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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]

4 trains a day run from Inverness Monday to Saturday with 1 on Sunday. These trains can also be used to visit Plockton.

By bus[edit]

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

Stagecoach operates a limited services over the Skye Bridge to Kyleakin on Skye, these continue to various locations on the island including Broadford and Portree.

The long distance Citylink coaches can set down and pick up at Eilean Donan Castle.

Get around[edit]

Map of Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle is small enough to get around on foot.

See[edit]

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

Do[edit]

  • Seaprobe Atlantis, Tourist Information Centre, +44 800 980 4846. £12.50.
  • Take a hike [1]
  • The Plock viewpoint, good all round views of the area from a platform that once housed a large gun battery used to protect the area during WW2.

Buy[edit]

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

Eat[edit]

  • 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.

Drink[edit]

  • 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.

Sleep[edit]

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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