Lochcarron - Location and Amenities

Information about Lochcarron and how to get here

About Lochcarron

Information for visitors to Lochcarron including a Google Map

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Duart Cottage

Mirror Image!

A view of Duart Cottage as seen from the Loch

Lochcarron Village

A view from the south side of Loch Carron

The Sitting Room

A view of the sitting room in Duart Cottage

A Dusting of Snow!

Panorama of the top end of Loch Carron

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About Lochcarron

Nestling at the head of a deep sea loch, between the spectacular Torridon and Kintail mountain ranges, Lochcarron is an excellent centre from which to explore some of the most beautiful and romantic scenery in the Highlands of Scotland.

Lochcarron is situated on the West Coast of the Scottish Highlands, some 63 miles due west of Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands. It is reputed to be the longest village in Scotland and stretches out for a distance of 2 miles or more along the north shore of Loch Carron, from which it derives its name. In days gone by, however, the village was known as Janetown and then Jeantown.

Lochcarron is situated on the West Coast of the Scottish Highlands, some 63 miles due west of Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands. It is reputed to be the longest village in Scotland and stretches out for a distance of 2 miles or more along the north shore of Loch Carron, from which it derives its name. In days gone by, however, the village was known as Janetown and then Jeantown.

There are now several routes by which it is possible to travel to Lochcarron (see "How to Find Us"), these including access by rail, but this was not always the case. The development of the village as it is now started in the early 19th century, but it was not until about 1820 that a cart track was constructed to enable access to the east coast. Prior to that, you had to go by sea or scramble over the mountains!

As for access from the south west (i.e. via Fort William), this used to be via a ferry crossing at Strome Ferry (now "no ferry"!) until the 1960's when the "Strome Ferry By-Pass" was constructed along the south side of Loch Carron.


How to Find Us

N.B. Important Please use the "+" and "-" buttons to the bottom right-hand corner of the map to zoom in or out. The red marker shows the approximate location of Duart Cottage.


Local Amenities - within Lochcarron Village

• Shops
Spar Shop (with Post Office); Garage Shop; Weavers' Shop
• Café, Restaurants
Waterside Café, Bistro, Rockvilla Guest House/Restaurant, Lochcarron Hotel - all within walking distance.
• Pub
Lochcarron Hotel - real ales, good selection of single malt whisky - 5 - 10 minutes' easy walk.
• Fuel
Lochcarron Garage (closed Sundays); Spar Shop (24-hour card-operated pumps)
• Repair Garages
West End Garage, Lochcarron Garage, DMK Motors (just outside village). All provide MOT facilities, recovery assistance, etc.
• Railway Station
At Strathcarron on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh Railway - approximately 3 miles. This line featured on TV as one of Michael Palin's "Great Railway Journeys of the World". Rail timetables
• Bus Services

Local Bus Service:- DMK Motors; Weekly Bus Service to Inverness Lochcarron Garage. N.B. Local bus services are subject to periodic changes. You are advised to check with the operators for more information.

More timetables

• Banks
Bank of Scotland - with Autoteller (Cashpoint) - at the far west end of Main Street; RBS - a mobile bank visits the village on Fridays
• Post Office
Located in Spar Shop, Main Street; Post Office early closing - Wednesdays. Some foreign exchange facilities are available.
• Medical Centre
Millbrae, just off Church Street. Tel. 01520 722 623
• Emergency Services
Fire Station (retained); Police Station - on Main Street (not manned full-time)

Duart Cottage is a member of the Visit Lochcarron holiday letting agency
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