Bright Water Visitor Centre


The Pier, Kyleakin, Isle Of Skye, IV41 8PL

    Learn about the local and natural history of Kyleakin and Eilen Ban at the Bright Water Visitor Centre and discover the diverse wildlife that dwells there.

    At the Pier, beside the pontoons in Kyleakin, is the Bright Water Visitor Centre. This interactive centre introduces the local and natural history of the area. One of the highlights of a visit to Bright Water Visitor Centre is the otters. Learn all about the Eilean Ban Otters and book a boat tour or visit to the island to spot some yourself.

    Visit the Gavin Maxwell Longroom Museum, home to an exhibition on the remarkable Scotsman and celebrated writer, Gavin Maxwell. Most famous for his book ‘Ring of Bright Water’, explore the life of  a man who through his writing was able to open the eyes of many to the wild beauty of the Highlands, and captivate still more with the stories of the life he shared with his otters.


    3 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    2 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

    Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 16:00

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • JCB Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Kyle of Lochalsh Train Station, cross the Skye Bridge and turn first left at the roundabout. Local bus "Highland County" runs a shuttle from Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Inverness Airport South on A82 to Invermoriston. A887 to Kyle of Lochalsh, across Skye Bridge to roundabut, turn left at roundabout.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Armidale Ferry Terminal, take the A851 to Broadford, turn right at the junction and take the road to Kyleakin.

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