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The Highlands

Balmacara Estate

With Skye on the horizon, this traditional Highland crofting estate offers a huge range of outdoor activities

Planning your visit

There are several places to eat and drink in Plockton, where the visitor centre (seasonal opening hours) tells the story of the area and also has information boards.

Balmacara Square has several shops, a delicatessen and a café. There’s also a Trust gallery, which has a range of exhibitions and activities throughout the season – check our events page and facebook page for up-to-date information.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control; on the walks around Lochalsh House they should be kept on a lead.

Car parking is available at Balmacara Square and Plockton. Parking for the woodland walks is located just off the A87.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us, please email: or telephone 01599 566325.


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Accessible parking
Bike route
Coach parking
Dogs welcome
Guided tour
Self-guided trail

Opening times


Current periodAll year, daily
Balmacara Square Visitor Centre

Current periodAll year, daily, 9.00–17.00
Plockton Visitor Centre

Current period21 Oct–31 Mar 2020, closed 1 Apr–20 Oct, daily, 11.00–19.00 21 Oct–31 Mar 2021, closed

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50


  • Disabled parking is available at Lochalsh House by arrangement with the estate office.
  • Visual interpretation panels can be found at Lochalsh Woodland Walks, Reraig and in Plockton (at the open-air church and the main car park). There’s some audio on the touch-screen panel, with text for those with hearing difficulties.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.