Editor’s choice The Good Hotel Guide: Room with a View Hotels
Ullapool and Loch Broom
With its picture postcard rows of white buildings, Ullapool sits on the banks of one of Scotland’s most beautiful lochs, Loch Broom. You will pass through Ullapool coming to Kylesku from the south. This fishing port is now the main hub for Cal Mac ferries leaving for the Western Isles.
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Durness & the North West Coast
Durness lies on the north coast in the wild, remote and beautiful expanse of Cape Wrath . It is the most north westerly inhabited locality of mainland Britain. Stunning white sandy beaches and impressive cliffs will enchant you.
Two miles east of Durness is probably the largest cave entrance in Britain and has been a tourist attraction since Sir Walter Scott’s visit in 1814. The large limestone cave is studded with stalagmites and stalactites.
After a walk along Balnakeil beach, go to the craft village and enjoy a rich and decadent hot chocolate at Cocoa Mountain.
Lochinver & the Assynt Peninsula
An important fishing port, the village of Lochinver provides a wide range of services for tourists with the Assynt Visitor Centre, the Highland Regional Council Ranger Service, shops, a bank and petrol station. A village Highland Games are held here each August.
The extremely popular Highland Stoneware pottery is based in Lochinver and has a showroom and workshop which shoppers can walk around observing the craftsmen at work.
Drumbeg & the wee mad road
Situated about half way along the B869 coastal route, this is a perfect ‘stopping off’ point along this 23 mile single track road for cyclists, walkers etc.
Helen, at Candle Shop where they produce all their own products, will welcome you in her secret tea garden where she serves delicious cakes, sandwiches, and hot and cold drinks.
You will find plenty of ideas for presents for friends and family or for yourself.