Balnakeil Craft Village, Durness

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Set within the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, Balnakeil Craft Village offers an imaginative range of unique arts and crafts. Somewhat austere exteriors hide attractive and cozy interiors packed with pottery, glasswork, woodwork, knitwear, paintings, and prints. If you have a sweet tooth, make sure to visit the local chocolate shop. Balnakeil Craft Village is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • The only reason this place could possibly still be running is its location and having no competitors. Really poor quality crafts poorly kept common areas. Unbelievable as well that’s there’s a shop...  more »
  • I would compare the craft village to Marmite - you will either love it or wonder why you bothered. Very hippy feel, not all the shacks open at the same time or used. Some beautiful art and some tat...  more »
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  • Didn't even know this place existed but what a little gem! Lots of cute arts and crafts shops, a geology exhibition which was interesting, lunch at Meat and Eat followed by afternoon coffee and hot choc at Cocoa Mountain! Great wet weather choice.
  • Wanted a coffee stop and found the Cocoa Mountain cafe which is excellent, great coffee and amazing hot chocolate. Decided to explore the craft village, very disappointing, artist studio and potter interesting working studios, and artisan products. Other studios displaying "handicraft" you would expect to find at a school bazaars. Very odd to find the hairdresser at work at work in the gallery! "Village" felt unkept and disheveled.

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