Like Poolewe further to the north, Strathcarron has a treat in store for garden lovers, in the form of the nearby Attadale Gardens, a colourful 20 acres of rhododendrons, Himalayan primula and other exotic plants set in a beautiful location with views across the water to Skye. The gardens, which also feature a sculpture collection, form part of a 30,000 acre estate belonging originally to the Clan Matheson, with as its focal point a house built in 1755. Fans of the TV series Hamish Macbeth may experience a deja vu moment when visiting the house, as it was used in the series. The village of Strathcarron, at the head of Loch Carron, is accessible by both road and rail, being on the Inverness-Kyle railway.
Map of the area.
© 2004 Richard Webb, via Wikimedia Commons