There are a number of routes to get here, particularly if coming from the south of Scotland (or even further south from England!). We have found that the most picturesque route includes the M80 towards Stirling, the A84 to Crianlarich, the A82 to Fort William and the A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh. Or the smoothest (but slightly longer) route that includes the A9 from Perth to Inverness, then the A835 to Garve, A832 to Achnasheen and A890 to Lochcarron.
If coming from the south on A87, when a few miles before Kyle of Lochalsh you will see the A890 turn on the right, signposted to Gairloch and Lochcarron. Continue straight on (ie don't take this turn!) for just under 2½ miles and take a right turn just after a curve to the right, signposted Scenic Route to Plockton and Diurinish.
Go straight on when you arrive at Balmacara Square continuing on what is now a single track road. Take the right turn, again signposted to Plockton and Diurinish. Follow this road down to Diurinish, go straight on and cross the narrow bridge, then take the right turn signposted to Duncraig, Achmore and Stromeferry. At the junction of three roads, bear right and shortly after a cleared forest you will see the road bear right with a drive straight on. Take this drive (there is a large white sign advertising Duncraig Castle in the grass by the junction) and you will quickly arrive at the Square to the right of the drive. Park, then walk through the arch (under the Fear God, Work Hard, Be Honest plaque), and we are in the far-left corner (no.5).
If travelling from the north/east on A890, then head towards Loch Carron on the A890 from Achnasheen taking a signposted right turn before Lochcarronand then on towards Kyle of Lochalsh. After passing along the south shore of Loch Carron, you will see a turn to the right signposted to Plocton and Achmore. Take this turn and continue for just over 3 miles until you see a right turn onto a drive to Duncraig Castle and station. Take this drive (there is a large white sign advertising Duncraig Castle in the grass by the junction) and you will quickly arrive at the Square to the right of the drive. Park, then walk through the arch (under the Fear God, Work Hard, Be Honest plaque), and we are in the far-left corner (no.5).
If you need any more details for this end of the journey, we will be happy to email or post you such details - or you can use SatNav to our postcode which is IV52 8TZ.
Please take a look at the video at the foot of this page - it gives some valuable hints about driving on the roads in this area.
Duncraig Station is on the main line between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh. It is a request stop, so you need to let the train-guard know that you wish to get off there. The station is just a few minutes walk from Duncraig Square, and as you walk up the drive you will pass the front of Duncraig Castle.
On rare occasions you might even be able to arrive by steam train!
If you are planning a walking holiday and perhaps arriving by plane at Inverness Airport then please contact us for information about how we might be able to collect you from the airport. OR you could of course get to Inverness on the bus (or by taxi) and then train from there to Duncraig Station (see above).
This is an excellent video giving hints about driving in this area - please do give it a watch.
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