Top things to do

Top Choice Inn in Applecross

Applecross Inn

The perfect shoreside location for a sunset pint, with its spectacular vistas of Skye, Raasay and the sea, this remote inn is deservedly famous for its food. Most of what's on offer are daily blackboard specials con…
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…
Top Choice Seafood in Plockton

Plockton Shores

This welcoming restaurant attached to a shop sports a tempting menu of local seafood, including good-value platters with langoustines, mussels, crab, squat lobster and more, or succulent hand-dived tempura scallops.…
Top Choice Seafood in Lochcarron

Kishorn Seafood Bar

Four miles west of Lochcarron, the Kishorn Seafood Bar is a cute pale blue bungalow which serves the freshest of local seafood simply and well, with very fair prices. The baguettes are great, the views are spectacul…
Top Choice Cafe in Loch Maree & Around

Whistle Stop Cafe

A colourful presence in the former village hall, this is a tempting place to drop by for anything from a coffee to enticing bistro fare. There are great daily specials and delicious home baking, juices and smoothies…
Nature Display in Loch Maree & Around

Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre

The Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre, a mile northwest of Kinlochewe, has interactive displays (good for kids) on local geography, ecology, flora and fauna. Provides information on walking routes, and sells maps and natur…
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 re-creation of a crofter's cottage. There's also a decent ca…
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 occasionally a touch brusque) spot is a shrine to mountaineering and travelling. It serves tasty savoury bagels…
Pub Food 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 had a reputation for local ale and fresh seafood but was in limbo and up for sal…
Sports in Plockton

Plockton Regatta

The big event of the year in Plockton is the Regatta, a fortnight of boat races that culminates in a concert and ceilidh. It begins in late July or early August.