Lochalsh - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama of Lochalsh in the Scottish Highlands. The picture was taken from the shores of the loch near to the Murchison Monument looking over to the Isles of Skye in the late afternoon.
Lochalsh - FURTHER INFORMATION
Lochalsh - Scottish Highlands visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Lochalsh' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Highland.
Lochalsh (Loch Alsh) is a sea loch in the Highlands of Scotland. It is most well known of the narrows near Kyle of Lochalsh where the Skye Bridge crosses over from the mainland to the Isle of Skye. Almost everyone sees Lochalsh while driving along the north side towards Skye as the road follows the coastline offering great views on the way.
There are numerous viewpoints and visitor attractions along the loch, including Eilean Donan Castle, the Murchison Memorial and the castle ruins in Kyleakin. Dotted along the loch are several hotels and small villages with have bed and breakfast (B&B) places for the large number of tourists that visit Skye and Lochalsh in the summer months.
Lochalsh runs 7.5 miles from the Inner Sound to Dornie where it joins Loch Duich and Loch Long. About half way along the southern side of the loch is the straits of the Sound of Sleat which also separates Skye from the mainland. It is surrounded by various high hills, popular for walking, and overlooked by the Sgurr na Coinnich (739m) on Skye.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Lochalsh is about 75 miles form on the A82 and then onto the A87 part way down Loch Ness. The A87 proceeds down Glen Moriston, Glen Shiel and Loch Duich to Lochalsh. It continues west to Kyle of Lochalsh and then over the Skye Bridge.