Part 3 of my travel adventures in 2014
August- The Highlands of Scotland
Crossing the Skye bridge over to Kyle of Lochalsh we travelled on to Plockton the very pretty village on the shores of Loch Carron. An idyllic place it is a haven for tourists and artists. Plockton was mainly a fishing and crofting village and while the village is no longer dependent on this, the sea still plays an important role, with many local people owning a boat.
Plockton at low tide
The famous Palm Tree’s.
The village faces east, away from the prevailing winds, which together with the North Atlantic Drift gives it a mild climate.
Locally caught shellfish
Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie is one of the most iconic images of Scotland.
Situated on an island at the point where three sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery (can you spot the heather on the hills in the background) it is one of the most visited and premium tourist attractions in the Scottish highlands.
You can wander round most of the fabulous internal rooms of the castle viewing period furniture, Jacobean artefacts, displays of weapons and fine art. Guides are on hand inside the castle to answer any questions, you can even have a wedding inside the beautiful banqueting hall.
It has a lovely visitor centre with tourist information, shops and a café but it also has plenty of picnic benches outside so if you are ever visiting the castle bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful views towards the castle.
Highlands cows at the very quaint crofting village of Duirnish. Duirnish is between Kyle of Lochalsh and Plockton.