The small fishing port and resort of Lochinver on the west coast of Scotland offers the very best views back across to Suilven.
The pretty fishing village of Lochinver offers incredible mountains views, white sandy beaches, unique wildlife and legendary tasty pies.
Sitting on a sheltered bay north of Ullapool in the wilds of the Highlands and right on the North Coast 500 iconic route, the town makes a great base for slowing down and enjoying the hidden gems and spectacular scenery of the north west Highlands Geopark.
Keen hillwalkers can scale one of Scotland’s most iconic mountains, Suilven, as featured in the 2017 British film Edie. If you prefer a more gentle stroll, follow the beautiful River Inver and Glen Canisp for amazing mountain views or take a quiet walk to the beautiful Culag Woods. Further north, you can relax at the stunning Achmelvich beach, with its golden sands and clear turquoise water.
In town, visit the Lochinver harbour, once the busiest fishing port on the West Coast, or watch potters at work at the Highland Stoneware Pottery, where you can purchase some unique and wonderful ceramics.
Lochinver also offers some excellent eateries, whether you’re looking for a delicious pie to take out on the hills or sample some of the seafood landed fresh from the sea on the doorsteps of the restaurants.
Nearby, don’t miss the spectacular coastal drive to Achiltibuie and the scenic Drumbeg Loop to Unapool.
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