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Plockton Information

Location
Plockton is set on the east side of a headland sticking out into Loch Carron where it is protected from the sea gales. It has a safe anchorage with numerous small creeks and islands.
History
Plockton is a planned village which was started by the Earl of Seaforth in 1794. It was bought by Sir Hugh Innes in 1798 when it was described 'as a village fast improving in it's value and the number of its inhabitants and several good houses and other building.'
A plan of the village in 1801 shows allowances for another street of houses running behind Harbour and Bank Street which were never built. By 1841 the population of the village had reached 537 people.
Much of the area around the village of Plockton is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland.
Getting there
Train
Plockton is on the railway line from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh. ScotRail has details of train services and timetables.
Bus
Citylink has details of bus services and timetables from Glasgow, Fort William and Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh.
Accommodation
Plockton has a good selection of hotels, B&B's and self catering accommodation.
Hotels
The Haven Hotel The Plockton Hotel The Plockton Inn
Bed and Breakfast
Seabank Herons Flight The Manse
Tomacs Hill View Glenmarrin, Drumbuie
Food
All of the hotels listed above do meals. The Plockton Hotel and the Plockton Inn are recommended. JJ's takeaway near the car park does fish and chips, pizzas, etc. There is a small cafe attached to the general store in Harbour Street. Another restaurant is next to the railway station in the old railway buildings.
Shops
Plockton has a general store, newsagent's/gift shop, a gift/prints/pottery etc shop, a wollen goods shop and a Post Office.
Weather
Due to it's location Plockton has a mild climate which allows the palm trees, which are such a surprising feature of the village, to flourish. Todays weather forecast


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