Top things to do

Top Choice Gardens in Gairloch & Around

Inverewe Garden

Six miles north of Gairloch, this splendid place is a welcome splash of colour on this otherwise bleak coast. The climate here is warmed by the Gulf Stream, which allowed Osgood MacKenzie to create this exotic woodl…
Museum in Gairloch & Around

Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition Centre

The Arctic convoys were a vital supply line for Russia during WWII; these merchant ships escorted by Allied warships brought supplies into the northern ports through a gauntlet of German ships and submarines. Many l…
Cafe in Gairloch & Around

Mountain Coffee Company

More the sort of place you'd expect to find on the gringo trail in the Andes, this offbeat and cosy (if brusque) spot is a shrine to mountaineering and travelling. It serves tasty savoury bagels, home baking and sus…
Bistro in Gairloch & Around

Spiral

On the square in Strath, this place pleases locals and visitors alike with its upbeat, cheerful atmosphere and range of tasty bistro fare, with a variety of influences. Local seafood features; the monkfish curry is …
Museum in Gairloch & Around

Gairloch Heritage Museum

This museum has interesting displays on life in the West Highlands from Pictish times to the present, including locally built fishing boats and a faithful recreation of a crofter's cottage. It will close at the end …
Food in Gairloch & Around

Isle of Ewe Smokehouse

This excellent spot 14 miles north of Gairloch does really delicious hot- and cold-smoked salmon as well as other seafoody delicacies and a range of deli products. Addicted after your visit? Don't worry, they delive…
Pub in Gairloch & Around

Badachro Inn

Set in an enchanting location, overlooking a sheltered yacht harbour at Badachro, 5 miles southwest of Gairloch, this old Highland inn doesn't do the great seafood it used to. But it's still a very atmospheric spot …
Art in Gairloch & Around

Sòlas

This gallery displays a selection of paintings, watercolours and ceramics from two artists, with some fine glen scenery and seascapes standing out. Look for the pub called the Old Inn just south of the road that hea…