Places of interest near Lochinver Area
Telephone Code: (+44) 1971 from outwith Britain and from within Britain 01971
The West Coast of Scotland offers some of the most beautiful scenery to be found. If you are visiting the North, I strongly recommend that you do a round trip so that you can experience the amazing variety of the Northern Coastline. I remember Kylesku when the ferry operated. Now there is a bridge but the village itself offers gorgeous views and should not be missed.
See and Do in Kylesku
The unspoilt terrain is also home to a host of different species of wildlife. Sightings of deer, badgers, pine martins and wild cats are far from uncommon. Handa Island is only a short distance away and is an island paradise for birdwatchers. It is only a few miles to Britain’s highest waterfall, Eas Coul Aulin, and visits can be made on the “The Statesman” helmed by Captain Willy Watson.
The highlights of it’s voyages include visits to the Seal islands, the hopeful sighting of a Golden Eagle and, of course, the waterfall itself dropping from an Incredible 658 feet (four times the heights of Niagara) A trip to “Kerracher” (gardens only reached by water) is also a must for visitors.
Kylesku is a delightfully quiet village, the prefect spot for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. The former ferry has now been by-passed by the Kylesku Bridge, making this the ideal base from which to explore the dramatic scenery of the NorthWest. Cape Wrath, Durness and Smoo Cave are now all within easy reach as are Ullapool and Lochinver to the South.
The bridge was opened in 1984 – at the bridge you can see a cairn which was erected in April 1993 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the XIIth Submarine flotilla. The cairn is in the parking area where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the great views and take photographs.
Boat trips are available from the harbour in the summer months. You can expect to see seals and other wild life and well as spectacular views of the waterfall “Eas a Chual Aluinn” the highest waterfall in Great Britain – Telephone: 01971 502345
Loch A’Chairn Bhain, Loch Glendhu and Loch Glencoul are the three sea lochs that meet in this area. Wonderful scenery of highland glens, moors and lochs. A perfect place to enjoy hill walking, canoeing and much more.
Unapool near Kylesku offers the Memories of Childhood Museum which has exhibitions, tearooms and a craft shop.
Bed and Breakfast
The Ridge, Unapool Croft Road, Kylesku Tel: 502226
Tea Room and Museum
Maryck Memories of Childhood, Unapool, Kylesku Tel: 502341
Kylesku Lodges, Kylesku, Email i…@kyleskulodges.co.uk, Tel: 502003. Also check: Kylesku Lodges Places to Visit Page as a short guide during your visit at Kylesku. Click here
Unapool House Cottages, Kylesku, Email: bar…@unapoolhouse.demon.co.uk Tel: 502344
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