Local area

Assynt is one of the most spectacular areas of Scotland, and is perfect for walking, wildlife, boating, beaches and refreshing your soul. You’ll find Assynt right in the heart of the Northwest Scotland UNESCO Geopark – a magical landscape of breath-taking beauty. We’re also part of the North Coast 500. Come and explore!


Walking boots in Assynt, Scotland

Walking & hillwalking

Easy beach walks, energetic hill hikes, mountain scrambles – there’s a walk for everyone (and your dog)!

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Hamlet Mountaineering

Outdoor activities

Fishing, photography, kayaking, paddle-boarding, cycling, horse-riding, pony-trekking, arts, crafts – it’s all here!

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Sandwood Bay, marram grass. Credit François Bertin.

Beaches near Kylesku Hotel

White sand beaches, pebble beaches, rock-pooling and wildlife-watching. Lovely walks for kids and dogs, too.

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Ceramic by Lotte Glob, Sutherland-based artist.

Arts & Craft

Inspired art, crafts and gifts from local artisans and makers, including Scottish knits, ceramics, jewellery and produce.

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Suilven from the road, North West Scotland

North Coast 500

Scotland’s north coast touring route – 500 miles of iconic coastal landscape, unspoilt wilderness and warm hospitality.

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Family friendly boat trips on Kylesku Hotel's boat - Rachael Clare.

Boat trips

Spectacular scenery, wildlife friends and the crystal-clear waters of Loch Glendhu. Tours leave right from our doorstep.

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Puffin, Sutherland, Scotland

Wildlife & nature

A bird-watching and wildlife paradise – meet seals, deer, otters, dolphins, whales, porpoise, golden eagles…

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Inverpolly, Wester Ross, North West Highlands of Scotland

Geology & landscape

Scotland’s UNESCO Global Geopark is one of the best places to see 3 billion-year-old Lewisian Gneiss – some of the oldest rock on the planet!

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Children playing on the beach near Kylesku

Child-friendly activities

Fantastic sandy beaches, rock-pools, magical castles, boats, birds and our favourite child-friendly cafes and attractions.

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Stoer Lighthouse, Assynt, by François Bertin

Things to do in Assynt

National Scenic Area known for outstanding geology, dramatic lochs, birdlife, wildlife and breath-taking beaches.

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Sunset on Foinaven and Arkle

Things to do in Sutherland

Walk the Cape Wrath Trail and discover the big skies, sea cliffs and seabird colonies of Scotland’s remote northwest.

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Durness Beach, North West Scotland

Things to do in Durness

Discover Durness and its award-winning beach, military history, ceramics, chocolate and the spectacular Smoo sea cave.

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Ullapool, Scotland, by François Bertin

Things to do in Ullapool

Picturesque ferry port known for its music and book festivals, seafood and spectacular golf on the shores of Loch Broom.

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 It’s the ideal spot from which to explore the cliffs, sea stacks and sandy coves that adorn the nearby coastline.
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Get the most out of your time in Kylesku

Picnics & takeaways

We can supply you with a picnic, and takeaways are also available from the restaurant. Both are available to non-residents - get in touch to arrange.

Breakfast: open to non-residents

Not staying with us? You’re still welcome to join us for breakfast. Choose from our continental-style buffet or cooked breakfast menu. Breakfast is served from 8-10am every day.

if you're heading outdoors

Kylesku Hotel has a laundry service and drying facilities for residents. Useful for guests engaging in outdoor pursuits.

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