The Balmacara Estate is a diverse highland crofting estate of high nature conservation and cultural value. The land has been used for millennia, with the agricultural and woodland management of the last two centuries giving rise to a pleasing blend of built, crofted and natural environments in the landscape. The historic village of Plockton (Outstanding Conservation Area) Nationally important assemblage of dragonflies and damselflies at Loch Achaidh na h-Inich Outstanding, unspoiled coastline with extensive views over the Inner Sound to Skye and the Cuillins and to the Applecross hills Plockton Open Air Church (Scheduled Ancient Monument) Internationally important oak woodland at the Coil 23 km of footpaths The Balmacara Square Steadings complex (B-listed) with the Visitor Centre (unstaffed), privately run cafe.
Balmacara Square Visitor Centre - £1 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Honesty BoxDonation Box at Lochalsh Woodland Walks
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Facilities and services
Parking available at Lochalsh House by arrangement at the office. Visual Information interpretation panels at garden and at Balmacara Square Visitor Centre, also at Reraig (marine theme) and in Plockton at Open Air Church and at main public car park. A new Estate leaflet will be available for the 2010 season (hopefully in downloadable pdf form as well). Guidebook available for sale at the Estate Office as well as a CD ROM. Touch screen computer programme at Balmacara Square Visitor Centre in six languages: English, Gaelic, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Audio Information some audio on the touch screen programme with text for hard of hearing. Plockton Visitor Information Point (proposed for 2010) will contain panels and noticeboards with local information.
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