Top things to do

Top Choice Park in Durness to Ullapool

Northwest Highlands Geopark

As you head south from Durness, heather gradually gives way to a rockier landscape of Lewisian gneiss pockmarked with hundreds of small lochans. This is the most interesting zone geologically in the UK, with Britain…
Top Choice Beach in Kinlochbervie & Around

Sandwood Bay

South of Cape Wrath, Sandwood Bay boasts one of Scotland’s best and most isolated beaches, guarded at one end by the spectacular rock pinnacle Am Buachaille. Sandwood Bay is about 2 miles north of the end of a track…
Top Choice Seafood in Scourie & Handa Island

Shorehouse Seafood Restaurant

By the ferry pier for Handa Island Nature Reserve, Shorehouse is a restaurant and cafe in a lovely setting, looking across the sound to the sandy beach on Handa Island. There's a conservatory and outdoor terrace tha…
Top Choice Seafood in Kylesku & Loch Glencoul

Kylesku Hotel

In this remote lochside location, it's a real pleasure to gorge yourself on delicious sustainable seafood. Local langoustines, squat lobsters and mussels are the specialties at this convivial restaurant, that has a …
Seafood in Coigach

Salt Seafood Kitchen

A mile south of Achiltibuie, this sweet chalet offers views to the Summer Isles and fresh local seafood served with a smile. What's on offer varies, but expect to find mussels, langoustines and squat lobster among o…
Nature Reserve in Scourie & Handa Island

Handa Island Nature Reserve

A few miles north of Scourie Bay lies this nature reserve run by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. The island's western sea cliffs provide nesting sites for important breeding populations of great skuas, arctic skuas, pu…
Scottish in Kinlochbervie & Around

The Old School

This solid stone building on the way to Kinlochbervie makes for an appealing food stop, with the dining area in the former school classroom and outdoor tables taking advantage of the views. Dishes include local hadd…
Waterfall in Kylesku & Loch Glencoul

Eas a’Chual Aluinn

Five miles southeast of Kylesku, in wild, remote country, lies 213m-high Eas a’Chual Aluinn, Britain’s highest waterfall. You can hike to the top of the falls from a parking area at a sharp bend in the main road 3 m…
Cafe in Lochinver & Assynt

Lochinver Larder & Riverside Bistro

An outstanding menu of inventive food made with local produce is on offer here. The bistro turns out delicious seafood dishes in the evening, while the takeaway counter sells tasty pies with a wide range of gourmet …
Scottish in Scourie & Handa Island

Scourie Hotel

This welcoming fishing-focused hotel has a formal dining room (set menu and set time: diners are summoned by gong!), and an enjoyably convivial bar, with craft beer on tap, plenty of small-batch gin and malt whisky,…