Places to see

Places to See and Do

Attadale Gardens

Nestled in the Scottish Highlands, Attadale Gardens offer twenty acres of serene beauty, providing a peaceful escape for visitors. Scattered throughout the grounds are nearly twenty sculptures, which children particularly enjoy seeking out.

Begin your exploration in the tranquil water garden before leisurely wandering through the kitchen garden and geodesic dome filled with delicate ferns. Numerous benches provide perfect spots to pause and relax amidst the greenery.

Admire the impressive rhododendrons, some of which are over a century old, boasting massive trunks. The Japanese Garden, designed to manage the region’s high rainfall, offers a unique sight.

The sunken garden, with its ever-changing colors reflecting the nearby hills, is a highlight not to be missed. For young adventurers, ponds along the drive offer the chance to fish for frogs and newts, adding an element of excitement to the peaceful surroundings of Attadale Gardens.

20 Mins drive from Coillemore House in Attadale

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Plockton Harbour

In a sheltered bay overlooking Loch Carron, Plockton, often hailed as the “Jewel of the Highlands,” boasts breathtaking scenery, secluded bays, and coral beaches, making it a haven for visitors seeking natural beauty and tranquility. This picturesque village has served as a backdrop for numerous film and television productions, including the BBC’s ‘Hamish Macbeth’ series, attracting global attention to its traditional Highland charm.

With a rich maritime history, Plockton remains deeply connected to the sea, hosting a popular Sailing Regatta in the summer and serving as a hub for visiting yachts. Preserved as a National Trust for Scotland conservation village, Plockton balances its heritage with modern hospitality, offering a range of accommodations and renowned seafood eateries. From fine dining to fish and chips by the harbor, Plockton provides an unforgettable culinary experience amidst its stunning coastal vistas.

10 Mins drive from Coillemore House in Plockton

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle, nestled at the confluence of three sea lochs in the Scottish Highlands, is an emblem of Scotland’s rich history and breathtaking beauty. This iconic castle, dating back to the 13th century, has been meticulously restored after lying in ruins for almost 200 years. Visitors are drawn to Eilean Donan not just for its dramatic setting and majestic scenery but for the immersive experience it offers.

Exploring its atmospheric halls and rooms provides a fascinating glimpse into Scotland’s feudal past. The surrounding area, with its stunning vistas and tranquil waters, is perfect for photography, hiking, and enjoying the serene natural beauty of the Highlands. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a captivating day trip, Eilean Donan Castle offers an unforgettable journey into Scotland’s heritage. It’s a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the magic of the Highlands.

15 Mins drive from Coillemore House in Dornie

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Craig Highland Farm

Explore Craig Highland Farm, a 17-acre sanctuary set on the shores of Loch Carron, dedicated to preserving rare breeds of domestic animals and fowl. Here, you’ll encounter ancient and rare Scottish sheep, traditional poultry and waterfowl, outdoor pigs and piglets, geese, ducks, donkeys, ponies, owls, and adorable baby chicks.

Immerse yourself in the stunning Highland scenery as you wander the farm, keeping an eye out for otters and seals along the private beach. Marvel at rhododendron-covered crags and explore the coral strand revealed at low tide. Venture to the heron sanctuary on the island in the bay, or simply unwind amidst mountain meadows and loch views.

At Craig Highland Farm, you’ll discover a tranquil oasis where nature and heritage intertwine, offering a memorable experience for visitors of all ages.

12 Mins drive from Coillemore House in Craig

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