Experience a stunning adventure motoring west, past the mainland mountains to the Applecross Peninsula. Travel on the world famous road, the Bealach na Ba, recently named as one of the greatest road trips in the world, ranking with Highway 66 in the USA. You will see the kind of views you otherwise could only see from the mountain tops looking over to the Outer Hebrides and south to the Kintail mountains.
Applecross Inn is famous for wonderful seafood and a friendly, local atmosphere.
A typical highland village beside the sea with a coastline both rocky and sandy. Islands, lochs and incredible views make this trip another day to remember.
Loch Maree, the peaks of Beinn Alligin and of Torridon amaze while Loch Gairloch’s shoreline can introduce you to Longa Island and the open sea.
Again, look out for fabulous seafood restaurants.
Here is a most charming white fishing town only an hour away from Old Drynie House. Some of our guests like to take an evening run there and have dinner.
Ullapool was designed and built in 1788 by Thomas Telford and the British Fisheries Society to take advantage of the boom in herring fishing at that time. Since then it has endured the ups and downs of the industry, being used by long distance fishing fleets and from the 1970s Loch Broom was the base for Russian and East European “Klondyker” factory ships which processed mackerel caught by smaller vessels. Nowadays more locally based fishing boats maintain Ullapool’s sea connection.
The town is also the ferry point for the boat trip to Stornaway which now runs seven days a week, even on Sundays!