Kyle of Lochalsh attractions

Kyle of Lochalsh attractions

 

Kyle of Lochalsh Highlands of ScotlandKyle of Lochalsh is in the north west of Scotland, on the A87, at the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Kyle of Lochalsh is best known as the main jumping off point for Skye. Until 1995 this was via the ferry service operating between Kyle and Kyleakin, but since then most visitors to Skye have used the road bridge. There is a rail link to Inverness from Kyle of Lochalsh.

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Attractions The Skye Bridge, Kyle of Lochalsh. Since October 1995, Skye has been linked to mainland Scotland by a bridge. Kyle of Lochalsh had been the location of a ferry link to Skye since 1600 or earlier, though cattle on their way to lowland markets still had to swim across the half kilometer of water as late as 1800. Better road links to Kyle came in 1819, and the Highland Line rail link to Inverness in 1897. Location: On the outskirts of Kyle of Lochalsh.

The Skye Bridge

Attractions Balmacara Estate & Lochalsh Woodland Garden, Lochalsh House (NTS), Balmacara, Kyle IV40 8DN. Tel: 01599 566 325. Lockalsh Woodland Garden provides pleasant sheltered walks beside the shores of Loch Alsh. Mature Scots pine, oaks and beeches with developing collections of rhododendrons, ferns, bamboo, fuchsias and hydrangeas all flourish. About 3 miles east of Kyle of Lochalsh.

Balmacara Estate & Lochalsh

Attractions Skye Serpentarium, The Old Mill, Harrapool, Broadford, Isle Of Skye IV49 9AQ. Tel: 01471 822209. The Skye Serpentarium was opened in 1991 by Catherine and Alex Shearer as an exhibition and educational centre. Catherine is an experienced herpetologist and has helped rescue over 500 abandoned or rescued reptiles and amphibians. There are over 50 animals on display from White's Tree Frogs to Large Green Iguanas. About 7 miles southwest of Kyle of Lochalsh.

Skye Serpentarium

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