Welcome to Kyle of Lochalsh 2015
Recent News: The world famous Public Toilets in Kyle have been closed in peak tourist season? Causing great distress to many members of the public. Complaints are flooding in on a daily basis. We are very sorry about this situation, which is affecting everyone in Kyle.
To register your complaints contact the Kyle and Lochalsh 'community' Trust who are responsible for this situation.
Revolting portaloos have been installed as a temporary replacement.
Recent News: The popular Scottish Tourist Board Visitor attraction - Seaprobe Atlantis - established in 1998 - has been prevented from continuing to opereate from the Kyle pontoons, by the Kyle and Lochalsh 'community' Trust (same people who have mismanaged the toilets). Seaprobe is currently operating from Kyleakin harbour on Skye.
This has caused great confusion and we are very sorry to all regular and new Seaprobe customers who have been inconvenienced by this.
Recent News : Look out for Otters on the Skye bridge road. Kyle and Lochalsh 'community' Trust have bust a hole through the stone wall constructed at great expenses to prevent otters getting onto the main road ! Until they do something to plug this hole, otters could get onto the road at any time. Reduce speed and be aware, especially at night.
Here at Kyle of Lochalsh, We proudly look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of the Highlands of Scotland. Collectively we apologise for this horrible turn
of events - closed toilets, seaprobe atlantis evicted from Kyle - portaloos in the main carpark, lost parking spaces. Kyle of Lochalsh still remains the gateway to the Isle of Skye and the whole of Wester Ross and all businesses in Kyle are trying there best to continue to offer as good a service as ever, despite these impediments. This is an unspoilt area of heather and tree-covered hills, and mountains with streams and waterfalls running down to the sea. There are great walks, many places to visit, lots to do, and wildlife-watching trips to enjoy. Top quality accommodation, campsites and first class dining will round off your visit. Use the links to find accomodation, travel timetables, car hire & more.
Kyle of Lochalsh..................
Kyle of Lochalsh sits right by the world famous bridge to the romantic Isle of Skye (now free to cross). It is the ideal place to base yourself, as it has hotels, B&Bs, banks, restaurants, a pharmacy, toy shop, supermarkets, a camping & hardware store and gift shops. There are various transport options, from mini bus tours of Skye & Wester Ross, trains to Inverness, buses from Inverness, Glasgow & Edinburgh, car hire and various taxis. Failing any of these, you can always walk!
picture above Eilean Donan Castle, 8 miles from Kyle
The surrounding area has a choice of excellent scenic walks of every grade, most of which are described in guide books and maps available from Kyle Gift shop in the main car park.
On most walks you are unlikely to bump into anybody, so the wildlife is mostly undisturbed. If you tread lightly, keep your camera handy and be prepared for close encounters with Red deer, Roe deer,
Pine Martins and Golden Eagles., along the coast if you are lucky you might spot an Otter.
Around the Coast..............
common seals in lochalsh
Discover trout-filled freshwater lochs
and sealochs filled with an abundance
of amazing wildlife. If you go down to
the coast look out for seals and otters.
Sea-Angling trips are available from Kyle and the Isle of Skye, and can be booked at the Kyle Gift shop and Seaprobe Atlantis ticket office in the main car park.
Wildlife Watching ..............
The sea lochs around Lochalsh have recently
been designated a Marine Special Area of Conservation due to some of the interesting and unusual creatures that inhabit and colonise the deeper reefs. If you want to see seals, sea birds and get up close and personal with some of the other marine life in Lochalsh, take advantage of the opportunity to board the Semi-Submersible Glass Bottom Boat, Seaprobe Atlantis. This award-winning glass bottom boat operates ONLY from Kyle Harbour and is the only vessel of its kind in the UK.Visit their website
Seaprobe currently operating from Kyleakin - Just
over the Skye bridge. Due to problems with the facilities in Kyle.
Sorry for any upset this may cause.
The Isle of Skye and beyond.............
There is no location more central for the NW Coast than Kyle. From here you can go West on to Skye; North to Applecross, Lochcarron and Plockton; East to Glen Sheil, Glenelg & Inverness.
Check out the day trip planner for ideas, excursions and the top 11 recommendations. Link to Outdoor Activities