area of the Highlands of Scotland offers all kinds of activities
and services. It is an ideal location to enjoy Gaelic Culture,
and sea trips, Rambling, Mountaineering, Botany, Geology, Local
freshly prepared local food and Scotland's national drink, an unrivalled
variety of Scottish wildlife, and of course lastly but certainly
not least - the friendly local people of Kintail.
For events that are taking place in the local area, see
for your diary and the regular weekly activities.
The historic Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie is only
six miles from Shiel Bridge. This is a major tourist attraction
and opens daily during the
season. It was first built in 1214 as a defence against the Vikings, later
destroyed in the Jacobite times during the Battle of Glenshiel
and rebuilt at the beginning
of the 20th centaury as a family home. There are also several Pictish Brochs
in the area, at Totaig and Glenelg. The best examples are a Glenbeg near
One of the major attractions to the Kintail and Glenshiel area
is hill walking. There are numerous Munros including the Five Sisters
and the Cluanie Ridges.
regular guided walks scheduled
during the summer by the National Trust for Scotland at their Morvich
Centre to a number of peaks such as the Five Sisters of Kintail
as well as sea kayaking taster days.
The area is
rich in wildlife and with some patience and determination you
will be able to see otters
playing on the shore of Loch Duich,
and golden eagles and sea eagles soaring around the mountain peaks.
There are also deer, pine martins, badgers and wild goats to
There is also good fishing locally both in the river and sea angling.
is the Isle of Skye, you have two options of how to get there,
either by the small car ferry which is locally operated
and runs between Glenelg and
Kylerhea on Skye, or you could cross on the Skye Bridge fro
Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin. There are many attractions on Skye,
so why not make
Kintail your base as it is central for touring the whole area including Skye.
ten miles away you can visit the National Trust Woodland Gardens with
a lovely display of Rhododendrons and Primula in the
spring and varied
shrubs and flowers throughout the summer, and there are spectacular looking
over to Skye
and the surrounding area. You could also visit Plockton where the
television program Hamish MacBeth was filmed. Many parts of the series were
filmed in the
Kintail area and many locals were extras. Why not ask them about the filming
if you spot any of them?