North & West Coast attractions

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 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…
Castle in Kyle to the Great Glen

Eilean Donan Castle

Photogenically sited at the entrance to Loch Duich, Eilean Donan is one of Scotland’s most evocative castles and must now be represented in millions of photo albums. It’s on an offshore islet, elegantly linked to th…
Visitor Centre in Flow Country

Forsinard Flows Visitor Centre

On the platform at Forsinard railway station is the RSPB's Forsinard Flows Visitor Centre, an exhibition dedicated to the neighbouring nature reserve. There's a live hen-harrier cam, plus guided walks and 4WD excurs…
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…
Museum in Bettyhill

Strathnaver Museum

Housed in an old church, this museum tells the sad story of the Strathnaver Clearances through posters created by local kids. The museum contains memorabilia of Clan Mackay, various items of crofting equipment and a…
Waterfall in Ullapool to Kyle of Lochalsh

Falls of Measach

Just west of the junction of the A835 and A832, 2 miles south of Braemore, a car park gives access to the Falls of Measach, which spill 45m into spectacularly deep and narrow Corrieshalloch Gorge. You can cross the …
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…
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…