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The Torridon
"The impressive landscapes of Torridon appealed to me from first sight, and I have kept returning. The romantic Loch Torridon Hotel won the top national hotel award with a huge ..." More

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Achnasheen is a tiny village in Wester-Ross, in the centre of the Northern Highlands of Scotland, situated 42 miles north-west of Inverness. Achnasheen lies at a junction between Skye and Gairloch. The village was historically an important drover stop for the cattle-trade in the Highlands on their way to the markets at Dingwall and Inverness. The ‘Old Drovers Road’ can be seen on the north-side of Loch Rosque at 100ft above the main road. Achnasheen translated from Gaelic means ‘field of storms’ this is probably an accurate description of the area during winter weather, as it sits at a height of 500ft at the foot of Ben Fionn, with little shelter in the wide valley of Strathbran. Achnasheen has a railway station, a post-office and shop and The Studio gallery and café. On the road to Lochcarron there is a hotel with bunkhouse; other accommodation includes a cottage and a B&B. The village is ideally located as a base for touring the Highlands; attractions include the glacial outwash deltas, known as the Achnasheen Terraces; formed 10,000 years ago when the movement of the ice cut into the stone and gravel leaving artificial-looking flat-topped terraces. There are beautiful beaches on the east and west coasts and various mountains nearby.


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Ledgowan Lodge Hotel (0.62 miles)

Ledgowan Lodge Hotel
The Ledgowan Lodge Country House Hotel and Wedding Venue is located in Achnasheen, Wester Ross, Ross-shire where we have some of the most spectacular scenery, mountains, lochs and plenty of wild life where stags and ... More | visit website
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Garve Hotel (14.35 miles)

Garve Hotel

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The Garve hotel, Wester Ross has 54 bedrooms and is set amid attractive gardens which lead down to the river. All bedrooms are en suite and have television plus tea/coffee ... More

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Craigdarroch Lodge Hotel (17.20 miles)

Craigdarroch Lodge Hotel

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Tucked away in the lovely valley of the River Conon, old Clan Mackenzie country, sheltered by the massive mountain Ben Wyvis, close to Strathpeffer and only 15 minutes from Inverness, ... More

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The Torridon (17.35 miles)

The Torridon
Once a grand shooting lodge, built for the first Earl of Lovelace in 1887, the Torridon enjoys one of the most impressive coastal positions in the Scottish Highlands.

The hotel is set amidst 58 acres of ... More | visit website
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Achilty Hotel (17.47 miles)

Achilty Hotel
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Dating from the XVIIIth century, this former Drover's Inn provides excellent food and accommodation. The owners, Ethel and Christopher Slater, are passionate about looking after their guests.

Situated only 17 miles north ... More | visit website
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Coul House Hotel (18.30 miles)

Coul House Hotel
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The ancient Mackenzies of Coul picked a wonderful situation for this secluded country mansion. The hotel's emphasis is on personal service and high standards, both of food and accommodation. The ... More | visit website

Dundonnell Hotel (The) (18.83 miles)

Dundonnell Hotel (The)
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Set by the shores of Little Loch Broom, midway between Ullapool and Gairloch, the Dundonnell Hotel is one of the leading Hotels in the Highlands. The Hotel enjoys a ... More
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Fairburn Lodge (18.92 miles)

Fairburn Lodge

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Set in marvellous woodland, Fairburn Lodge (and Activity Centre) overlooks the beautiful and tranquil Strathconon Glen, only 30 minutes from Inverness. Located within the grounds of Fairburn House, Fairburn Lodge (and Activity ... More

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Highland Hotel (19.67 miles)

Highland Hotel
Peacefully set in its own grounds with lovely views over the colourful village square which is just steps away, this chateau style hotel's traditional features have been carefully retained to strike just the right Highland ... More | visit website
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MacKay's Hotel (19.81 miles)


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McKay’s Hotel and Spa Lodge, Strathpeffer had an idyllic setting in the middle of the picturesque highland village of Strathpeffer. The hotel comprises of 57 rooms set across four accommodation ... More

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