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Once you are in the village:
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Travelling by car in the Highlands is a joy; beautiful scenery, quiet roads and of course friendly people. The four hour journey from Glasgow starts by proceeding north on the A82 towards Fort William, taking you along the banks of beautiful Loch Lomond, through Crianlarich, to Tyndrum (65 miles) where you can stop at the ample parking at the Green Wellie Shop for some quality Scottish crafts, clothing, and foodstuffs, and if you choose, an excellent meal with speedy service.
The road takes you onwards to the impressive pass of Glencoe, famous for the massacre of the Macdonalds in 1692, before you arrive at Fort William (105 miles). From here, you continue north for 25 miles to Invergarry where you turn right on to the A87 signposted to Kyle of Lochalsh and continue on through typical Highland scenery, with tremendous views of local hills and lochs, towards Glen Moriston, where you turn left towards Kyle of Lochalsh (145 miles).
As you near Kyle and come into the village of Reraig, you can see the Skye Bridge in the distance framed between the two sides of the loch and as you leave this village you will see the large signs for the turn off to Plockton on your right. The last six miles take you over the hill to Plockton, again with stunning views of the local area as you travel, and you can feel your cares slipping away as you come down the other side towards the village. When you enter the village and cross the railway bridge, you travel a short distance down the hill until you see the Primary School coming into view on your right. Turn to the right immediately before this and you are in Bank Street. Parking is at the back of the houses leaving an uninterrupted view of the loch at the front (185 miles).
Travelling from Edinburgh is a four and a half hour journey that has slightly better roads, usually more traffic, and again some of the most magnificent scenery that Scotland has to offer. You take the A90(A9) north out of the city towards Perth, where you can enjoy some wonderful shops in the bustling centre (45 miles).
You continue on the A9 heading towards Inverness and if you wish to break your journey, turn off at the village of Pitlochry (70 miles), which offers an excellent choice of crafts, clothes and food shops, with some very good eating places along its main street and beside its central car park. After this break, you rejoin the A9 until you reach Dalwhinnie (105 miles) where you turn off to the left towards Spean Bridge on the A889/A86, and this twisting loch-side road presents some marvellous views.
At Spean Bridge (140 miles), you join up with the A87, some 10 miles north of Fort William and 15 miles south of Invergarry, and the directions given above will bring you to us at Plockton (205 miles). Top
Trains leave Inverness three times a day. It is considered to be the finest railway journey in the country. Connections should be made to Inverness and from there onwards to Plockton Station, 10 minutes before the line terminates at Kyle. If required we can arrange for you to be met at the station and taken to and from the house.
Another (equally spectacular) route is via Mallaig. Take the train to Fort William and thence to Mallaig (you can even go on a steam train from Fort William to Mallaig). Then take the ferry to Armadale on Skye. From Armadale proceed to Kyleakin and then over the Skye Bridge to Kyle.
Rail reservations 08457 484950 http://www.nationalrail.co.uk Top
For travellers wishing to go over the sea to Skye there are various choices:
From Glenelg a small car ferry makes the journey to Kylerhea during the day - this makes a very pleasant day trip from Plockton, and you can go over the ferry and back over the bridge as a circular tour.
Phone for details on the Glenelg Ferry - 01599 522273
From Mallaig the ferry takes half an hour and crossings are frequent to Armadale in the south of Skye.
Phone Caledonian MacBrayne for details of the Mallaig Ferry 08705 650000