Holidays in Scotland
The Highlands of Scotland has some of the finest scenery in the world and has lots to offer anyone who loves nature, being outdoors or exploring often remote areas.
Our website aims at introducing to you a romantic Scotland away from the pressures of city living where the majesty and beauty of the natural world and nature raises your spirits.
About West Highland Holidays
The West Highland Holidays website promotes the Scottish Highlands and Islands, especially the north west coast of the Highlands of Scotland.
The area covered is from Oban to Durness in the far north west of Scotland.
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Durness is one of Scotland's most remote places and is close to Cape Wrath. While remote it also has an outstanding 9 hole Golf Course, the fascinating Smoo Cave and outstanding scenery. Balnakeil craft village is nearby along with lovely sandy beaches.
Lochinver is a small village on the north west of Scotland in the county of Sutherland. This traditional village is in the beautiful area of Assynt and is close to the outstanding sandy beaches at Achmelvich, Clacknessie and Clachtoll. A short drive will take you to Stoer and the Stoer Head Lighthouse which is well known for wildlife watching including whales and dolphins.
Assynt is one of the most spectacular scenic areas in the north west of Scotland and is literally covered in hundreds of small lochs as well as the largest loch, Loch Assynt, in this area. Ardvreck Castle and the nearby ruins of Calda House are said to be haunted. Well worth a visit.
Gairloch for sandy beaches, beautiful scenery, golf and many more outdoor sports and holiday activities. Gairloch is one of our favourite places in the Highlands of Scotland and we can highly recommend this area for holidays or short breaks.
Poolewe is nestled at the head of Loch Ewe, and it is where the world famous Inverewe Gardens are found. The scenery is outstanding and we love looking up the River Ewe from the bridge. We know you will also love Poolewe.
Ullapool is the largest town on the north west coast of Scotland and is an important tourist destination and often used as a base to explore the surrounding areas as well as a ferry port link for the Outer Hebrides.
Badachro is close to Gairloch and is a small hamlet with a very quaint pub. The drive along the single track road from Gairloch is picturesque and passes Shieldaig. If you drive beyond Badachro the road leads to Port Henderson and then Opinan which has lovely sandy beaches. The road ends at Redpoint which has two large sandy beaches.
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Lochcarron is a lovely village and community in the Wester Ross area of the Highlands of Scotland. The area is a significant location for hill walking and touring the West Highlands of Scotland, including the Torridon, Plockton and Isle of Skye. The drive to Applecross provides outstanding scenery and is popular with visitors.
Loch nan Eun, Upper Loch Torridon and Glen Torridon, photo by Lindsay Boyd
Kishorn is the the area at the top of Loch Kishorn and consists of a number of settlements and villages. It is in an area of outstanding natural beauty with Applecross, Torridon and Sky nearby.
Loch Maree is one of the largest fresh water lochs in Scotland and is nestled between the magnificent Slioch, a munro, and Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. The islands contain remnants of the ancient Caledonian Forest and we feel this is the most beautiful loch in Scotland.
Plockton is a small village near the Skye Bridge and has been used for filming TV and movies. Due to the mild climate created by the gulf stream palm trees grown well and give the area a semi-tropical atmosphere. A lovely village well worth seeing.