Whether you want to be touring the region or relaxing in a 'get-away from it all' destination, you will find this an excellent base for your holiday.
You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Wester Ross and take a boat trip to watch the wildlife. Full day or half day cruises operate from Shieldaig and Gairloch. You might spot seals, otters, sea birds, whales and dolphins. Trout fishing, sea fishing, sailing, archery, cycling and pony-trekking are all available in the area. There are numerous walks to suit everyone from hill climbing to gentle coastal paths. Discover unspoilt sandy beaches around Loch Ewe and Loch Gruinard. On clear winter nights, you might be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis.LOCATION MAP »
Local ferry services operate:
Many Wester Ross cafes and restaurants have won awards and there are numerous places where you can enjoy fresh local seafood. The scenery and weather of the Scottish Highlands has been inspiring people for generations. We have many artist galleries, potteries, craft workshops, jewellers, and even a perfume studio for those handmade souvenirs from your Highland holiday. The 'South Wester Ross Arts and Eats Trail' is a fun way to explore the area. Also look out for local produce markets during the summer months in Poolewe (Tuesdays) and Torridon (Thursdays), as well as stalls at the Highland Games.
The North Coast 500 (NC500) has become a popular tourist circuit which is also known as Scotland's answer to Route 66.
You can drive (or cycle!) more than 500 miles around the rugged coastline of the North Highlands. Starting and finishing in Inverness, the route goes across and up through Wester Ross, Sutherland and Caithness as far as John o'Groats, then down the east coast to Easter Ross and Inverness-shire.
With its variety of villages, harbours, castles, churches, museums, distilleries and restaurants, every section of the route has fascinating places to visit. Whether you like golf, wildlife, watersports or hiking, there's something for everyone if you love the great outdoors.
Why not base yourselves with us at The Sheiling for a couple of nights at least and soak up the peacefulness of Wester Ross?
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