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Lochinver

An idyllic small fishing port in the north west Highliands, Lochinver is a Sutherland coast jewel, a mere 16 miles north of Ullapool. Featuring a pretty harbour, a picture-postcard village centre and the separate settlement of Baddidarrach on the waterfront of Loch Inver, Lochinver offers the ultimate Highlands retreat in the designated National Scenic Area of Assynt and Coigach, an region rich in lochs, scenic drives and mountain trails.

Visit the free entry Assynt Visitor Centre just south of the town for a range of leaflets, guides, maps and displays on the beautiful Assynt area. The Assynt Estate offers spectacular walking country, featuring lochside trails around Loch Assynt with views of ruined castles and mountainous backdrops. Lochinver is overlooked by the uniquely shaped mountain Suilven, in Norse meaning 'Pillar Mountain', which pushes up 2389 feet.  A popular, relatively gentle by Scottish mountain standards, route up Suilven begins just one mile outside of Lochinver.

Lochiniver's harbour is the busiest in the Highlands and the town contains a large fishing market. Other attractions in the area include Rare Breeds Farms, Highland Stoneware Centres and the acclaimed coastal drive south towards Achitibuie. A main holiday base on the North West Highlands Coast, this fishing village offers excellent local loch fishing and amenities including restaurants, cafes, a petrol station and a small supermarket. Browse and book Lochinver accommodation online now.