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3 hours in Kyle of Lochalsh

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3 hours in Kyle of Lochalsh

Hello, we are a group consisting of 4 families doing the glasgow to kyle of lochalsh train journey. We plan to do the return journey to Glasgow on the same day and will have around 3 hours to spend in kyle of lochalsh. Any suggestions for a quick guided bus tour or a walking route?

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1. Re: 3 hours in Kyle of Lochalsh


Do you mean via Inverness? I'm not aware trains run from Glasgow to Kyle. I think with 3 hours, you'll be able to examine every bit of the place. Enjoy.

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2. Re: 3 hours in Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle is a small village, you will have plenty of time to walk around, visit the museum and bookshop in the railway station and have a bite to eat.

But there are no direct trains from Glasgow to Kyle, you would have to travel via Inverness and the journey will take over 6 hours each way.

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3. Re: 3 hours in Kyle of Lochalsh

Get a taxi ride to Eilean Donan Castle.

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4. Re: 3 hours in Kyle of Lochalsh

How about a boat trip http://www.seaprobeatlantis.com/index.shtml

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5. Re: 3 hours in Kyle of Lochalsh

Is there a chance you are thinking of Mallaig?

It is a gorgeous trip.

If you like seafood you could have a long lunch there between trains.

Otherwise there is a small museum. There are boat trips from Arisaig but I think they are longer than 3 hours. You could try and arrange a boat trip from one of the Mallaig boats - I think Bruce Watt is one.

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6. Re: 3 hours in Kyle of Lochalsh

The train journey is via Inverness and will take over 6 hours. We will probably walk around and explore the village.. find some view points. I just hope we don't get too wet :-) Meanwhile we will also be calling up some guided tour companies to check if they can arrange something for our group. We are really looking forward to the scenic train journey more than anything else. Any suggestions for things to look out for on this scenic train route?

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8. Re: 3 hours in Kyle of Lochalsh

The reason for fifporter mentioning Mallaig is because the route from Glasgow - Fort William - Mallaig is every bus as spectacular, or even more so!

That's approx 5 hrs each way, with a few hours in Mallaig or taking the ferry to Skye and back. Or taking your break somewhere like Glenfinnan instead ...



From Kyle, you can get a bus across to Skye but obviously, little time to explore the island - probably you'd get as far as Broadford and back.

http://www.isleofskye.com/ has sections on buses and boats

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9. Re: 3 hours in Kyle of Lochalsh

You don't say when your trip will be, but if the weather's nice a walk across the Skye Bridge would be scenic. Otherwise, I think no 3's suggestion is the best idea - but you'll need more than one taxi!

Another option would be to take taxis to Plockton, which is much more pleasant and attractive than Kyle of Lochalsh. You can catch your train back to Inverness from there.

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10. Re: 3 hours in Kyle of Lochalsh

Not a lot of time here so very limited. I would suggest a taxi out to Eilean Donan castle, which is at Dornie, 7 miles away. Over the bridge to Kyleakin, north up to Plockton. You will need a taxi though.

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