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This panoramic photograph of Plockton was taken very close to dusk at low tide. There is an island in the middle of the harbour that is only accessible at low by foot, and is the best vantage point from which to get a good view of the buildings along the harbour front as well as the hills surrounding Plockton.


Plockton - Scottish Highlands visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Plockton' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Highland.

Panorama of Plockton in the Skye and Lochalsh regions of the Scottish Highlands. This panoramic photograph was taken from an island in the middle of the harbour at low tide late in the evening.

Plockton is considered by many to be one of the jewels of the Scottish Highlands. Situated in the Wester Ross on the coast of Loch Carron and near to the Inner Sound, the bay is very sheltered. The climate is so mild that palm trees can be found growing here. Plockton village is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region, it has a number of lovely hotels, Bed and Breakfast (B&B) and national-award-winning restaurants.

There are regular seal spotting boat trips around the harbour, and so confident are some that the guarantee that you will see a seal. The region is well known among photographers and painters who often flock here to capture the surrounding scenery of lochs and hills. This scenery has also been the backdrop to many television programmes and films including Hamish MacBeth, Inspector Alleyn Mysteries and The Wicker Man.

Plockton is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding region. Only six miles from Kyle of Lochalsh, the gateway to the Isle of Skye, Plockton is a relaxing little town not to be missed.

Travel and Getting there:
From Kyle of Lochalsh, follow the A87 towards Loch Duich and Eilean Donan Castle. 3 miles from Kyle (and before the A890) take the small road off left through Balmacara Square to Plockton. If you are coming west on the A890 along Loch Carron, then take the country lane off to the right just past Stromeferry (no ferry).

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