Lochcarron - An All-round Vacation Destination
Up until the road reached Strome in 1813, Lochcarron was known by the name of Janetown, and was little more than a few homes and very few villagers. With the new road connecting villages and improving access to many of the remote communities there was a rise in population numbers and the establishment of a permanent village. Lochcarron is a picturesque destination in Scotland, with the village being located on the shores of the Loch Carron and against the backdrop of a breathtaking landscape.
Visitors to Lochcarron do not have to fear that they are entering a town that was lost in time. It has a beautiful hotel that is located in the middle of the village, and boasts a large selection of accommodation in and around the village. There are many shops to browse through or purchase souvenirs and memorabilia from. Lochcarron also has its roots in the extremely strong tradition of weaving and the production of kilts. Wood turners, potteries and many historic buildings will keep visitors busy for hours.
Outdoor enthusiasts can also look forward to exploring the spectacular countryside on foot or enjoy a quiet trip on the Loch Carron. The surrounding areas of Lochcarron are ideal for spotting wildlife such as otters, seals and deer, and looking towards the skies might reveal a glimpse of the shy Golden Eagle. Visitors are able to hire boats to explore the waters or enjoy fishing. Hikers will be thrilled by the rugged terrain that is found around the countryside, providing a few challenges along the way. It is also perfect for mountain bike enthusiasts. The Lochcarron Golf Club is set on a picturesque location, with rolling hills on the one side and the beautiful shores on the other. The golf course has nine holes and golfers will enjoy the tranquility of the course.
Lochcarron is a popular destination in Scotland due to its close proximity of two historical Scottish castles. The Eilean Donan Castle is located on the Island of Donan and it is believed that fortifications on the island date back to the 6th and 7th century. The castle that is seen today was constructed over these fortifications between the years of 1912 and 1932. The ruin of the Strome Castle is another popular attraction that is frequently visited.
With so many activities, historical sights and noteworthy locations to visit, it is clear that Lochcarron will remain one of the top destinations in Scotland. Lochcarron is a destination filled with adventure, nature, nostalgia and beauty, and no visitor has ever walked away disappointed.