Balmacara Estate & Lochalsh Woodland Garden
Lochalsh House (NTS), Balmacara, Kyle, Ross-shire, IV40 8DN.
Tel (01599) 566325; fax (01599) 566359; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ranger/naturalist: tel (01599) 511231, website: www.nts-seabirds.org.uk
How would you like to spend your day? A coastal walk with splendid views across to the Isle of Skye? Strolling among lush gardens and secluded woodland? Or simply shopping for local crafts? These are just a few of your options when you visit the Balmacara Estate. The area takes in most of the Lochalsh peninsula and is criss-crossed with walking trails taking you through native woodland and open moorland to sheltered bays and the pretty villages of Drumbuie, Duirinish and Plockton. Gardeners will appreciate Lochalsh Woodland Garden which blends mature woodland, gardens and terraces with the natural features of the rugged coastline. Start your visit at the Balmacara Square Visitor Centre where detailed information is available from a touch-screen display.
Balmacara Estate bequeathed in 1946 by the late Lady Hamilton.