Things to do in Lochalsh

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Things to Do in Lochalsh


Top Attractions in Lochalsh

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  • Trip Recommender
    Inverness, UK219 contributions
    Beautiful and standout in beautiful surrounding. Lovely place to spend time with the family. Get there before 3 pm for autumn and winter is the best.
    Written 11 November 2023
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  • M Gilmore
    Invergordon, Scottish Highlands, Scotland180 contributions
    We've been meaning to try this lovely little ferry for ages and it was definitely worth the wait!

    We managed to visit on a sunny Saturday and although it was towards the end of tourist season it was still nicely busy; we were full for our crossing, with 3 more cars arriving just as we pulled away.

    I will say you need to take care on the drive down. Even as locals, parts of the winding, steep, single-track road were a tiny bit hair-raising! The edge of the road also drops sharply in sections so you need to be careful not to move too far over when passing other vehicles.

    It's well worth taking the extra time to visit the little Cafe at the top of the hill, just before you head down to the slipway. There didn't seem to be seating inside but there is covered seating outside, and the views are simply stunning. You also get visited by the friendly birds, seeking crumbs! We had tea/coffee and some of the home baking and it's a fantastic spot to sit and take it all in, watching the ferry below.

    The crossing itself is pretty short but most of the fun is with the manual turntable element. Plus the views. The road on the other side is much like the one you'll have just navigated, so again needs some care especially on the blind-hills and bends. But there's yet more stunning scenery to make it all worthwhile!

    We did the single crossing, which cost us £18 for a car and 3 passengers. We then drove back around via the Bridge, which is only about 10-15 minutes from the slipway on the Skye side. As a round-trip it makes for a great day out.

    It's really worth doing if you're in the area, and we'd definitely recommend.
    Written 3 October 2023
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  • Y Y
    Scotch Plains, NJ84 contributions
    This is absolutely amazing structure. The fact that it was built by hand thousands of years ago is unbelievable! Worth a visit.
    Written 20 October 2023
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  • Katethevet
    Brilley, UK39 contributions
    We parked at the entrance to the Killilan estate and walked to the falls and back. Easy walking until the last mile or so but it is a long way! Well worth it though, the falls are beautiful and we saw barely anyone else.
    Written 31 August 2019
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  • e_garak
    Shetland Islands, UK198 contributions
    This ferry is a little gem.
    The tour to the ferry is offering loads of splendid views.
    Tons of scenery.
    The road is a bit of an adventure but fun to drive.
    The ferry is very nice and an attraction itself.
    The trip is worth every penny.
    The crew is very friendly, helpful and FUNNY.
    Greetings to the dog.
    We enjoyed every second of the short trip.

    Would we go again? YES!!!!!
    Written 12 July 2023
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  • smd2009
    england179 contributions
    The route was easy to follow from
    Parking in Balmacara centre. We did the Skye view point route which took about 40-60mins with stops for photos and to look at the views. We finished with an ice cream at the cafe in Balmacara. Some lovely views of the Skye bridge
    Written 25 June 2023
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  • Bandit-One
    Lucerne, Switzerland7,836 contributions
    After spending most of the day at the Eilean Donan Castle we felt a bit like walking and looked for some trails on the way back to the Isle of Skye. Found this Parkland here on Google Maps and stopped by.

    And what a wonderful suprise that was. You can access it from the A87, just before crossing to the Isle of Skye. There's a gate to keep the wildlife in, but you can open (and please also close) it yourself. Don't be fooled if you see the closed gates, you still can go in.

    It's a very short drive to one of the two public and free parking lots. We chose the more quiet one to the west. Only one other car on that late afternoon.

    From here you can choose several nice trails - some easier to spot and some are harder to see. Leading to the west and towards the water. Did that trail for a bit and then turned back, got a bit too muddy and wet. But nice and quiet. Lovely landscape. And not a soul in sight.

    The walked up to the viewpoint. A good numbers of picnic tables and BBQ grills. Some couples and families were here, enjoying the view and cooking some dinner on the BBQ. But still plenty of space left.

    Then we did two more trails, one to the northern end of the Parkland and one leading closer to town in the east.

    Really lovely walks - some trails are narrow though. Be prepared if you wear shorts - you'll end up with some (painless) scratches.

    Our Bulldog had fun as well. All the trails are pretty easy to walk on. The whole area pretty flat.

    A really nice suprise this parkland here. And the views from top are wonderful. Still suprising that only so little visitors seem to come here. It's great for walks, picnics. Families and dog-walkers. A great spot!
    Written 10 December 2022
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  • David C
    Steeple Ashton, UK210 contributions
    Micro Museum about the size my Mum’s front ! It’s only £3 but they could do with more stuff and more space to justify charging ? It’s a bit underwhelming.
    Written 28 October 2023
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  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, MD9,059 contributions
    We stopped here on our trip from Uig to Ft. William to view the 1995 1,640’ bridge. There are 3 viewpoints with parking; The 1st is too close, the second one is very good and the 3rd was the best giving a wide angle view of the bridge and the small village on Skye.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • Lindsey K
    2 contributions
    Have also reviewed this under Dun Brewing. A lovely place, great service and great beer. Homemade pizza also available on Thurs, Frid, Sunday and one of the best pizza’s we’ve ever tasted. Amazing place in a beautiful spot.
    Written 14 July 2023
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  • Anthony L
    Greater London, UK371 contributions
    I rate this highly because of the simplicity it affords the traveller in getting across to Skye itself.,But I was somewhat disappointed by its lack of scale. Unreasonable of me really as it clearly very effectively bridges the gap.
    Written 7 November 2018
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