Visitors who stay in Attadale Holiday cottages are allowed free access at any time to these beautiful gardens.
BookCatering says why not enjoy more of your holiday? Relax! Let Linda Hoejlund cater for you, with genuine home cooking and baking. She is based on the Attadale Estate so can offer free delivery to guests staying at Attadale Holiday Cottages. Visit the website for more information.
Lochcarron village - www.lochcarron.org.uk
- Award winning local Spar Food Store - provide local deliveries. www.lochcarronfoodcentre.com/holiday_deliveries.htm
- West End Garage for any repairs
- Lochcarron Weavers at West end of village offers cottage guests 10% discount on purchases over £10 in the shop.
- Lochcarron Gallery for local artist's work
- iGallery, information centre and local showcase for arts and crafts, Smithy Heritage centre and Tree House
- Bicycles can be hired from Lochcarron Garage
- South West Ross Arts & Eats Trail to explore further
Carron Restaurant - www.carronrestaurant.com
Overlooking Loch Carron from the Attadale Estate, Carron Restaurant is a full service restaurant with relaxing sofas, log burning fire and a fully stocked whisky cabinet.
Available Daily: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Teas and Evening Meals.
If Venturing out on the NC500 or Visiting the Isle of Skye - Food to Go available with Picnic Bags that you can stock up with our freshly made Sandwiches, Salads and Homebaking.
Looking Forward to meeting you,
John & Clare
Carron Pottery - www.carronpottery.co.uk
Beautiful hand thrown pottery, art gallery & wide selection of gifts
Kishorn Seafood Bar - www.kishornseafoodbar.co.uk
Award winning sea food and a must visit location.
Watch the brave drivers head out onto the Bealach Na Ba over coffee and a great lunch at the Bealach Cafe in Tornapress.
On the Applecross Peninsula, The Applecross Inn attracts people across the world for its incredible seafood – try the Applecross prawns which are really huge langoustines!
The Applecross walled garden serves specialities either straight off the owner’s boat or grown in their own garden.
Lochcarron Highland Games
Held at Attadale every year on the 3rd Saturday in July
Other places to visit locally
* -> Places that can be visited with the public transport within a day (train and bus).
Historical Buildings & Natural Heritage of the Highlands
Within a 50-mile radius as the crow flies you will also find the following other areas related to the history and natural heritage of the Highlands.
* -> Sites that can be visited with the public transport within a day (train and bus) - They may however involve some walking. The other sites are more easily accessed from Kyle of Lochalsh or Inverness, or by car.
Lochcarron Is Only One Of Two Points To Start The North Coast 500 Route
NC 500 is a 500 mile round trip of some of the most stunning coastal and mountain scenery in Europe, if not the world. Developed as a community inspired project, this is a long term project that will give the visitor the opportunity to take in a wide range of experiences along a trail that can take in anything from a long weekend to a full two week visit. Drive a section - or drive the whole trail - your choice!
Come up the scenic west coast to Lochcarron passing some of the most spectacular scenery you can imagine and join the NC500 at Lochcarron. Stay the night and start your journey heading through Wester Ross and up the west coast. On your return stay in the Lochcarron area and enjoy some wonderful hospitality.
North Coast 500 offers more than 500 miles of the best the North Highlands has to offer and described as “Scotland's answer to Route 66”. Start at Lochcarron, the ideal starting point for those coming up the wonderful west coast route from Glasgow and about. Use Lochcarron as a base to explore Skye before you head north on the 500. We have a great range of places to stay.
Go to http://www.northcoast500.com/home.aspx Check out the interactive map on the website, or select individual locations from the ‘What to see and do’ menu.
Strome Castle: e.g. https://canmore.org.uk/site/11881/strome-castle - Only a few ruins remain of this small castle along the northern coast of Loch Carron, opposite Stromferry. But the view in nice weather is brilliant! It is not along a bus line but can be reached by bicycle or on foot from Strathcarron train station (passing Lochcarron), as an alternative to using the car (7.7 miles from Strathcarron).
Eilean Donan Castle*: http://www.eileandonancastle.com/ - A very well-known tourist destination, used in making movies, as well as a common subject of postcards. It was restored in the beginning of the 20th century and also has a visitor centre with a gift shop as well as a coffee shop. In the accessible sections of the castle you can find a lot of information on its history and the restoration process.
Cairngorms National Park: http://cairngorms.co.uk/
SNH National Nature Reserves: http://www.nnr-scotland.org.uk - Isle of Rum, Beinn Eighe, Glen Affric, Ben Wyvis, Corrieshalloch Gorge, Knockan Crag.
RSPB Nature Reserves: http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/ - Tollies Red Kite Natural Reserve, Corrimony, Loch Ruthven (slightly further away: Fairy Glen, Udale Bay, Nigg Bay).
Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserves: http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/visit/reserves/ - Ben Mor Coigach, Belmaduthy Dam, Isle of Eigg.
Scottish National Trust: http://www.nts.org.uk/Visits - Isle of Canna, Balmacara Estate and Woodland Walks*, Kintail & Morvich, Falls of Glomach, West Affric, Torridon, Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, Inverewe Garden & Estate, Glenfinnan Monument.