Plockton

The picturesque village of Plockton sits on a sheltered bay with stunning views overlooking Loch Carron. Plockton is a Highland village that really offers everything: breathtaking scenery and landscapes, secluded bays, coral beaches, islands, panoramic views and the possibility of seeing an array of marine life at close quarters.

Because of its spectacular setting and traditional Highland atmosphere, Plockton has appeared in numerous film and television productions, the most well known being the BBC’s 'Hamish Macbeth' series. This peaceful Highland community in the Gaelic heartland now draws visitors from all over the world to enjoy its beautiful setting.

   

For more information on Plockton, visit the Plockton website 

The sea is integral to Plockton. The community once thrived on fishing and crofting, and now, in the summer, the bay is a popular anchorage for visiting yachts and famous for it’s fortnight Sailing Regatta. Everyone can get out on the water: from Calum’s Seal Trips, one of the longest running and most well know boat trips in Scotland; to kayaking, sailing and rowing.

A National Trust for Scotland conservation village, Plockton has carefully preserved its heritage, while offering outstanding hospitality. There’s an excellent range of accommodation and the hotels and restaurants are famous for their seafood as well as live traditional music. Eating out there’s something for everyone: from fine dining to fish and chips on the harbour wall.

Popular with artists, Plockton is home to an art gallery and studio and there are regular exhibitions at the village hall. The village is also well served by a shop, post office and railway station.

And, just a 15-minute drive away, Kyle of Lochalsh has a full range of amenities and services and is the gateway to the Isle of Skye. Plockton is also just a few miles away from the famous "North Coast 500" route around the North and North West of Scotland. Why not get "offroute" and relax for a couple of days in idyllic surroundings?

Posted on Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Red Squirrels return to several areas of Wester Ross!

Red squirrels, a species previously lost from their native woodlands, have been successfully returned to the north-west Highlands, early results of a reintroduction project show. The new population has naturally expanded Full Story...

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th 2017

So many visitors!

The Wester Ross gardens’ guardians, the National Trust for Scotland, said yesterday the recent renovation of the estate’s grand home Inverewe House had also helped boost business since reopening after the win Full Story...

A simply beautiful part of the world. I stayed near Gairloch with my family recently, and we'll certainly be back.
Jeff Gilberston, Florida

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