Attadale Gardens, Eilean Donan Castle, Glenelg Brochs and Skye
Starting from the railway station at Strathcarron we visit Attadale Gardens. The road hugs the shore of Loch Carron and then climbs over to Eilean Donan Castle.
The castle originally dates back to the 13th century but, after being destroyed in 1719 during the Jacobite uprising - it remained a ruin for nearly 200 years until a 20-year restoration was begun in 1911.
We then take the road alongside Loch Duich to Shiel Bridge from where we take the old military road to Glenelg. This road climbs up high via Mam Ratagan with fine views of Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail.
At Glenelg we visit the 3, 500 year old Iron Age brochs - Dun Telve and Dun Troddan. We then take the small turntable vehicle ferry 'over the sea to Skye'.
Once on Skye we travel to Kyleakin crossing back to Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland via the spectacular Skye Bridge and then return to Strathcarron where you catch your return train.
Tour takes 7 hours and can be amended to suit your requirements.
if weather is a problem ferry may be cancelled and so tour will be slightly altered.
Attadale gardens and the ferry only open April - November
November to April the gardens and ferry will be altered to a visit to Kyle of Lochalsh and a stop at the picturesque village of Plockton
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Suggested by Guide: As you alight your train at Strathcarron railway station at 10.47am I shall be waiting for you with a name board
Duration: 7 hours
Glenelg Ferry only runs April to September inclusive.
The vehicle used will be a Highland Council licensed 2018 Ford Transit air conditioned minibus with leather seating for eight passengers, complete with microphone linked to speaker system
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 GBP - admission fees to Attadale Gardens and Eilean Donan Castle ferry fees any snacks meals etc
I do not accompany you inside castles distillery etc but will give you an insight as to what to look out for and give directions to entry points