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 and have a great time having the six acre Island to ourselves.The hide on the...
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 we achieve little from our short visit here.
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 would be a pity to see them fail due to poor organisation.
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 comfortable home. The island is lovely and i would have liked to just walk around...
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 during the week and shut at weekends.
I visited with my husband & daughter, we all found it very interesting & enjoyed our time in the centre. The lady working there was really friendly & happy to explain things about the centre too, the entry fee is only £1 which is very reasonable.
You do not expect to find such an interesting and fun place in little Kyleakin. This centre supported the work of the Eilean Ban Trust which ensures the future and well being of Eilean Ban island. It is open Mon-Fri between 10.00-14.00. Gavin Maxwell lived on the island during the last year of his life. He is the author of...