotland’s finest plants, trees and shrubs.
Just over half an hour from Lochcarron , Plockton has long been known as the ‘jewel of the highlands’ and is a picturesque fishing village nestling in the shadow of the mountains and provides a safe haven for the many yachts that visit each year. Great places to eat and drink, galleries, shops and sea kayaking as well as Calum Mackenzie’s famous Seal Trips. A day out for young and old and those in between!