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Known as the ‘jewel of the Highlands’ – Plockton (Am Ploc) is a little village that sits in a sheltered bay overlooking the delights and scenery of Loch Carron.  This secluded bay has a lot to offer when it comes to scenery and landscape.  Panoramic views of islands with a break in the trees allowing you to see Duncraig Castle nestled into its surroundings.  Coral beaches with a backdrop of quaint cottages and palm trees (yes, I said palm trees).  The islands surrounded by boats and marine life which can sometimes be seen in close quarters.


Plockton has a selection of restaurants, pubs and hotels.  A general store with a café, newsagents and craft shops. It even has a railway station on the Kyle of Lochalsh line. The trains can be heard more than they are seen. Keep an eye out and you’ll catch the train as it dots in and out of the break in the trees along the bay.

Plockton is one of the delights of the Scottish Highlands.  It’s well worth a visit for the day or even just to drop in en route to the Isle of Skye.  The journey along the A87 is breath-taking and well worth pulling over in a lay-by just to take it all in.

Plockton is 1 ½ hour drive (60 miles) from The Lovat Loch Ness hotel.  Stay with us before you set off and we can give you directions and advise on the local attractions.

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