Visit Scotland / Paul Tomkins

In Our Area
The perfect base for exploring the Highlands and the Isle of Skye

Around and about

Kyle of Lochalsh owes its very existence to the railway. There were just a handful of dwellings here before the rail line was completed in the late 19th century. Today the village is a hub of activity with a wide choice of accommodation, shops and places to eat and drink.

Stand outside the museum to enjoy magnificent views towards Skye as you watch the comings and goings of a busy working harbour.

There are a number of excellent walks around the village. Don’t miss The Plock, Kyle’s Community Parkland, managed by the Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust. Just beyond Kyle there’s lots to explore on the National Trust for Scotland’s Balmacara Estate.

© Tony Hardley,

View of Plockton – VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins

The village is perfectly placed for exploring attractions such as picturesque Eilean Donan Castle, lush Attadale Gardens, and the pretty village of Plockton. Serious walkers won’t want to miss the mountains of Glenshiel including the famous Five Sisters of Kintail. And just over the water is the iconic Isle of Skye, one of Scotland’s top visitor destinations famous for its rugged landscapes and rich history. You can cross the Skye Bridge by foot, bike, bus or car.

Find out more about Kyle of Lochalsh on the Visit Scotland website.

Every season has a different magic

VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins