Plockton, Scotland

Plockton, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the pleasant village of Plockton which sits on the banks of Loch Carron in the West of Scotland near Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge. This area falls within the Highlands of Scotland.

One access route is a slow but scenic single track road which is accessed after passing through Kyle of Lochalsh travelling east. This follows the coast around the edge of Loch Carron and affords views of Skye and the Cuillin Mountains. Most of the landscape here is owned by Scotland’s National Trust and is thus preserved as a heritage site.

Plockton Harbour, Scotland

Plockton Harbour, Scotland

Plockton gives appearance of prosperity, with shops, schools and many hospitality establishments which cater for the the tourist industry. In a commanding position above the harbour sits imposing Duncraig Castle which dates from the 1860s and is now operates as a B&B. The mild climate is influenced by the warm current known as the Gulf Stream. Palm trees grow here, on roughly the same latitude as Moscow.

The local scenery attracts artists and photographers. Additional activities and interests for visitors include:

  • Hiking.
  • Swimming ( in season).
  • Wildlife watching.
  • Seal boat trips.
  • Local history and culture.

    Duncraig Castle, Plockton, Scotland

    Duncraig Castle, Plockton, Scotland.

Plockton can also be accessed by rail.

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