About Lochcarron

Information about Lochcarron and how to get here

About Lochcarron

Information for visitors to Lochcarron including a Google Map

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Loch Carron

The view across the loch as seen from the Main Street of Lochcarron village.

Traditional Highland Cottage

Some of our cottages are in rural locations such as this one just outside Lochcarron village.

Loch Carron

The view along the length of Loch Carron looking towards Slumbay.

Traditional Highland Cottage

Several of our holiday properties are in or close to the centre of Lochcarron village.

Boats

Lochcarron is a popular location for all kinds of boating activities - sailing, canoeing, kayaking, etc.

Traditional Highland Cottage

Some of our holiday properties have semi-rural situations away from the main centre of Lochcarron village.

Holiday Apartment

One of our most popular properties is a one-bedroomed apartment which has an elevated position overlooking Loch Carron.

Views from Croft Road

Several of our holiday properties are situated on Croft Road, Lochcarron, from where there are some superb views.

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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 1960's when the "Strome Ferry By-Pass" was constructed along the south shore 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) - Main Street - village centre - open 7 days but with shorter hours on Sundays
  • Lochcarron Garage Shop - Main Street - closed Sundays
• Café, Restaurants
  • Waterside Café
  • Lochcarron Bistro
  • Rockvilla Guest House/Restaurant
  • Lochcarron Hotel.
  • All located in the Main Street
• Pub
  • Lochcarron Hotel - Main Street
  • Real ales, good selection of single malt whisky.
• Fuel
  • Lochcarron Garage (closed Sundays)
  • Spar Shop (24-hour card-operated pumps)
• Repair Garages
  • West End Garage - on Church Street
  • Lochcarron Garage - on Main Street
  • DMK Motors (just outside village beyond golf course)
  • 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
  • There is now no bank branch in Lochcarron as from 8th Nov. 2016
  • Bank of Scotland - a mobile bank visits the village on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • RBS - a mobile bank visits the village on Fridays
  • There is currently no ATM in the village
  • Cash withdrawals from UK bank accounts can be made at the Post Office counter - inside the Spar Shop
• Post Office
  • Located in Spar Shop, Main Street
  • Post Office early closing - Wednesdays
  • Some banking facilities are available
  • 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)
  • Emergencies - dial 999
  • Non-urgent police enquiries/reporting - dial 101

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Are you thinking of offering a holiday property to let in the Lochcarron area or nearby?

If so, please contact us for free help and advice, and for details of our very competitive agency terms.