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Cladaich Lodge, Plockton, Near Isle of Skye

Cladaich Lodge is a beautifully presented Luxury Eco Lodge situated on the shore Within 200 metres of the Plockton Shores Restaurant and Store, village pubs, cafes, shops, seal trips & craft shops It benefits from stunning and varying views of Loch Carron and Harbour Street of Plockton. The split-level decking is a real treat, it leads down to a quiet little shore where you can enjoy the water, perfect for outside dining or just relaxing and whiling away the day as the tide ebbs and flows

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Plockton Sea View Apartment

**15% Weekly Discount** 'The Sea View Apartment' is situated within the idyllic village of Plockton on the sheltered shores of Loch Carron. Located just 10 miles from the Isle of Skye bridge, the flat is well placed to explore all of what the West Highlands has to offer. You'll find the flat after making your way through the premises of a cafe/deli onto the private staircase and new home from home over the coming days.

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Captain's Croft

Small original croft house in the heart of the Highland village of Plockton. There are coral beaches and dramatic views from the many forest and hill walks. Perfect base for people wanting to explore the Isle of Skye, Applecross and the surrounding area. The croft comes with a fully equipped kitchenette and wet-room all with underfloor heating. Restaurants and local pubs within easy walking distant. The accommodation has its own driveway. Pets welcome. Basic groceries supplied.

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Single ensuite room, Plockton Harbour.
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Plockton Cottage, Tigh An Roinn
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Stunning sea views & private garden by the beach.
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Seaview ensuite double bedroom. Plockton Harbour.
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The Stables
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Cosy Cottage in Scotland's Jewel of the Highlands
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Camusteann lovely views and comfort in Plockton
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An Sabhal Ban - a renovated barn
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Plockton Seaside Bothy
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Your guide to Plockton

All About Plockton

Plockton is a small village in the Highland Council area on the northwest coast of Scotland. Part of the Balmacara Estate run by the National Trust of Scotland, this is a conservation village nestled on the shores of Loch Carron, looking out across the water to the mountainous terrain and woodlands of the Appledore Peninsula. Water has always been at the heart of Plockton, with the village founded in the early 19th century to support the herring fishing industry. Today, cruises head out across the waters to spot seals, alongside the rowing and sailing boats on this sheltered bay.

A walk along the headland takes you through yellow gorse to Plockton Coral Beach with its calcified seaweed called “maerl.” The main street runs along the harbour, with a row of whitewashed buildings overlooking the water, while an old white cottage with a thatched roof is a reminder of the Scottish crofting carried out through the area. Despite being so far north, palm trees and tropical cabbage trees feature throughout the village due to the mild climate from the North Atlantic Drift.


How do I get around Plockton?

Although Plockton is on the west coast of Scotland, the closest airport to the village is on the east coast at Inverness Airport (INV), which is about a two-hour drive. The two major airports in Scotland, Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI), are around 320 kilometres away, making the drive to your Plockton accommodation in the village around four to five hours. Plockton benefits from having a train station with direct trains to Inverness that take around 2.5 hours — a journey that transports you through captivating Highland scenery.

Once you arrive, you’ll discover Plockton is a small community, so everything in the village is within walking distance. You’ll also find a limited bus service that runs to specific destinations in the area, including connections to the Isle of Skye, with its bridge only around 11 kilometres away.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Plockton?

The summer tends to be the busiest time for Plockton, particularly during the holidays for Scottish schoolchildren, from the end of June to the middle of August. This is also when days are long, and temperatures are often milder than in other parts of Scotland. The main event in the village calendar is a sailing regatta, which runs for two weeks from late July to early August. A wide selection of races occurs, culminating in a festive atmosphere throughout the village with singing and dancing.

From the autumn to the spring, the nights are longer, the temperatures are colder, and it can sometimes snow in the village. It can be a quieter time, and some activities do not run; for example, the seal-spotting trips only operate from May to October. But as the area is even more peaceful, it gives you a chance to explore with fewer visitors around.


What are the top things to do in Plockton?

Carn na Frith-aird viewpoint

Starting from the main harbour, you’ll take the 10-minute walk through the village and up a rocky slope, following the way-marked path to reach the Carn na Frith-aird viewpoint above Plockton. It features a toposcope, a stone bench, and a wooden bench, with views to the north across Loch Carron to the Applecross Peninsula and to the west of the Cuillin mountain range on the Isle of Skye.

Lochalsh Woodland Walks

Along the Loch Alsh shoreline, five miles south of Plockton, is a woodland part of the Balmacara Estate. Several trails run through these sheltered woods, with different lengths and degrees of difficulty. The landscape boasts a mix of native and exotic plants, from bamboos and rhododendrons to pine, oak, and rowan.

Plockton Open Air Church

Between the harbour and the train station is an area of land classed as a scheduled monument, dating back to the 19th century. The countryside forms a natural amphitheatre, and members of the Free Church chose this location to hold their open-air services. You can still see some of the stone pews created for the worshippers and the walled entrance, now surrounded by gorse. In the rain, the preacher was protected from the elements thanks to an iron shed.