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Plockton, Highlands

Outdoors

Kyle Line itinerary

Travel along the Kyle Line between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh for amazing breath-taking views of mountains, forests and lochs. It takes just over 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Use the Spirit of Scotland Travelpass on the Kyle Line, which gets you 4-days unlimited travel over 8 consecutive days for £149, or 8-days unlimited travel over 15 consecutive days for £189.

(Please note that for some stations, you must press the button to say you wish to get on/off at that stop.)

Transport

Train Walk Bus Walk

Days

2

Miles

93

Route

Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh

Highlights

Pretty Highland villages, mountainous scenery, tranquil lochs, beautiful gardens, city attractions, traditional music.

Areas Covered

North west

Day 1

overview

Inverness

You can start the Kyle Line from either Inverness or Kyle of Lochalsh.

There is lots of things to do in and around Inverness - explore Scottish history at nearby Culloden Battlefield or spend a day at nearby Loch Ness.

Plan a longer break in Inverness.

  • Miles

    75

  • Km

    121

  • Stops

    1

  • Transport

    Bus Walk

St Andrews Cathedral, Inverness

Inverness

Take a walk through the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. Head along the banks of the River Ness and explore the Ness Islands, a series of small wooded islands connected by a footbridge. If you've got a few hours to fill during the day, you could visit the Inverness Botanic Gardens or the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery.

In the evening, you might catch some live folk and traditional music at pubs such as Hootanannay or Gellions Bar, and enjoy a large glass of your favourite tipple. You could also check out some of the city's events at arts and music venues, such as the Ironworks and Eden Court Theatre.

Day 2

overview

Kyle Line

The Kyle Line takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes from Inverness.

It passes through a number of small Highland villages where you could explore further and appreciate Highland life.

Stops include:

You can also choose to head on over to Skye after completing the train ride at Kyle of Lochalsh.

Plockton, Highlands

Attadale

Attadale is a 30,000-acre estate and one of Scotland's truly wild areas. There is walking, fishing and overnight accommodation available.

Nearby is the amazing Attadale Gardens with acres of spectacular greenery and flora. Wander around the water gardens, spot hidden outdoor sculptures, see the giant 35 ft sundial, or follow the rhododendron walk to see some stunning, colourful blooming bushes.

Plockton

Situated in a sheltered bay of Loch Carron, Plockton is picture-perfect. The coastline of the village begs to be explored, with its beautiful shoreline of fine white sand. A walk to the bay known as Coral beach is well worth it for anyone who wants to enjoy some fresh sea air and stretch their legs.

In the summer months, you can take a boat trip on the sea loch and discover an array of wildlife wonders, from elusive otters to sleek herons.

Kyle of Lochalsh

This village is the gateway between the north-west Highlands and the isle of Skye. You can travel by private vehicle or bus via the Skye Bridge, which runs over the Inner Sound to Kyleakin.

Kyle of Lochalsh has pretty, white-washed buildings, a variety of accommodation, and independent shops to explore. The railway station is home to the Kyle Line Museum.

Look out for:

The hilltop viewpoint at Am Ploc. Look out for the sign at the north end of the main street.

Plan a longer trip to Skye.