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Guidebook for Highland

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Guidebook for Highland

Arts & Culture
A Thirteenth Century Castle in the Scottish Highlands. Excellent Visitor Attraction with café and gift shop. Only a 40 minute drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B. For further details of the Castle, visit their website www.eileandonancastle.com
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Eilean Donan Castle
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A Thirteenth Century Castle in the Scottish Highlands. Excellent Visitor Attraction with café and gift shop. Only a 40 minute drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B. For further details of the Castle, visit their website www.eileandonancastle.com
Urquhart Castle is one of the most picturesque landmarks in Scotland, and an iconic sight to all those who have travelled between Fort William and Inverness. Perched on the banks of Loch Ness beside the village of Drumnadrochit, it commands great views up the length of the loch, and is one of the main sites for reported sightings of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Only a 25 minute drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B. For further details visit their website www.urquhart-castle.co.uk
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Urquhart Castle
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Urquhart Castle is one of the most picturesque landmarks in Scotland, and an iconic sight to all those who have travelled between Fort William and Inverness. Perched on the banks of Loch Ness beside the village of Drumnadrochit, it commands great views up the length of the loch, and is one of the main sites for reported sightings of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Only a 25 minute drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B. For further details visit their website www.urquhart-castle.co.uk
The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition opened over 30 years ago, it features 17 language translations and 11 language narrations. Now a hi-tech multi-media presentation leads you through 7 themed areas and 500 million years of history, natural mystery and legend revealing the unique environment of Loch Ness and the famous Nessie legend ... Drumnadrochit based coffee company Cobbs operate the catering here at The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Relax and unwind in our modern café and enjoy some fantastic local home baking and refreshment. Whether you are looking for a snack or a full meal our dedicated staff will be on hand to meet all your requirements. Cobbs is named after John Cobb who tragically crashed and died on Loch Ness whilst attempting to break the water speed record in 1951. If you haven’t already visited the Exhibition you can learn all about this man in a section dedicated to the ‘Gallant Gentleman’. The centre has a Nessie shop, Whisky Shop, Cashmere and Kiltmaker shop and you can research your Ancestral Names. Only a 25 minute drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B. For further details visit their website www.lochness.com
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Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
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The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition opened over 30 years ago, it features 17 language translations and 11 language narrations. Now a hi-tech multi-media presentation leads you through 7 themed areas and 500 million years of history, natural mystery and legend revealing the unique environment of Loch Ness and the famous Nessie legend ... Drumnadrochit based coffee company Cobbs operate the catering here at The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Relax and unwind in our modern café and enjoy some fantastic local home baking and refreshment. Whether you are looking for a snack or a full meal our dedicated staff will be on hand to meet all your requirements. Cobbs is named after John Cobb who tragically crashed and died on Loch Ness whilst attempting to break the water speed record in 1951. If you haven’t already visited the Exhibition you can learn all about this man in a section dedicated to the ‘Gallant Gentleman’. The centre has a Nessie shop, Whisky Shop, Cashmere and Kiltmaker shop and you can research your Ancestral Names. Only a 25 minute drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B. For further details visit their website www.lochness.com
Home of clan MacLeod
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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
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Home of clan MacLeod
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Cawdor Castle
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Famous Historic Battlefield
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Culloden Battlefield
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Famous Historic Battlefield
Sightseeing
The oldest working distillery on the Island of Skye. Take a tour of the distillery, see how Whisky is made and try a wee dram at the end of your tour. Only a 1.5 hour drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B For further details visit their website www.discovering-distilleries.com/talisker
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Talisker Distillery
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The oldest working distillery on the Island of Skye. Take a tour of the distillery, see how Whisky is made and try a wee dram at the end of your tour. Only a 1.5 hour drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B For further details visit their website www.discovering-distilleries.com/talisker
Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands extending for approximately 23 miles (37 km) southwest of Inverness. Its surface is 52 ft (16 m) above sea level. Loch Ness is best known for alleged sightings of the cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster, also known affectionately as "Nessie". It is connected at the southern end by the River Oich and a section of the Caledonian Canal to Loch Oich. At the northern end there is the Bona Narrows which opens out into Loch Dochfour, which feeds the River Ness and a further section of canal to Inverness. It is one of a series of interconnected, murky bodies of water in Scotland; its water visibility is exceptionally low due to a high peat content in the surrounding soil. Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish loch by surface area at 22 sq mi (56 km2) after Loch Lomond, but due to its great depth, it is the largest by volume in the British Isles. Its deepest point is 755 ft (230 m) making it the second deepest loch in Scotland after Loch Morar. A recent survey claims to have discovered a crevice that pushes the depth to 889 ft (271 m).It contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined and is the largest body of water on the Great Glen Fault, which runs from Inverness in the north to Fort William in the south. Only a 15 minute drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B. For further details visit the website www.visitinvernesslochness.com
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ネス湖
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Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands extending for approximately 23 miles (37 km) southwest of Inverness. Its surface is 52 ft (16 m) above sea level. Loch Ness is best known for alleged sightings of the cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster, also known affectionately as "Nessie". It is connected at the southern end by the River Oich and a section of the Caledonian Canal to Loch Oich. At the northern end there is the Bona Narrows which opens out into Loch Dochfour, which feeds the River Ness and a further section of canal to Inverness. It is one of a series of interconnected, murky bodies of water in Scotland; its water visibility is exceptionally low due to a high peat content in the surrounding soil. Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish loch by surface area at 22 sq mi (56 km2) after Loch Lomond, but due to its great depth, it is the largest by volume in the British Isles. Its deepest point is 755 ft (230 m) making it the second deepest loch in Scotland after Loch Morar. A recent survey claims to have discovered a crevice that pushes the depth to 889 ft (271 m).It contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined and is the largest body of water on the Great Glen Fault, which runs from Inverness in the north to Fort William in the south. Only a 15 minute drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B. For further details visit the website www.visitinvernesslochness.com
At foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle are the Fairy Pools, beautifully crystal clear blue pools on the River Brittle. These famous pools entice visitors from all over the world, as they make some great ‘Wild Swimming’ for those brave enough to enter the cold water. For the less adventurous these magical Fairy Pools make some fantastic photos. The walk to the pools uses the same route there and back. The complete return distance to the first main waterfall and pool is 2.4km, with the average time to complete the walk being 40 minutes (with no stops). Most people will spend some time working their way up the river from the first waterfall exploring the different pools. The nearest village to the Fairy Pools is Carbost on the West of Skye, the start of the walk is on the road to Glenbrittle. Park in the Forestry Commision gravel carpark signposted ‘Glumagan Na Sithichean’ (below in smaller writing it does also say Fairy Pools). It is located along the single track road that leads to Glenbrittle from Carbost. The carpark is 5.5miles (10 minute drive) from Carbost. If traveling from Portree it is 20.5miles and will take about 30 minutes to drive.
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Fairy Pools
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At foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle are the Fairy Pools, beautifully crystal clear blue pools on the River Brittle. These famous pools entice visitors from all over the world, as they make some great ‘Wild Swimming’ for those brave enough to enter the cold water. For the less adventurous these magical Fairy Pools make some fantastic photos. The walk to the pools uses the same route there and back. The complete return distance to the first main waterfall and pool is 2.4km, with the average time to complete the walk being 40 minutes (with no stops). Most people will spend some time working their way up the river from the first waterfall exploring the different pools. The nearest village to the Fairy Pools is Carbost on the West of Skye, the start of the walk is on the road to Glenbrittle. Park in the Forestry Commision gravel carpark signposted ‘Glumagan Na Sithichean’ (below in smaller writing it does also say Fairy Pools). It is located along the single track road that leads to Glenbrittle from Carbost. The carpark is 5.5miles (10 minute drive) from Carbost. If traveling from Portree it is 20.5miles and will take about 30 minutes to drive.
Watch the boats navigate their way through the locks.
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Caledonian Canal
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Watch the boats navigate their way through the locks.
