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Kyle of Lochalsh

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Kyle of Lochalsh is a village in the Scottish Highlands. It is just across the water from Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye and linked to the island by the (now free) Skye Bridge. Whilst there are not that many actual sights in the village, it makes a good base for some nearby attractions.

The Skye Bridge - Linking Kyle of Lochalsh to the Isle

Get in[edit]

By Train[edit]

A few trains a day run from Inverness. These trains can also be used to visit Plockton. 4 Trains into Kyle during the Summer months

By Bus[edit]

Several coaches a day run to and from Fort William, Inverness and Glasgow and continue on to Portree on Skye.

Local buses run every 1/2 hour over the Skye Bridge to Kyleakin on Skye, from where you can pick up more local buses.

During the summer, there are also frequent buses to and from Eilean Donan Castle. At other times the long-distance coaches to Fort William and Inverness can drop you off / pick you up here.

Get around[edit]

Map of Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle is small enough to get around on foot.


  • 1 Skye Bridge. 500m span road bridge Skye Bridge on Wikipedia Skye Bridge (Q385854) on Wikidata



  • 1 Co-op, 1 Bridge Road, IV40 8BH. daily 7am - 11pm. medium sized supermarket.


  • 1 Hectors Plaice and Bothy (Cafe and Fish & Chip Shop), Station Road, +44 1599 534248. Cafe serving home made fresh food and snacks. Adjacent takeaway serving fish & chips, ice creams, kebabs and other hot snacks.Good local following and open all year
  • 2 Buth Bheag, Old Ferry Slip, +44 1599 534002. A very small shop and take out place. The seafood sandwiches are very nice and quite cheap.
  • The Waterside Restaurant, Train station platform, Kyle of Lochalsh, +44 1599 524813. Specialises in simple, fresh seafood.


  • Hector's 2 Go ((Fish and Chip shop and takeaway)), Main Street, Kyle of Lochalsh (next to Bank of Scotland), +44 1599 530169. New fish and chip shop in Kyle selling fish and chips, freshly made pizzas, kebabs, locally sourced ice cream, baked potatoes, fresh soup, hot and cold drinks and sandwiches made freshly for you while you wait. Family run establishment in the heart of the village. Ask for their new loyalty card so that with every 7 meal deals get number 8 free.


Go next[edit]

  • Plockton — a very attractive loch-side village a few miles away by train or car.
  • Eilean Donan Castle in Dornie — a classic (if restored) Scottish castle at the edge of a loch. See above for buses.
  • Take the bridge to Skye
Routes through Kyle of Lochalsh
PortreeKyleakin  W UK road A87.svg S  DornieFort Augustus

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