Nia Roo - Self Catering Cottage in the Heart of the Scottish Highlands

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Information about the Local Area

There is much to see and do in the area. The immediate local area is very popular for all sorts of outdoor activities including walking, climbing and kayaking, with the local NTS centre within walking distance of the cottage. For those that enjoy munro bagging, the Glenshiel area has 21 Munros all of which are within easy reach of the cottage.

Famous landmarks in Lochalsh include Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie, made famous by films such as Highlander, and also the Five Sisters of Kintail. Nearby villages include Inverinate, Shiel Bridge, and Dornie, and the Isle of Skye is less than a 20 minute drive from the cottage.


a spectacular red deer (a stag) which can often be seen from the cottageBirds often found around the Croe Saltmarsh and Loch Duich include (depending upon season): Greylag Goose, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Common sandpiper, Greenshank, Redshank, Mew (Common) Gull, Herring Gull & Buzzard.

Those that are occasionally sighted include: Mute Swan, Whooper Swan, Pink-footed Goose, Common Eider, Red-throated Diver, Shag, Little Grebe, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Dunlin, Snipe, Turnstone, Black-headed Gull, Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Guillemot, Razorbill, Little Auk, White-tailed Sea Eagle, Sparrowhawk, Golden Eagle (above 1,500 ft usually), Kestrel, Merlin, and Peregrine,

In addition to the fantastic bird life you also be able to spot deer, otters, seals, porpoises and dolphins.

atmospheric day at Loch DuichOutdoor Activities

There is a huge range of outdoor activities catered for in the local area. Glenshiel has 21 munros making the location ideal for walking enthusiasts as well as those looking for a more gentle stroll. Other activities include:

The cottage is also in an ideal location for anyone wanting to spend their holiday canoeing or kayaking.

Rainbow over Loch DuichAttractions & local businesses

Eilean Donan Castle
Loch Duich Plants
Kintail Crafts - Aultachruine for a range of gifts and crafts
Grants at Craigellachie
Kintail Lodge Hodge Hotel
Glenelg Inn
There are also places to eat in Dornie, and further a field in Plockton and Kyle of Lochalsh.


feeding new born lambsFurther information about the area

More about Glenshiel, Kintail and Loch Duich
More about Plockton
More about Kyle of Lochalsh
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Pictures show one of the many otters often seen around the loch, the cottage and one of the spectacular sunset views.
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