Whisky
The Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre
Whisky
James Bond - Skyfall
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Glen Etive
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James Bond - Skyfall
Hiking and Scenery. Gift shop
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Ben Nevis Visitor Centre
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Hiking and Scenery. Gift shop
Whisky
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Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Ltd
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Whisky
The Fairy Pools
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Glenbrittle
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The Fairy Pools
Community run small car ferry to Skye. Sea otters and nature all around.
Skye Ferry
Community run small car ferry to Skye. Sea otters and nature all around.
Can be part of an adventure to visit the Isle of Skye. Important fishing port.
Mallaig Ferry Terminal
Can be part of an adventure to visit the Isle of Skye. Important fishing port.
Stunning views and the Harry Potter Train.
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Glenfinnan Viaduct View Point
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Stunning views and the Harry Potter Train.
Beautiful scenery and the Harry Potter Train
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Glenfinnan
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Beautiful scenery and the Harry Potter Train
Ben Nevis Mountain and scenery
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Fort William
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Ben Nevis Mountain and scenery
Entertainment & Activities
Described as one of the great railway journeys of the world this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis! Just over an hour drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B. For further details visit their website www.westcoastrailways.co.uk/Jacobite/Jacobite-steam-train-details.cfm
The Jacobite
Described as one of the great railway journeys of the world this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis! Just over an hour drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B. For further details visit their website www.westcoastrailways.co.uk/Jacobite/Jacobite-steam-train-details.cfm
Explore the world famous Loch Ness and search for the Loch Ness Monster. Trips leave from Fort Augustus lasting from 1 hour to 90 minutes. Choose from a cruise boat trip or an exhilarating fast RIB trip. Only a 25 minute drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B. For further details visit their website www.cruiselochness.com
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Cruise Loch Ness
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Explore the world famous Loch Ness and search for the Loch Ness Monster. Trips leave from Fort Augustus lasting from 1 hour to 90 minutes. Choose from a cruise boat trip or an exhilarating fast RIB trip. Only a 25 minute drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B. For further details visit their website www.cruiselochness.com
Parks & Nature
Glen Affric, often described as the most beautiful glen in Scotland, stretches for some 30 miles from Kintail in the west to within a couple of miles of Cannich in Strathglass. The burns tumbling down the mountains on the north side of Glen Shiel and from Beinn Fhada culminate in two major streams – Allt a Chòmhlain and Allt Cam-bàn. Together they combine to create the River Affric that flows through two major lochs to Fasnakyle in Strathglass where it meets with the Abhainn Deabhag to form the River Glass. It has the largest example of the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest with spectacular waterfalls. A great day out exploring woodland, lochs, waterfalls and mountains. Only an hours drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B. For further details visit the website www.scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/glen-affric
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Glen Affric
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Glen Affric, often described as the most beautiful glen in Scotland, stretches for some 30 miles from Kintail in the west to within a couple of miles of Cannich in Strathglass. The burns tumbling down the mountains on the north side of Glen Shiel and from Beinn Fhada culminate in two major streams – Allt a Chòmhlain and Allt Cam-bàn. Together they combine to create the River Affric that flows through two major lochs to Fasnakyle in Strathglass where it meets with the Abhainn Deabhag to form the River Glass. It has the largest example of the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest with spectacular waterfalls. A great day out exploring woodland, lochs, waterfalls and mountains. Only an hours drive from Binnilidh Mhor B&B. For further details visit the website www.scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/glen-affric
This is properly the most famous walk on the Island and definitely the busiest. The ‘Old Man’ is a large pinnacle of rock that stands high and can be seen for miles around. As part of the Trotternish ridge the Storr was created by a massive ancient landside, leaving one of the most photographed landscapes in the world. The Storr walk uses the same path up and down, starting & returning at the same point (the carpark). It covers a distance of 3.8km, with the average time to complete the walk being 1 hour 15 minutes (with no stops). The Old Man of Storr is located on the north of Skye in the area known as ‘Trotternish’. The start of the walk is by the main road from Portree to Staffin. The carpark is located right by the main road 6.8miles from Portree which will take about 10 minutes to drive. The carpark is not that big so fills up quickly mid-summer, there is an extended layby to the main road that continues from the carpark entrance.
