Lochcarron Tourist & Visitor Information

Lochcarron lies amidst some of the finest scenery in the British Isles and is an absolute paradise for all those who love the great outdoors. Many people who visit this beautiful area do so to escape from it all, to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, and to enjoy the peace and tranquillity and the truly spectacular views.

Lochcarron is a village of about 900 residents and is about 2 miles long. Once believed to be the longest village in Scotland. It is in Wester Ross on the West Coast about 65 miles from Inverness.In the village there are restaurants, café, Bistro, shops and garages. Car, bike and canoe hire is available at Lochcarron Garage. There is a nine hole Golf Course at the East end of the village.

Places to Eat on Main Street

Waterside Café-family run café offers both eat in meals or take aways. Home baking,homemade soups, snacks etc.

The Bistro-excellent food-book early-closes Sun.

Rockvilla Hotel-good food plus real ales.

Lochcarron hotel-meals available.

Piper at Eilean Donan Castle

Further away

Carron Restaurant(about 6 miles)-traditional fare with everything made on premises.Closed Sun.

Advisable to book for evenings. www.carronrestaurant.com 

Kishorn Seafood Bar(about 6 miles)-fresh local shellfish,simply cooked and served at its best,licensed. www.kishornseafoodbar.co.uk

There is a well stocked Spar Super market and a shop at Lochcarron Garage. There is also a very good local Butcher with organic meat and fish and seafood all year round.

A Bank of Scotland with cash machine is on the Main Street opposite the shinty pitch at the Park.

Petrol and diesel are available at the Spar and  Lochcarron garage.

West End Garage for any repairs. Tel 01520 722 522.

There is a Play Park for young children at the bottom of the Big Park opposite the Bank.

The nearest swimming pool is at Kyle of Lochalsh.

Kayaking on the loch

Local Activities

Lochcarron is an ideal centre from which to enjoy the delights of this beautiful part of Wester Ross, its mountains and sea lochs, its forests and wildlife.

If you enjoy the outdoor life there’s plenty to do.


You can choose between hill loch, river or sea fishing. You can buy a copy of  The Lochcarron Fishing Guide locally. Further information and fishing permits can be obtained from Roddy MacLennan at The Butcher’s Shop.


Relax with a game of golf on the nine-hole course on the outskirts of the village where visitors are welcome. Daily green fees are payable and club hire is available at the ‘TEE ROOM’. Snacks & meals also available.  www.lochcarrongolf.co.uk


Lochcarron is an ideal base for off-road walking with routes for all levels. A useful guide with some 15 local walks can be bought in the village.

For experienced hill walkers/climbers there are numerous peaks nearby in excess of 3000 feet-Munros and many more that top 2000 feet-Corbetts.

Rock climbers will be able to access the hills of Torridon(approx 45min drive). The Cuillins on Skye or the Five Sisters of Kintail are approx 11/2 hour drive.

For Martin Moran’s Mountaineering Courses - www.moran-mountain.co.uk

For information about local walks - www.walkhighlands.co.uk/torridon/lochcarron.shtml


The area around Lochcarron is ideal for cyclists and if you haven’t brought your own bike they can be hired from Lochcarron Garage. They also hire out canoes, a small boat and fishing equipment.


Dave Black is a local diving instructor who can provide training for all levels and also hires out equipment. www.5bellsdiving.com 


Kenny Murray offers personal tours around the area.www.wester-ross-tours.co.uk


There are a variety of boat trips available nearby. All very suitable for seeing more of the local wildlife such as seals, seabirds or possibly otters and dolphins.

Daily boat trips are available from Shieldaig pier - www.torridonseatours.com. Look out for Sea Eagles that nest on Sheildaig Island.

Calum’s Seal Trips from Plockton.

Seaprobe Atlantis-Glass Bottomed Boat from Kyle of Lochalsh pier.

Skye Car Ferry from Glenelg to Kyleerhea on Skye.Runs from Easter to October.

Visit the Pictish Brochs at Glenelg.


Played most Saturdays from March-Oct. at Lochcarron Battery Park.

Online resources

Lochcarron Business Directory with Tourist information of the area and you can download a Brochure.

For local news and some lovely photos of the area that change daily by Alex Ingram

Booking Enquiries

The most amazing thing has been watching the sky change, the reflections of clouds on the loch, the sun sparkling on the water, the peace and quiet-and the lovely character and cosiness of the cottage.
Will miss pulling back the curtains and seeing the view every morning-hope to be back in near future”

Kerry and Martin, Hebden Bridge, Lyn and Tom, Grimsby

The cottage is perfect-close enough to the village, but also far enough away-with stunning views across the loch”

Liz, Glasgow

Wester Ross