Kyle of Lochalsh showing the Skye Bridge and Seaprobe Atlantis Glass Bottom Boat

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Things to see and do in Lochalsh!

Here are a selection of the 'must do' experiences and activities to make the most of your visit to Lochalsh. Pop into the Kyle Tourist Information Centre to get information on the main attractions in our area.

1. *Seaprobe Atlantis* - 4 star visitor attraction- Scotland's ONLY Semi-Submersible Glass Bottom Boat. 'a must do experience for everyone'' Sailing from Kyleakin harbour on the Isle of Skye. Just over the bridge (turn left at the roundabout). IV41 8PL

2. * Minibus Day Tour of Skye* - departs from Kyle Daily at 11.45am Scheduled around the arrival and departure times of the Kyle-Inverness train.

3. * Isle of Skye Fishing Trips* - Fast, modern sheltered boat. Heated cabin. Refreshments and toilet. Book online or phone

01471 822716 From Kyleakin Harbour, just over the Skye bridge.
3. Falls of Glomach - all day walk to this incredible 600' waterfall, surrounded by spectacular scenery. click-walk Kintail for more info.
4. Balmacara forest walks - National trust for scotland.. peaceful setting, views, trees & wildlife.

5. Walking in Lochalsh - Access those hidden glens and hard to find beauty spots.
6. Glenelg Brochs - Some of the best examples of these 1500 year old fortifications in Europe.
7. Kylerhea Ferry & otter hides - One of the few turntable ferries left, set in dramatic scenery.
8. Eilean Donan Castle - 'must see before you die' Setting for several major films.
9. Applecross drive - Spectacular drive to this amazing mountain road, then the adventure really starts!
10. Scenic Train Journey - Day trip from Kyle to Strathcarron, the best section of the route.


LOCHALSH DAY TRIP PLANNER

Here are some suggestions for great days out, starting from Kyle.
There is enough here to keep you occupied for a week!! If staying for two weeks, just start at the beginning again, everything here is good enough to do twice!!!!DAY 1. Day trip on Skye (early start). Drive, to explore Portree the capital of Skye. Then head North to the Storr (walk optional). Drive over the Quirang road and down to discover the 'Fairy Glen". Then on to Dunvegan Castle, then on to visit the Talisker Distillery, after the whisky tour, down to Glen Brittle at the base of the Cuillins. Home via
Sligachan then Kyle. DAY 2. Day trip to Plockton, walk around this picturesque village before the superb drive to Lochcarron, don't forget your camera! From Lochcarron you make your way up the old cattle drove road a height of 2053ft.. to Applecross village (established in 673 AD) DAY 3. Falls of Glomach - a 6 hr walk into this spectacular water fall, which drops 600 ft, best after a little rain. Look out for deer and golden eagles (waterproofs and sturdy footwear essential) or do the less strenuous Balmacara woodland walks then on to Glenelg to see the Iron age Brochs (ancient fortified buildings) stopping off at the famous Eilean donan castle on the way, well worth a visit. Possible to return via the Kylerhea ferry at Glenelg. DAY 4. No trip to Lochalsh is complete without a trip on the award winning Seaprobe Atlantis a truly amazing  semi-submersible glass bottom boat. Knowledgeable wildlife guides take you on a tour of the Loch to see Seals, Otters, Seabirds, Occassional Whales & Dolphins and of course the underwater kelp forests, teeming with fish, star fish, sea urchins, jellyfish and crabs. Tickets available from the Seaprobe Atlantis ticket office in the main car park. After your cruise, drive down to Eilean Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in Scotland, a visit to the castle will keep you occupied for several hours. After the castle head towards Glenelg to visit the amazing Iron Age Brochs (fortified buildings from 1,500 yrs ago), Cross the Kylerhea ferry and make your way to the Forestry Commission wildlife hides, where you can watch the wild world go by. The drive over the Kylerhea hills is amazing, then return to Kyle. (Woodland walk at Kinloch, Sleat to the deserted village possible option if you have any energy left)!!!. DAY 5. Day trip to Skye ( early start) drive to Elgol and catch a ferry to Loch Coruisk at the heart of the Cuillin mountains. This is a Spectacular loch set amidst rugged steep sided mountains. Opportunity to see Golden and White tailed Eagles. DAY 6. Day trip to Raasay (early start).. A regular ferry service links this magnificent Island with Skye. Raasay is our equivalent to any of the Channel Islands. Quiet, beautiful, little traffic, Good walks & wildlife. Visit Calum's Road and climb Dun Cann a volcano shaped hill. DAY 7. Day trip to Skye. via Glenelg, Glenelg Brochs, Kylerhea ferry, Kylerhea otter hide, Armadale castle. Finishing off with an evening fishing trip from Kyle, all equipment provided. DAY 8. Walks in Sleat - Down to the Point of Sleat or Down to the ancient Dalavil woods. Picnic essential. DAY 9. Mini bus tour of Skye. Park up the car & let Skyetours do the driving. A tour of Skye lasting 4.5 hours taking in all the main scenic attractions, with stops and time for lunch in Portree.  - Tickets from the Seaprobe Atlantis ticket office. 1/2 Day Activities from Kyle - Take a cruise on the Seaprobe Atlantis Glass Bottom Boat, then walk the Skye bridge to Harry's cafe for lunch, visit the Brightwater centre at your leisure (near Harry's) before taking a tour of Eilean Bhan, the Island under the bridge. 1/2 day Activities from Kyle - Take a trip on the Seaprobe Atlantis glass bottom boat, then take the scenic rail journey to Strathcarron & back.Late afternoon / Early evening - 2-3 hour Sea-Angling trips from Kyleakin on Skye. Tickets from the Kyle tourist office or on the boat, all equipment and bait provided. Evening / Day - Walk over the Skye bridge to Kyleakin village (choice of 3 drinking holes)!! or do the Forestry walks just outside Kyleakin , if you are quiet, you might see some Deer.

Evening / Day - Walk up to the Kyle view point, this used to be where guns were situated during the 2nd world war, now there are picnic tables. Great spot for watching the sun set, and also get a different perspective on the famous Skye bridge. If you have time wander down to the old golf course, this leads on to secluded coves where fishermen hide their boats, you might see a fox or some roe deer.