Plockton is one of the most scenic, photographed and painted villages in Scotland. It is a haven for yachtsmen with its sheltered anchorage and has an active dinghy sailing school in the summer. It has award winning restaurants and interesting local shops. It is a lively village with regular traditional musical evenings in the local pubs and events in the village hall. Calum’s Seal Trips take visitors to the islets of Plockton Bay and Loch Carron to view the seals, with your money back if you don’t see any! Small boats, canoes and bicycles are available to hire locally.
The Skye Bridge is aprox 7 miles from Plockton via Kyle of Lochalsh and well worth a day trip to discover Neist Lighthouse on the north west coast, perhaps with lunch at The Stein Inn, Skye’s oldest Inn. Dunvegan Castle is well worth a visit and has a lovely garden. Drive back by the magnificent Cuillins and call in to the Talisker Distillery or visit Isle Ornsay and Armadale in the south of the island.
Eilean Donan Castle is about 20 mns drive from Plockton and must be the most picturesque castle in Scotland. It has a fascinating history and a most impressive tour for the visitor with excellent Guides. There is also a cafe and shop. There are wonderful walks in and around the village of Plockton and for more challenging walking the Torridon Hills and the 5 sisters of Kintail as well as the Cuillin Ridge are not far away.
For golf enthusiasts there is a 9 hole course at Sconcer in Skye and the 9 hole Lochcarron Golf Course will test most abilities (bring plenty of golf balls!).