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If you have an interest in history then there are many day trips which you would find rewarding. The Clan Donald Centre (home of the chief of the Clan Macdonald) is an hours drive away at Armadale on the Isle of Skye. Dunvegan Castle (home of the chief of the clan Macleod) is also on Skye and well worth a visit for the castle, gardens and boat trip on the loch to see the seals.

The Glenelg brochs (prehistoric forts) give a fascinating insight into the history of the west of Scotland and close by is the site of Gavin Maxwell's home where he wrote "Ring Of Bright Water".

A trip to the Highland capital, Inverness, can incorporate a visit to Culloden Moor, the site of the battle of Culloden in 1746, where there is an information centre. The Inverness museum is well worth a visit. There are distilleries open to the public in many locations - the most famous being the Talisker distillery at Carbost on Skye and the Glen Ord distillery at Muir of Ord on the way to Inverness. Gairloch, a little further up the coast towards Ullapool, is a picturesque, traditional fishing village with aharbour, long quiet sandy beach and a golf course. This can be enjoyed by travelling via the beautiful Loch Maree on the way to the famous Inverewe Gardens.

Wildlife abounds in this unspoilt wilderness. Pine martens, golden eagles, sea eagles, otters, buzzards, kites, deer, seals, dolphins and porpoises are often seen here and a pair of binoculars is a must when looking out over the loch from the lodges. A spectacular boat trip to see the seals on Kishorn Island is available from Plockton (home of the T.V series "Hamish Macbeath") after a good lunch in the pub garden under the palm trees (yes really!) overlooking lochs Kishorn and Lochcarron.

Bikes are available to hire either by the day or the week from Lochcarron garage and there are many activities available locally such as, kayaking, feeding red deer, pony trekking, fishing, golf and luxury boat trips around the surrounding islands.