local sights

Eilean Donan

Castle 4

Although the island of Eilean Donan has been a fortified site for at least 800 years, the present building largely dates from the early 20th century. Today's castle, which rose from the ruins of its predecessor, was re-built between 1912 and 1932, and is more recently famed for appearing on BBC TV with the orange BBC air balloon floating overhead. The castle was also used extensively as a location for the 1986 film Highander.

The Seaprobe Atlantis
The Seaprobe Atlantis is a totally unique, custom-built glass bottomed boat – but with a difference. Windows in the sides of the hull give you a unique submarine-like window on the underwater world - an experience you will never forget, and an experience that no other boat in Britain can match.

Seafari
Seafari offer 2 or 3 hour whale watching trips in the waters off Skye. The Talisker award-winning trips regularly result in sightings of Minke whales, dolphins, basking sharks, and occasionally you might even see a killer whale. With 3 inflatable RIBS operating, there's plenty of space available for everyone. A day to remember.

Plockon

Plockton
This idyllic village lies at the seaward end of Loch Carron and is probably best known as the location for the fictional Highland village of Loch Dubh in the BBC TV production 'Hamish Macbeth', first broadcast between 1995 and 1997. Famous for its seafood, the local community is very welcoming to the constant stream of tourists from all over the world.

Fishing
Fishing for wild Brown trout is available at the many Lochs around Lochalsh. For the beginner there are Lochs that are easily accessed. For the more experienced there are dozens of Lochs with rugged walk-ins. Absorb the beauty of the area in complete solitude.
For more details of all fishing available please use the contacts link and we will be delighted to assist.

The Falls of Glomach
One of the highest waterfalls in Britain, 113m (370 ft), set in a steep narrow cleft in remote country. The best approach is from the Morvich Countryside Centre (see Kintail), where Rangers may be available to give information. Or you can leave car by the Ling bridge at the North end of Loch Long, for a long walk along Glen Elchaig before making a steep climb to the Falls (7 miles – allow 8 hours. This latter option is challenging, so be prepared.