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Local Attractions

Within just 50 KM of Tigh Tasgaidh self catering in Dornie, by Kyle of Lochalsh, there are castles galore, glorious gardens, delicious dining establishments, marvellous Munros and mountains to climb, explore, or just relax.  Our area is spectacular and is a photographer or artist's paradise and there is a beautiful beach just 20 minutes drive away.Just click the map to the right to see our exact location.  The list below contains some great information about local attractions.

      

           

Climbing, boat trips, fishing and off road biking are all available in the Dornie area, even boat cruises with local musicians. Ask Louise for more details or to plan wonderful days' trips.

 4 stars Eilean Donan Castle  (Just a walk away from Tigh Tasgaidh)

Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh, Inverness-shire, IV40 8DX
The most scenic of Scotland's castles, the original Eilean Donan was built around 1230. Once with Spanish troops and destroyed by British frigates, it was rebuilt in the early 20th Century.
 
Kyle, Ross-shire, IV40 8DN
Enjoy stunning views and sheltered walks amongst a variety of trees, flowers and shrubs, beside the shores of Loch Alsh.
           
 
 Aquaexplore-offers whale and dolphin watching and fast rib boats trips to the isle of Eigg,Rhum and Canna.
 
 Skyak-kayaking hire and guided lessons
 
Isle of Skye wildlife tours
                                            
 
Skye.co.uk- gives up to date information on special events/tradional music,etc  
  
Glenelg, Kyle of Lochalsh, IV40 8JR
One of several barracks built in the Highlands after the 1715 rebellion, Bernera provided accommodation for over 200 soldiers. It guarded the narrow crossing to Skye.
 
Kylerhea, Inverness-shire, IV40 8HD
Sail over the sea to Skye on board the traditional Glenelg Ferry and enjoy a historic ferry crossing, up to six cars and foot passengers.
               
Plockton, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK
A delightful planned village, with a sheltered anchorage, Plockton was established by the Earl of Seaforth in the late 18th century.
                                           
 
Plockton, Ross-shire, IV52 8TN
Sail from Plockton on board the 41ft 'Argus'. Up to 50 passengers, fully sheltered, refreshments on board, four one hour trips to see seals and the scenery of the Isle of Skye.
Plockton boat hire
Aquaexplore-fast rib boats tothe Isles of Eigg.Rhum and canna,also whale and dolphin watching
 
by Kyle of Lochalsh, IV40
Two of the best preserved brochs in Scotland stand close to the Glenelg road. With sections of their walls still standing to full height it is easy to understand how they were
 
Kylerhea, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK
An opportunity to share in the world of the otter. From the hide you may see the otters swimming or climbing on the rocks.
 
Glen Elchaig, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK
One of the highest waterfalls in Britain (113m), set in a steep narrow cleft in remote country.
 
Kyle of Lochalsh, Inverness-shire, IV40 8AB
Pool, spa and fitness facilities for the whole family.
 
4 Upper Breakish, Kyle of Lochalsh, IV47 8PY
Award winning wildlife cruises on board 'Seaprobe Atlantis' the UK's only semi-submersible glass-bottom boat. See an amazing underwater world in this special marine conservation area.
            
Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, IV41 8PL
Designed to promote a conservation message, the centre's main aim is to be a fun experience for all the family. A large range of products are also on sale.
 
Attadale Estate, Strathcarron, Wester Ross, IV54 8YX
Spectacular gardens with views of the sea and Skye. Old paths wind through 20 acres of rhododendrons and rare trees below dramatic rocky cliffs.
                                         
 
 
 
 
Harrapool, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AQ
An award winning reptile exhibition, breeding centre and refuge with shop and tea room housed in an old watermill. Frequent handling sessions. Informative and fun for all ages.
                        
 
Scotland, UK
                                         
 
 
 
Sleat, Isle of Skye, IV45 8RS
A MacDonald centre with attractive gardens around the sculptured ruins of an 18th century castle. Award winning museum with many fascinating artefacts. Trails, woodland walks, gift shop and restaurant.
             
 
 
 
 
Kinlochewe, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
Britain's first National Nature Reserve is well-known for its ancient pinewoods and spectacular mountain scenery. Visitor centre and trails.
 
Elgol, Strathaird, Isle of Skye, IV49 9BL
On your outward journey from Elgol you will visit a seal colony, see a rich variety of sea birds and possibly golden eagles or white tailed eagles. Sightings of dolphins, whales and basking sharks are also possible. 
 
Elgol, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9BJ
Award winning boat trip taking you to Loch Coruisk and the seals in the heart of the Skye's Cuillin mountains. Also excursions to the Isles of Rum & Canna. Refreshments served onboard.
 
Elgol, Isle of Skye, IV49 9BJ
AquaXplore offers a range of exciting cruises on board a custom built, high specification offshore RIB, to the Isles of Canna, Rum and Soay. Superb wildlife viewing opportunities.
 
Scotland, UK
                                                 
                      
Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9EU
Aros offers a range of facilities for all the family from static exhibitions to live shows. Open all year. Groups welcome.
LINKS
Eilean Donan web cam
walkhighlands.co.uk

armadale castle and gardens on sleat/isle of skye




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