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    Famous for the spectacular drive, Applecross is a remote peninsula in Wester Ross.

    The name of Applecross is at least 1,300 years old and is not used locally to name the village. They simply call it ‘the street’.

    On a wild peninsula in Wester Ross, Applecross has a wonderful atmosphere, that you are at the 'edge of the world', probably because of its inaccessibility. There are two ways of getting to Applecross: a winding coast road from Shielding, to the north on Loch Torridon, with great views all the way; and the Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle). The road is one of the highest in Britain, reaching 2,053 ft, heads into the clouds on Alpine hairpin bends, then drops down to the quiet street, from where there are incredible views out across the bay to Raasay and Skye.

    The area around Applecross is believed to be one of the earliest settled parts of Scotland. The coastal settlement of Sand, just to the north of Applecross, is the location of a major archaeological site.

    On your tour around the Applecross peninsula, don't forget to savour the delights of the Applecross Inn or buy some locally smoked fish from the Applecross Smokehouse.

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