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Bright Water Visitor Centre

Kyleakin, Scotland
+44 1599 530040
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Interesting if you're a Gavin Maxwell fan

Passed a couple of hours with a trip onto the island under the bridge, visiting the cottage... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
great for kids

A great resource for kids for a hands on expierience and a background on the author Gavin... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Ashley W
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Kyleakin, Scotland
+44 1599 530040
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Passed a couple of hours with a trip onto the island under the bridge, visiting the cottage inhabited by Gavin Maxwell and a view over the bay from a lighthouse

Thank DebbieB62
Reviewed 9 August 2016

A great resource for kids for a hands on expierience and a background on the author Gavin Maxwell. The tour of the Island Eilean Ban and the exhibition are great even the Stevenson Lighthouse. We have stayed on the Island for the last 7 years...More

Thank Ashley W
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent and informative display about the author, Gavin Maxwell, otters and the local environment. This would be particularly good for children with lots of things to touch and feel.

1  Thank joyser88
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We were at a loss to find something to fill in a short stay and hoped to get some ideas here. We found the lady in attendance helpful but really unable to provide much in the way of an option. So....nothing ventured, nothing gained but...More

Thank Simonsays3042
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The idea of the centre is good enough but when arranging the tour they offered we were let down as the guide didn't turn up! Managed to get a refund though by the lovely lady in the shop. Hope they get better organised as it...More

Thank Cazzieshaw
Reviewed 22 June 2016

A great legacy for Gavin Maxwell. The centre is informative and has some nice gifts to buy. The staff are well informed and friendly. I went on the tour round the island, Gavin Maxwell's last home. The house is fascinating and seems like a really...More

Thank AlienorTheCat
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We went on the gavin maxwell tour around Eilean ban island it is well worth a visit thanks to Julie our guide it was very interesting.

Thank agwesty
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Day trip out to Kyle so we walked over the bridge passing Gavin Maxwells cottage the setting for his book "Ring of Bright Water" about his otter. On the Kyleakin side there was a visitors centre on the subject but unbelievably it was only open...More

1  Thank Zhukov45
Reviewed 11 August 2015

As a Gavin Maxwell buff this was a great resource and where you can book tours of Kyleakin Island - last home of the author of Ring of Bright Water

Thank Hilary W
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The lady in the centre was very welcoming and it was interesting to see the information and support the work of the trust. Bought a T-shirt for £10.25.

Thank Norman W
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