How to Get Here
Lochcarron is situated on the west coast of Scotland some 63 miles due west of the City of Inverness, the Capital of the Scottish Highlands.
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Firstly, the more scenic, but rather slower, route follows the A82 along the shores of Loch Lomond, over Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe to Fort William; thence, continuing on the A82 north to Invergarry, and then via the A87 and A890/A896. From Fort William onwards, you will pass several well-known landmarks on the way - the Commando Monument at Spean Bridge, Cluanie Inn, the 5 Sisters of Kintail, and Eilean Donan Castle.
Secondly, the somewhat faster, albeit further, route, which quite simply takes the A9 north from Perth to Inverness, then via the A835 to Garve, the A832 to Achnasheen, and finally the A890/A896. This route encompasses mostly good fast roads, although the single carriageway sections of the A9 can sometimes seem frustratingly slow in heavy traffic.
For railway enthusiasts, we have the famous Kyle Line which featured as one of Michael Palin’s “Great Railway Journeys of the World”. This line runs from Inverness (from where there are rail links to the rest of the UK) to Kyle of Lochalsh and passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe. The nearest railway station to Lochcarron is at Strathcarron, just 3 miles away. There is a local bus service which meets up with the train.
Train timetables and tickets are available from Scotrail.
The nearest airport to Lochcarron is at Inverness (Dalcross), some 7 miles to the east of Inverness city centre. The airport is about 70 miles from Lochcarron - approximately 1.5 to 2 hours' easy drive.
Inverness Airport handles both internal and international flights, for more information please visit www.hial.co.uk. Airlines that fly to Inverness Airport include: EasyJet, British Airways and Eastern Airways.
The following car hire companies operate out of Inverness Airport: Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Hire, Europcar, Focus Vehicle Rental, Hertz Car Rental, National Car Rental, Practical Car & Van Rental, Thrifty Car & Van Rental.