We are based on the fabulous West Coast of Scotland, providing Bed & Breakfast accommodation right in the heart of the North West Highlands region, and the NC500 driving/cycling route passes by our door!
Castle Cottage is situated at the centre of Lochcarron village and so an ideal base for exploring, with galleries, potteries, bistro, pub and assorted cafes all within walking distance. A Munro baggers heaven, this is a wonderful area for enjoying the outdoors, whether your interests include the high peaks, climbing, wild swimming, walking, fishing, bird-watching, kayaking, cycling, sailing, or a spot of retail therapy in any one of the fabulous craft centres and galleries around us.
We are ideally placed for exploring Skye, the Applecross Peninsula (where a meal at the famous Applecross Inn is a must!) via the infamous Bealach Na Ba, Torridon, Kintail, Eilean Donan to name a few.
For Munro Baggers/Walkers, we can help with walk drop off/pick ups (with a bit of notice). If you have any questions regarding our accommodation or how we can support your trip then please don’t hesitate to contact us, either by phone on 01520 722828, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in our contact form here
Lochcarron is 65 miles west of Inverness & 87 miles north of Fort William. We are approximately 4 hours from Edinburgh, 5 hours from Glasgow with several scenic route options to choose from. Our closest railway station is Strathcarron, and we can arrange to collect you from there if needed. Inverness has a small airport servicing regular UK flight options, offering international connections via Glasgow & Edinburgh. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need assistance with the planning of your travel.
There are many attractions locally that are also part of the Wester Ross Arts & Eats route.
Places to eat
- Waterside Cafe
- Lochcarron Bistro
- Carron Restaurant
- Lochcarron Hotel
- Kishorn Seafood Bar
- Bealach Cafe at Tornapress
- Applecross Inn
- Gille Brighde – for an adventurous drive amidst amazing scenery, the food, drink and general bonhomie at Gille Brighde at Diabaig is well worth the journey!
Things to do
- Attadale Gardens
- Lochcarron Golf Club
- Weavers Shop
- Carron Pottery
- IGallery @ Tornapress
- Pop up gallery at The Old Smithy
- Gairloch Glass Bottomed Boat
- Reraig Forest experience
- Callums Seal Tours, Plockton
- Eilean Donan Castle
- Inverewe Gardens
- Torridon Sea Tours
If you are interested in walking options for the local area, then Walk Highlands has some great information on Lochcarron and the surrounding area: click here to visit their site
Links for Further info and Planning!!
Driving on the typical single track Scottish roads can be an interesting challenge at times, especially in the busy summer months. We’ve been sent this handy illustration to share with you all….