History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Totaig Broch
Letterfearn is a small settlement on the western bank of Loch Duich, in Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands. The settlement is stretched out along the minor road that runs along the loch from Ratagan to the southeast.
The settlement we see today evolved from a crofting township of houses set at angles to each other along the loch shore.
Most of the whitewashed houses we see today are rented out as holiday cottages.
From Letterfearn you can get excellent views of Eilean Donan Castle on the far side of Loch Duich. Looking down the loch gives outstanding views of the famous Five Sisters of Kintail peaks.
If you follow the road through Letterfearn to its end at Totaig, then continue on a footpath that hugs the shore, you will come to the remains of Totaig Broch (Caisteal Grugaig), built in the late 1st millennium BC.
Our family stayed at a holiday cottage in Letterfearn for a wonderful week in late summer. The location was simply superb, with unforgettable views over the loch.
Letterfearn is halfway up the western shore of Loch Duich. From Shiel Bridge, take the turning off the A87 signposted to Ratagan and follow the shore road through Ratagan, through the village, and continue for another two miles before you reach Letterfearn.
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About Letterfearn, Lochalsh
Address: Loch Duich, Letterfearn, Lochalsh, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV40 8HT
Attraction Type: Village
Location: On the western bank of Loch Duich, north of Ratagan.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Totaig Broch - 1.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Eilean Donan Castle - 1.5 miles (Castle)
Dun Troddan Broch - 5.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Kintail and Morvich - 5.3 miles (Countryside)
Dun Telve Broch - 5.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Garden - 5.8 miles (Garden)
Strome Castle - 7.3 miles (Castle)
Castle Moil (Caisteal Maol) - 7.9 miles (Castle)
Nearest Accommodation to Letterfearn, Lochalsh:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Letterfearn. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.