Plockton village

Visit Plockton village which sits on a sheltered bay with stunning views overlooking Loch Carron. Often referred to as the “Jewel of the Highlands”, it offers breathtaking scenery and landscapes, secluded bays, coral beaches, islands, panoramic views and the possibility of seeing an array of marine life at close quarters. Plockton has appeared in numerous film and television productions, the most well-known being the BBC’s ‘Hamish Macbeth’ series.

You could head for the remote peninsula and town of Applecross with its stunning views although it is worth mentioning that locals refer to the small village of Applecross simply as ‘the street’ (it’s not very big). The name Applecross actually applies to all the settlements around the peninsula, including Toscaig, Culduie, Camusterrach, Sand, and many others.

Alternatively, you could visit the village of Ullapool, also designed by Thomas Telford which helped make it into the important fishing port that it is today. Ullapool’s surroundings are dominated by rugged mountains, and especially by Bheinn Ghobblach to the west, An Teallach to the south-west (both across the loch), Beinn Dearg to the south-east close to the head of Loch Broom, and Ben Mhòr na Còigich to the north. Ullapool also has a strong reputation as a centre for music, the arts and performance with an arts centre and the three-day Ullapool Book Festival in May.