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Old Man of Storr
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This is properly the most famous walk on the Island and definitely the busiest. The ‘Old Man’ is a large pinnacle of rock that stands high and can be seen for miles around. As part of the Trotternish ridge the Storr was created by a massive ancient landside, leaving one of the most photographed landscapes in the world. The Storr walk uses the same path up and down, starting & returning at the same point (the carpark). It covers a distance of 3.8km, with the average time to complete the walk being 1 hour 15 minutes (with no stops). The Old Man of Storr is located on the north of Skye in the area known as ‘Trotternish’. The start of the walk is by the main road from Portree to Staffin. The carpark is located right by the main road 6.8miles from Portree which will take about 10 minutes to drive. The carpark is not that big so fills up quickly mid-summer, there is an extended layby to the main road that continues from the carpark entrance.
Private home gardens open to the public
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Attadale Gardens
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Private home gardens open to the public
Beautiful Gardens
Poolewe
Beautiful Gardens
Scenery, hiking, nature.
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Cairngorms National Park
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Scenery, hiking, nature.
Shopping
Inverness is one of Scotland's seven cities and sits in the south of the Highlands, on the banks of the River Ness. Below the castle, the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery on Castle Wynd gives a good general overview of the development of the Highlands while medieval Church Street is home to the town’s oldest-surviving buildings. On the corner with Bridge Street stands the Steeple, whose spire has to be straightened after an earth tremor in 1816. Further down Church Street is Abertarff House, reputedly the oldest complete building in Inverness and distinguished by its stepped gables and circular stair tower. It was erected in 1593 and is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. This thriving city offers a rich variety of things to do and see from shopping and culture to eating and drinking. There are many lovely riverside restaurants and bustling pavement cafes as well as a wide range of specialist retailers in the historic Old Town and Victorian Market while a great variety of popular High street names can be found at the Eastgate Centre. Inverness also offers a fantastic choice of events and festivals from traditional to modern including music festivals, golf championships and iconic Highland games on top of art, history and heritage events. There is also many attractions around the city - re-live one of Scotland’s most famous battles at Culloden Battlefield, see a school of dolphins in the nearby Moray Firth or cruise down the Caledonian Canal to the world-famous Loch Ness. Visitors can enjoy the fine circular walk from Inverness Castle, currently used as a courthouse, along the river past St Andrew’s Cathedral, which dominates the River Ness, and through the Ness Islands where you will find anglers casting long lines to leaping Atlantic salmon. Craig Phadrig lies just above the city. Once the stronghold of Pictish kings, it offers interesting forest walks and magnificent views of the Moray Firth, which is home to a diverse range of wildlife. Crowned by a pink crenellated castle and lavishly decorated with flowers, Inverness is a thriving city with a rich variety of places to visit and things to do both in the city and around. The city boasts a number of historic buildings in the Old Town that can be appreciated while browsing city shops. There is a great selection of places to eat and drink too with peaceful areas close to the city centre for relaxing and a great variety of places to stay. The city itself is small, compact and easy to get around. Perched picturesquely above the river, Inverness Castle looms above the Gothic Town House in the High Street and dominates the horizon. The original castle formed the core of the ancient town, which has rapidly developed as a port trading with Europe in the 6th century. The Jacobites blew up the castle to prevent it falling into government hands.
