A fine selection of holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs, inns, lodges, Travelodges, Premier Inns etc across the Wester Ross National Scenic Area. Pictured is Liathach by Upper Loch Torridon.
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Wester Ross NSA, Visitor & Tourism Guide

Many believe this to be the finest area in Scotland
With its high mountains and stunning beaches, lochs and sea views, many believe this to be the finest area in Scotland. We've researched it a few times now and it's certainly up there with the Ben Nevis & Glencoe NSA or Isle of Skye.

West coast of Scotland
On the west coast of Scotland running inland towards Achnasheen on the A832. To the west is Skye and its Trotternish NSA.

Within the Highland unitary authority.

To the north is the Assynt-Coigach NSA. To the south is Kintail NSA. North of Gruinard Bay are the Summer Isles, Coigach (of the Assynt-Coigach NSA) and the southern end of the North West Highlands Geopark, home to some of the oldest rocks in the world.

Mountains and lochs
The Achnashellach & Torridon Hills to the south of the National Scenic Area and the Dundonnell & Fisherfield Hills to the the north are exceptional. Once again, many argue that this is the finest area for hiking in Scotland and the UK.

Liathach (the 'Grey One') towers over Upper Loch Torridon and is a beast of a hill. It's the most famous mountain within the exceptionally popular Torridon Hills and the Wester Ross NSA. Its ridgeline is roughly 8km long and has two munros, Mullach an Rathain (1023m) and Spidean a' Choire Leith (1055m).

Beaches and sea views
For beaches, try Gruinard Bay or Loch Gairloch, Redpoint (just outside the NSA) or Loch Ewe. For sea views, head to the coast or high on one of the NSA's many summits and look west to Isle of Skye and the Western Isles.

Clearly, the area is ideal for outdoor activities. Take a look at the activities section on the Torridon site (link provided) for ideas.

Inverewe Gardens
Last, visit Inverewe Gardens managed by National Trust Scotland. It's on the shores of Loch Ewe.

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Located in Torridon, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 12.3 miles away.

An 8km ridge in the Torridon Hills with tops of Munro status. Spidean a' Choire Leith is 1055m (3461ft) and Mullach an Rathain is 1023m (3356ft). 'Liathach is rated by many mountaineers and hillwalkers as Scotland's fine...

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Upper Loch Torridon

Located in Torridon, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 13.6 miles away.

Beautiful loch on the west coast of Scotland...

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Kilt Rock

Located in Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 25.5 miles away.

Located on the east coast of the Isle of Skye. Named after the similarity between the cliff face and a kilt. Around two hundred feet high and includes a waterfall. Popular tourist attraction...

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Logie Ewe
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Approximately 2.9 miles away.

Rates: 425 - 866 Per Week

Close to Inverewe Gardens and set in spectacular mountain and coastal scenery this timber clad property enjoys a stylish open plan interior and views towards the River Ewe. Boasting vaulted ceilings glazed bricks and an...

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Riverview Cottage
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Approximately 3.2 miles away.

Rates: 481 - 953 Per Week

Nestling in the peace and tranquillity of the Western Highlands yet only 300 yards from the coast this traditional style cottage overlooking the River Ewe has been furnished to the highest standards. The village of Poole...

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Aultbea Hotel, Aultbea
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Approximately 7.2 miles away.

Total Rooms: 8; Rates: 42 - 110 Per Night

Situated on the shores of beautiful Loch Ewe and perfectly located for exploring the north-west Highlands See spectacular mountains, secluded beaches, Inverewe Gardens and the Benn Eighe nature reserve...

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