Information about Lochcarron and how to get here

About Lochcarron

Information for visitors to Lochcarron including a Google Map

The Lochcarron Hotel is situated in Wester Ross on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. The Lochcarron Hotel is situated in Wester Ross on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. An aerial view of the Lochcarron Hotel. The hotel stands just across the road from the water's edge and there are superb sea and mountain views. The Lochcarron Hotel has a homely and welcoming lounge bar with an open fire. There are several real ales on hand pump and a wide selection of single malt whiskys. The Lochcarron Hotel is open to both residents and non-residents and offers a wide choice of delicious food and drink in comfortable friendly surroundings. Seafood, locally sourced where possible, is a speciality. The hotel accommodation comprises 11 bedrooms, all with private facilities and several with magnificent sea views. One of the bedrooms has disabled access and has an en-suite wet room. A spectacular view of Lochcarron village as seen from the viewpoint on the south side of Loch Carron near Attadale. A sunrise as seen from Lochcarron village.

Lochcarron Hotel

The Lochcarron Hotel is situated in Wester Ross on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands.

Lochcarron Hotel

The hotel accommodation comprises 11 bedrooms, all with private facilities and several with magnificent sea views.

Aerial View

The hotel is situated just across the road from the loch and there are superb sea and mountain views.

Lounge Bar

The lounge bar has a selection of real ales and some 60 single malt whiskys; there is a welcoming open fire.

Dining Room

The hotel is open to both residents and non-residents and offers a wide choice of delicious food and drink in comfortable friendly surroundings. Seafood, locally sourced where possible, is a speciality.

Bedrooms

The hotel accommodation comprises 11 bedrooms, all with private facilities and several with magnificent sea views. One room has disabled access with an en-suite wet room.

Lochcarron Village

A spectacular view of Lochcarron village and the hotel as seen from the viewpoint on the south side of Loch Carron near Attadale.

Sunrise!

Yes, this is a sunrise, not a sunset, as seen from Lochcarron village. During the longer days in the summertime, you will need to be up and about early to see this!

The Lochcarron Hotel is situated in Wester Ross on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. The Lochcarron Hotel is situated in Wester Ross on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. An aerial view of the Lochcarron Hotel. The hotel stands just across the road from the water's edge and there are superb sea and mountain views. The Lochcarron Hotel has a homely and welcoming lounge bar with an open fire. There are several real ales on hand pump and a wide selection of single malt whiskys. The Lochcarron Hotel is open to both residents and non-residents and offers a wide choice of delicious food and drink in comfortable friendly surroundings. Seafood, locally sourced where possible, is a speciality. The hotel accommodation comprises 11 bedrooms, all with private facilities and several with magnificent sea views. One of the bedrooms has disabled access and has an en-suite wet room. A spectacular view of Lochcarron village as seen from the viewpoint on the south side of Loch Carron near Attadale. A sunrise as seen from Lochcarron village.
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Lochcarron, Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands, UK
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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 late 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. You can, of course, use the "Directions" facility on the map to obtain a route to Lochcarron from your own location.


Local Amenities - within Lochcarron Village

• Shops

Spar Shop (with Post Office); Garage Shop; Weavers' Shop

• Pub

Lochcarron Hotel - real ales, good selection of single malt whisky.

• Fuel

Lochcarron Garage - next door to the hotel (N.B. the Garage is closed on 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)


We accept most major credit and debit cards except American Express


Please note: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the content of this website is as accurate and up-to-date as possible, we are unable to accept responsibility for late changes to our tariff, terms and amenities which have been made since this website was last updated. If you are in any doubt whatsoever as to what is provided or how much it will cost, please confirm with us at the time of placing your booking.

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