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Inverness
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Inverness is one of Scotland's seven cities and sits in the south of the Highlands, on the banks of the River Ness. Below the castle, the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery on Castle Wynd gives a good general overview of the development of the Highlands while medieval Church Street is home to the town’s oldest-surviving buildings. On the corner with Bridge Street stands the Steeple, whose spire has to be straightened after an earth tremor in 1816. Further down Church Street is Abertarff House, reputedly the oldest complete building in Inverness and distinguished by its stepped gables and circular stair tower. It was erected in 1593 and is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. This thriving city offers a rich variety of things to do and see from shopping and culture to eating and drinking. There are many lovely riverside restaurants and bustling pavement cafes as well as a wide range of specialist retailers in the historic Old Town and Victorian Market while a great variety of popular High street names can be found at the Eastgate Centre. Inverness also offers a fantastic choice of events and festivals from traditional to modern including music festivals, golf championships and iconic Highland games on top of art, history and heritage events. There is also many attractions around the city - re-live one of Scotland’s most famous battles at Culloden Battlefield, see a school of dolphins in the nearby Moray Firth or cruise down the Caledonian Canal to the world-famous Loch Ness. Visitors can enjoy the fine circular walk from Inverness Castle, currently used as a courthouse, along the river past St Andrew’s Cathedral, which dominates the River Ness, and through the Ness Islands where you will find anglers casting long lines to leaping Atlantic salmon. Craig Phadrig lies just above the city. Once the stronghold of Pictish kings, it offers interesting forest walks and magnificent views of the Moray Firth, which is home to a diverse range of wildlife. Crowned by a pink crenellated castle and lavishly decorated with flowers, Inverness is a thriving city with a rich variety of places to visit and things to do both in the city and around. The city boasts a number of historic buildings in the Old Town that can be appreciated while browsing city shops. There is a great selection of places to eat and drink too with peaceful areas close to the city centre for relaxing and a great variety of places to stay. The city itself is small, compact and easy to get around. Perched picturesquely above the river, Inverness Castle looms above the Gothic Town House in the High Street and dominates the horizon. The original castle formed the core of the ancient town, which has rapidly developed as a port trading with Europe in the 6th century. The Jacobites blew up the castle to prevent it falling into government hands.
Food Scene
Great coffee and home baked cakes
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Single Track Art Gallery & Espresso Bar
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Great coffee and home baked cakes
Fresh oysters and seafood. Great place to have Lobster & Chips for lunch.
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The Oyster Shed
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Fresh oysters and seafood. Great place to have Lobster & Chips for lunch.
Delicious breads and cakes made from scratch on the premises. Homemade takeaway pizza in the evenings.
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Manuela`s Wee Bakery
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Delicious breads and cakes made from scratch on the premises. Homemade takeaway pizza in the evenings.
Stunning setting in a walled garden. Restaurant is garden and greenhouse themed. Delicious seafood and home cooking.
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Applecross Walled Garden Cafe & Restaurant
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Stunning setting in a walled garden. Restaurant is garden and greenhouse themed. Delicious seafood and home cooking.
Delicious home cooking with a seafood theme. Beautiful traditional Scottish fishing village with exotic plants and flowers due to the warm Gulf Stream. Live traditional Scottish music every Thursday. Music on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the summer months
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Plockton Inn
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Delicious home cooking with a seafood theme. Beautiful traditional Scottish fishing village with exotic plants and flowers due to the warm Gulf Stream. Live traditional Scottish music every Thursday. Music on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the summer months
Relaxed bistro pub food
Invergarry Hotel
Relaxed bistro pub food
Delicious Bistro Food or Fine Dining (advance booking). Great Place for a special occasion.
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The Lovat Loch Ness
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Delicious Bistro Food or Fine Dining (advance booking). Great Place for a special occasion.
Excellent Scottish Pub Food
The Bothy
Excellent Scottish Pub Food
Great pub food with mountain scenery
The Cluanie Inn
Great pub food with mountain scenery
Scottish food with a Turkish twist. Views over Loch Ness and situated in Fort Augustus Abbey.
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The Boathouse Lochside Restaurant
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Scottish food with a Turkish twist. Views over Loch Ness and situated in Fort Augustus Abbey.
Great pub food. Busy and vibrant
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The Lock Inn
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Great pub food. Busy and vibrant
Spectacular views over Loch Ness. Casual and relaxed fine dining at pub prices.
The Inch Hotel
Spectacular views over Loch Ness. Casual and relaxed fine dining at pub prices.
Good Scottish pub food in a traditional Highland country hotel.
Glenmoriston Arms
Good Scottish pub food in a traditional Highland country hotel.
Essentials
Caledonian canal, groceries, Doctor, Pharmacy, Fuel
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Fort Augustus
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Caledonian canal, groceries, Doctor, Pharmacy, Fuel