Kyle of Lochash Travel Guide

  • Brook Cottage
    Brook Cottage
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  • one of the views from our cottage
    one of the views from our cottage
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  • Eilean Donan Castle
    Eilean Donan Castle
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Kyle of Lochash Shopping

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    The Highland Soap shop: soaps

    by margaretvn Written Jun 5, 2011

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    The Highland Soap shop is situated at Spean Bridge - where we stopped for coffee on our way to our holiday home. It is a tiny little shop next to the woollen mill shop. They have a wonderful selection of handmade soaps using natural ingredients. The shop smells lovely and they are so helpful there. I bought 2 bars of soap - you can mix the soaps you buy, buying 2 gets you them a little cheaper.

    So although I have put this shop on my Kyle page it is because you probably would pass it on your way to Kyle and Spean Bridge is a good place for a coffee break.

    There is another shop in Fort William - 48 High street Fort William

    you can also order on the net

    What to buy: soaps and body lotions

    What to pay: there are 2 prices depending on the size of the bar of soap
    buy 2 and you get them a little cheaper

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Kyle of Lochash Off The Beaten Path

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    a truly well hidden little gem

    by margaretvn Written Jun 5, 2011

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    when driving along Loch Duich and passed Eilean Donan Castle take the turn off on the right marked Glenelg. It is a twisty single track road with potholes and passing places up over the mountains to the tiny little village of Glenelg. There is a view point and area to picnic at the highest point - which gives glorious views. the tiny little village has a good village shop where we got things for a picnic lunch. Once down the over side of the mountain take the turn off for the ferry (before entering the village) you get lovely views over to Skye. The ferry is only a summer ferry and takes 6 cars at a time over to Skye. The single trip costs 6 pounds for the car, a return trip costs 15 pounds (in 2011) The trip is a short one but if you are lucky, as we were, you will see otters swimming. You can also see seals. On the other side there is the chance to park and walk to a hide to see the otters - but take your own binoculars as the ones in the hide were broken when we were there. Then you can continue your trip being crossing the barren landscape of Skye and on to Broadford.
    Otherwise you could go through the village of Glenelg and on to the brochs which as well signposted.
    The retreat of the author, Gavin Maxwell,he wrote The Ring of Bright Book, (known as Camusfeàrna in his books), is about six miles south west of Glenelg.

    on the way to Glenelg on the way to Glenelg the Glenelg ferry near Glenelg near Glenelg
    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Birdwatching
    • Hiking and Walking

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