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Plockton

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Plockton [1] is a village in the Scottish Highlands of Scotland, popular with yacht and dingy sailors. The village became famous as the setting for the "Hamish MacBeth" tv show.

Get in

By Train

Several trains a day run on the scenic railway from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh stopping at Plockton.

By Car

Plockton is about 7 miles north of Kyle of Lochalsh.

Get around

The village is small and pleasant to walk around.

See

Seals.

Do

  • There is plenty of opportunity for gentle walking locally and more serious hill walking in Glen Shiel,[2] or on Skye
  • Go seal watching with Calums Sealtrips [3]

Buy

Eat

  • Off the Rails is a pleasant restaurant in the restored station waiting room. Last orders are 8.30pm.
  • The Plockton Hotel [4] serves good bar food (the fish and chips are excellent) and also has a restaurant.

Drink

  • The Plockton Arms.
  • Hectors Plaice, Station Road Kyle of Lochalsh (Car Park Kyle), 01599534248, [5]. Hector's is the fish and chip shop at Kyle of Lochalsh(with adjacent cafe) near to Plockton. As well as the usual fish and chips (which are excellent) and other hot food meals you can also order kebabs, ice cream and the famous scottish dessert (not my taste!) of a deep fried mars bar!
  • The Harbour Fish bar, Innes Street Plockton (Fish & chip shop at the centre of Plockton), 01599 544 479, [6]. 12.00 - 20.30. The Harbour Fish bar Plockton's premier, and only, traditional Scottish take away. Suppers: fish (locally caught), Chicken, Stornoway Black pudding, White pudding,haggis,Home made fishcakes. vegi options, various burgers, Southern fried Chicken scampi, sausage and lots more! home made specials: lasagne,macaroni, chilli , pizza etc toasted sandwiches home made soup children's meals cold drinks Freshly ground coffee, cappucino, espresso, latte etc.. ice cream seating outside

Sleep

There are many B&Bs from £15pp upwards and also self-catering cottages. For those on a budget there is the station bunkhouse from £8.50pp.

Get out


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