Plockton Village, 3 miles from Duncraig Castle – a National Trust for Scotland conservation village, it attracts artists and photographers from all over the world. Benefiting from the presence of the Gulf Stream, Plockton enjoys an unusually temperate climate that allows palm trees to grow along the harbour front. Visit the Plockton Inn and Plockton Hotel, where seafood landed daily on the village jetty is served. Spectacular hill walking, dramatic highland scenery and a popular anchorage for those wishing to explore the varied coastline means that Plockton has something for everyone. Plockton even has its own brewery! Isle of Skye, just 7 miles from Duncraig Castle, means that the castle is an ideal place from which to base your visit to Skye.
Calum’s Seal trips – Award winning boat trips – voted “Best value for money and warmest welcome” (Highland Tourism Awards). Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area and the Isle of Skye from the sea, you will also have unrivaled opportunities to photograph Duncraig Castle. Calum is the only local boat trip operator that gives a unique guarantee offering a free trip if you don’t see the seals. Otters are seen regularly and dolphins and porpoise can also be seen. Fares of only £8 and £5 (for children) for a 1 hour cruise make it a trip not to be missed. Click here for Calum’s website
Applecross Peninsula, 33 miles from Duncraig Castle – experience the extraordinary landscape and views as you drive Britain’s highest road. A warm welcome (and a steadying drink) awaits you at the world famous Applecross Inn.
Seaprobe Atlantis, Kyle of Lochalsh, 6 miles from Duncraig Castle – Award winning wildlife cruises on board the UK’s only semi-submersible glass bottom boat.
Eilean Donan Castle, 11 miles from Duncraig Castle. One of Scotland’s premier tourist attractions, an iconic building featured in numerous photo shoots and movies.
Talisker Whisky Distillery, 38 miles from Duncraig Castle – Take a tour of the only distillery on The Isle of Skye.