History and Museums

Museum of Childhood/ Victorian Railway Station, The Old Station, Strathpeffer
T: 01997 421031, W: www.highlandmusuemofchildhood.org.uk

Fort George – Inverness

History enthusiasts can visit the spectacular Fort George, a fort depicting the life of a soldier two hundred years ago.  The fort has been described as the mightiest military fortification in Britain and more information and a detailed description of the site can be found at http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/nairn/fortgeorge/
Tel:  01667 460 232
*Fort George lies 11 miles from Inverness*

Kyle of Lochalsh & Plockton – Kyle Line and Museum

Kyle Line - Scenic railway journey from Inverness to Lochalsh. A must for anyone visiting the Highlands. The views from the window are worth the fare alone and no matter where you are along the eighty mile journey, historic Scotland is only a few metres away.

The Kyle line railway museum houses a collection of railway memorabilia along with a selection of black and white photographs which provide an insight into Highland Life in Victorian Britain. There is also the opportunity to taste some of the finest local whisky.

The living museum - the station and platform were restored a few years ago and the buildings painted in the traditional colours in 2005.

Royal connections - There is a strong Royal Connection whith the Highlands as the area provides the peace and tranquillity the Royals enjoy whilst being close enough to London.

Shopping in Plockton is a rewarding and exciting experience. There is everything from everyday grocers to high quality craft shops at The Studio, with 'maritime' flavor in 'Hidden Treaure.' There is also the chance to try freshly caught prawns at the pier most mid week afternoons. There really is something for everyone to try. 

Skye Museum of Island Life

Skye Museum of Island Life
Skye Museum of Island Life opened in 1965.  The main aim of the development was to preserve a township of thatched cottages, each one depicting, as closely as possible, the conditions prevailing the island at the close of the nineteenth century.

The Skye Museum of Island Life, Kilmuir, By Portree, Isle of Skye , IV51 9UE, 01470 552206, www.skyemuseum.co.uk

Glendale Toy museum

Set in the North West of Skye, Glendale Toy Museum is unique in that all the artefacts’ are not hidden behind glass but on display and are there to be enjoyed, demonstrated and played with.  The wee shop stocks our own handmade games, traditional toys and crafts, plus a wide range of collector’s items at reasonable prices.

Holmisdale House, Glendale, IV55 8WS, Tel: 01470 511240

Talisker Whisky Tour

No visit to Skye would be complete without a visit to Talisker, the only distillery on the Island where you can see distillers at work, creating talisker, a single malt like no other.

Enjoy a complimentary dram before the tour begins and take time to appreciate the spectacular Cuillins across the waters of Loch Harport.

Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye , IV47 8SR, 01478 614308


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